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Cai, Ru Ying; Richdale, Amanda L.; Dissanayake, Cheryl; Trollor, Julian; Uljarevic, Mirko – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Emotion regulation has been proposed to be a transdiagnostic factor in the development and maintenance of psychopathology in the general population, yet the nature of the relationships between emotion regulation strategy use and psychological well-being has not been comprehensively explored in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Emotional Development, Autism, Interaction
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Hedley, Darren; Cai, Ru; Uljarevic, Mirko; Wilmot, Mathilda; Spoor, Jennifer R.; Richdale, Amanda; Dissanayake, Cheryl – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
To improve employment outcomes for adults with autism spectrum disorder, it is necessary to identify factors associated with successful transition to work from the perspectives of the individual and from those who work with or support them. This study involved focus groups with adults with autism spectrum disorder (n = 9) participating in a 3-year…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adults, Focus Groups
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Barbaro, Josephine; Dissanayake, Cheryl – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Autism spectrum disorder diagnoses in toddlers have been established as accurate and stable across time in high-risk siblings and clinic-referred samples. Few studies have investigated diagnostic stability in children prospective identified in community-based settings. Furthermore, there is a dearth of evidence on the individual behaviours that…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Toddlers, Disability Identification
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Hedley, Darren; Uljarevic, Mirko; Cameron, Lauren; Halder, Santoshi; Richdale, Amanda; Dissanayake, Cheryl – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder face significant challenges entering the workforce; yet research in this area is limited and the issues are poorly understood. In this systematic review, empirical peer-reviewed studies on employment programmes, interventions and employment-related outcomes in individuals with autism spectrum disorder over…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Barriers, Literature Reviews
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Chandler, Felicity; Dissanayake, Cheryl – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
Previous research has investigated caregiver attachment relationships in children with autism during early childhood, with few differences found from matched control groups. However, little is known of this relationship during middle childhood (ages 8-12 years). In this study, the aim was to establish whether there are differences in the security…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Children
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McStay, Rebecca L.; Dissanayake, Cheryl; Scheeren, Anke; Koot, Hans M.; Begeer, Sander – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
While stress is a common experience for parents caring for a child with a developmental disability, current measures fail to distinguish between general stress in parents and the demands of parenting and perceptions of parenting skills (parenting stress). This study examined differences in "parenting stress" reported by parents of…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Stress Variables, Autism, Age Differences
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Barbaro, Josephine; Dissanayake, Cheryl – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2013
The Social Attention and Communication Study involved the successful implementation of developmental surveillance of the early markers of autism spectrum disorders in a community-based setting. The objective in the current study was to determine the most discriminating and predictive markers of autism spectrum disorders used in the Social…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Public Health, Autism, Delayed Speech
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Dissanayake, Cheryl; Shembrey, Joh; Suddendorf, Thomas – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2010
Two studies are reported which investigate delayed video self-recognition (DSR) in children with autistic disorder and Asperger's disorder relative to one another and to their typically developing peers. A secondary aim was to establish whether DSR ability is dependent on metarepresentational ability. Children's verbal and affective responses to…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Video Technology
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Sigman, Marian; Dissanayake, Cheryl; Corona, Rosalie; Espinosa, Michael – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2003
The behavioral and heart rate responses of 22 children (ages 3-4) with autism and 22 with other developmental disabilities were compared while they were watching videotapes of a baby either playing or crying. Both groups of children showed heart rate slowing when watching the video of the crying baby. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Autism, Crying, Developmental Disabilities, Early Childhood Education