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Pathak, Manina; Bennett, Amanda; Shui, Amy M. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Children with autism spectrum disorder have deficits in adaptive functioning. This study examines the adaptive behavior, its association with cognitive ability, gender, age, and symptom severity in children with autism spectrum disorder. Using data from Autism Treatment Network registry, the adaptive behavior profiles were examined in 2538…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Child Behavior
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Tint, Ami; Palucka, Anna M.; Bradley, Elspeth; Weiss, Jonathan A.; Lunsky, Yona – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
This study aimed to describe patterns of emergency department use and police interactions, as well as satisfaction with emergency services of 40 adults with autism spectrum disorder without intellectual disability over 12-18 months. Approximately 42.5% of the sample reported visiting the emergency department and 32.5% reported interactions with…
Descriptors: Adults, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Police
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Sacrey, Lori-Ann R.; Bryson, Susan; Zwaigenbaum, Lonnie; Brian, Jessica; Smith, Isabel M.; Roberts, Wendy; Szatmari, Peter; Vaillancourt, Tracy; Roncadin, Caroline; Garon, Nancy – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
This study examined whether a novel parent-report questionnaire, the Autism Parent Screen for Infants, could differentiate infants subsequently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder from a high-risk cohort (siblings of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (n = 66)) from high-risk and low-risk comparison infants (no family history of…
Descriptors: Autism, Infants, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parents
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Ten Eycke, Kayla D.; Müller, Ulrich – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
Little is known about the relation between cognitive processes and imagination and whether this relation differs between neurotypically developing children and children with autism. To address this issue, we administered a cognitive task battery and Karmiloff-Smith's drawing task, which requires children to draw imaginative people and houses. For…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Executive Function
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Nicholas, David B.; Zwaigenbaum, Lonnie; Zwicker, Jennifer; Clarke, Margaret E.; Lamsal, Ramesh; Stoddart, Kevin P.; Carroll, Cynthia; Muskat, Barbara; Spoelstra, Margaret; Lowe, Katelyn – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
The employment rate among persons with autism spectrum disorder has been noted as unacceptably low. Employment-support services are increasingly linked to the potential for favorable job outcomes, yet little is known about employment-support practices and the outcome of these interventions. This mixed-methods study examined employment-support…
Descriptors: Adults, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Supported Employment
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Trevisan, Dominic; Birmingham, Elina – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
We examined the relationship between characteristics associated with autism spectrum disorder and college adjustment in a sample of neurotypical college students. Using the Broad Autism Phenotype Questionnaire and the Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire, we found that higher levels of autism spectrum disorder characteristics were…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Genetics, Correlation
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Jonsson, Ulf; Olsson, Nora Choque; Bölte, Sven – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Systematic reviews have traditionally focused on internal validity, while external validity often has been overlooked. In this study, we systematically reviewed determinants of external validity in the accumulated randomized controlled trials of social skills group interventions for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. We…
Descriptors: Autism, Interpersonal Competence, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention
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Cheuk, Samantha; Lashewicz, Bonnie – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
The growing prevalence of autism spectrum disorder is accompanied by ongoing efforts to understand and support parents in the face of challenges related to their child's autism spectrum disorder. Although fathers are increasingly hands-on in raising children, research focus on parenting children with autism spectrum disorder continues to be skewed…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Fathers, Children
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MacMullin, Jennifer A.; Lunsky, Yona; Weiss, Jonathan A. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Although electronic technology currently plays an integral role for most youth, there are growing concerns of its excessive and compulsive use. This study documents patterns and impact of electronics use in individuals with autism spectrum disorder compared to typically developing peers. Participants included 172 parents of typically developing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Parents
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Weiss, Jonathan A.; Tint, Ami; Paquette-Smith, Melissa; Lunsky, Yona – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Many parents of adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder experience difficulty accessing appropriate services for their children, and may report low levels of parent self-efficacy. In an effort to identify the factors that contribute to the difficulties these families face, this study examined the role of demographic, systemic, and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Autism, Self Efficacy, Parent Attitudes
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Muskat, Barbara; Greenblatt, Andrea; Nicholas, David B.; Ratnapalan, Savithiri; Cohen-Silver, Justine; Newton, Amanda S.; Craig, William R.; Kilmer, Christopher; Zwaigenbaum, Lonnie – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Children and youth with autism spectrum disorder presenting in emergency departments face potential cognitive, sensory, and behavioral challenges, and it is crucial for providers to be aware of their unique needs. However, disclosure of a child's autism spectrum disorder can be complex for parental caregivers and is not well understood. This…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Hospitals
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Reaven, Judy; Blakeley-Smith, Audrey; Beattie, Tricia L.; Sullivan, April; Moody, Eric J.; Stern, Jessica A; Hepburn, Susan L.; Smith, Isabel M. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
Anxiety disorders frequently co-occur in youth with autism spectrum disorders. In addition to developing efficacious treatments for anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorders, it is important to examine the transportability of these treatments to real-world settings. Study aims were to (a) train clinicians to deliver Facing Your Fears:…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, Anxiety, Autism
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Kuo, Melissa H.; Magill-Evans, Joyce; Zwaigenbaum, Lonnie – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
Adolescents with autism spectrum disorder spend considerable time in media activities. Parents play an important role in shaping adolescents' responses to media. This study explored the mediation strategies that parents of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder used to manage television and video game use, factors associated with their use of…
Descriptors: Television Viewing, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Video Games
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Muskat, Barbara; Burnham Riosa, Priscilla; Nicholas, David B.; Roberts, Wendy; Stoddart, Kevin P.; Zwaigenbaum, Lonnie – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
Youth with autism spectrum disorder are a vulnerable, often poorly understood patient group, who may experience periodic and chronic health challenges, in addition to their primary developmental social and communication problems. Developmental and behavioural challenges can complicate management of acute health-care needs. To date, there is an…
Descriptors: Autism, Hospitals, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Pediatrics
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Mitchell, Gwen E.; Locke, Kenneth D. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
We conducted a survey of beliefs about autism among the general public in the United States and Canada (n = 823) and among individuals working in childcare facilities in the state of Idaho (n = 176). Results included the following. Almost all respondents correctly believed that autism's primary causes are genetic and neurological (not parenting,…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Public Opinion
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