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Hillier, Ashleigh; Goldstein, Jody; Murphy, Deirdra; Trietsch, Rhoda; Keeves, Jacqueline; Mendes, Eva; Queenan, Alexa – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
Increasing numbers of students with autism spectrum disorder are entering higher education. Their success can be jeopardized by organizational, social/emotional, and academic challenges if appropriate supports are not in place. Our objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of a support group model for university students with autism spectrum…
Descriptors: College Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Social Support Groups
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Shire, Stephanie Y.; Shih, Wendy; Chang, Ya-Chih; Kasari, Connie – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
Children with autism spectrum disorder experience delays in the development of nonverbal social communication gestures to request and to share (joint attention) as well as play skills such that intervention is required. Although such tools exist in research settings, community stakeholders also require access to brief, simple, and reliable tools…
Descriptors: Play, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Communication, Preschool Children
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Hickey, Aoife; Crabtree, Jason; Stott, Joshua – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
Research on the experience of growing older with autism is very limited. In this study, 13 people with autism aged over 50 years participated in semi-structured interviews about their experiences of diagnosis, social support and getting older. Interviews were analysed using thematic analysis. Three overarching themes were generated: difference,…
Descriptors: Autism, Older Adults, Semi Structured Interviews, Social Support Groups
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Chu, Ching-Lin; Chiang, Chung-Hsin; Wu, Chin-Chin; Hou, Yuh-Ming; Liu, Jiun-Horng – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Chiayi is a rural county located in southwestern Taiwan, and the effectiveness of its early intervention service system for autism spectrum disorders was studied in detail. A total of 71 children with autism spectrum disorders (n = 35) and developmental delay (n = 36) aged 2.5 years were referred from the only Early Intervention Reporting and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Holmes, Laura G.; Himle, Michael B.; Strassberg, Donald S. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
This study examined the relationship between core symptoms of autism spectrum disorder, parental romantic expectations, and parental provision of sexuality and relationship education in an online sample of 190 parents of youth 12-18 years of age with a parent-reported diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Regression analyses were conducted…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parent Child Relationship, Sex Education
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Hare, Dougal Julian; Gracey, Carolyn; Wood, Christopher – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Anxiety and stress are everyday issues for many people with high-functioning autism, and while cognitive-behavioural therapy is the treatment of choice for the management of anxiety, there are challenges in using it with people with high-functioning autism. This study used modified experience sampling techniques to examine everyday anxiety and…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Anxiety, Intervention, Cognitive Restructuring
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Qi, Xin; Zaroff, Charles M.; Bernardo, Allan B. I. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Recent research examining the explanations given by the public (i.e. lay beliefs) for autism spectrum disorder often reveals a reasonably accurate understanding of the biogenetic basis of the disorder. However, lay beliefs often manifest aspects of culture, and much of this work has been conducted in western cultures. In this study, 215…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Etiology, Public Opinion
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Radley, Keith C.; Hanglein, Jeanine; Arak, Marisa – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder display impairments in social interactions and communication that appear at early ages and result in short- and long-term negative outcomes. As such, there is a need for effective social skills training programs for young children with autism spectrum disorder--particularly interventions capable of being…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Social Development
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Salomone, Erica; Beranová, Štepánka; Bonnet-Brilhault, Frédérique; Briciet Lauritsen, Marlene; Budisteanu, Magdalena; Buitelaar, Jan; Canal-Bedia, Ricardo; Felhosi, Gabriella; Fletcher-Watson, Sue; Freitag, Christine; Fuentes, Joaquin; Gallagher, Louise; Garcia Primo, Patricia; Gliga, Fotinica; Gomot, Marie; Green, Jonathan; Heimann, Mikael; Jónsdóttir, Sigridur Loa; Kaale, Anett; Kawa, Rafal; Kylliainen, Anneli; Lemcke, Sanne; Markovska-Simoska, Silvana; Marschik, Peter B; McConachie, Helen; Moilanen, Irma; Muratori, Filippo; Narzisi, Antonio; Noterdaeme, Michele; Oliveira, Guiomar; Oosterling, Iris; Pijl, Mirjam; Pop-Jordanova, Nada; Poustka, Luise; Roeyers, Herbert; Rogé, Bernadette; Sinzig, Judith; Vicente, Astrid; Warreyn, Petra; Charman, Tony – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Little is known about use of early interventions for autism spectrum disorder in Europe. Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder aged 7?years or younger (N?=?1680) were recruited through parent organisations in 18 European countries and completed an online survey about the interventions their child received. There was considerable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Intervention, Young Children, Autism
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Bottema-Beutel, Kristen; Mullins, Teagan S.; Harvey, Michelle N.; Gustafson, Jenny R.; Carter, Erik W. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Many youth with autism spectrum disorder participate in school-based, peer-mediated intervention programs designed to improve their social experiences. However, there is little research discerning how these youth view intervention practices currently represented in the literature, information which could improve the social validity of intervention…
Descriptors: High School Students, Adolescents, Student Attitudes, Autism
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Baller, Julia Berlin; Barry, Colleen L.; Shea, Kathleen; Walker, Megan M.; Ouellette, Rachel; Mandell, David S. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
In the United States, health insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorder treatments has been historically limited. In response, as of 2015, 40 states and Washington, DC, have passed state autism insurance mandates requiring many health plans in the private insurance market to cover autism diagnostic and treatment services. This study examined…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Program Implementation, Program Evaluation
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Burger-Caplan, Rebecca; Saulnier, Celine; Jones, Warren; Klin, Ami – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
The Social Attribution Task, Multiple Choice is introduced as a measure of implicit social cognitive ability in children, addressing a key challenge in quantification of social cognitive function in autism spectrum disorder, whereby individuals can often be successful in explicit social scenarios, despite marked social adaptive deficits. The…
Descriptors: Social Development, Cognitive Ability, Children, Autism
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Sun, Xiang; Allison, Carrie; Auyeung, Bonnie; Zhang, Zhixiang; Matthews, Fiona E.; Baron-Cohen, Simon; Brayne, Carol – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
Research to date in mainland China has mainly focused on children with autistic disorder rather than Autism Spectrum Conditions and the diagnosis largely depended on clinical judgment without the use of diagnostic instruments. Whether children who have been diagnosed in China before meet the diagnostic criteria of Autism Spectrum Conditions is not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Clinical Diagnosis
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Kirby, Anne V.; Dickie, Virginia A.; Baranek, Grace T. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
First-person perspectives of children with autism spectrum disorder are rarely included in research, yet their voices may help more clearly illuminate their needs. This study involved phenomenological interviews with children with autism spectrum disorder (n = 12, ages 4-13) used to gain insights about their sensory experiences. This article…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Sensory Experience, Phenomenology
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Hodgetts, Sandra; Zwaigenbaum, Lonnie; Nicholas, David – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
Purpose: Increasing demand for autism services is straining service systems. Tailoring services to best meet families' needs could improve their quality of life and decrease burden on the system. We explored overall, best, and worst met service needs, and predictors of those needs, for families of children with autism spectrum disorders. Methods:…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Needs Assessment
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