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Tsai, Lee-Hou; Lin, Jeng-Wen – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Here, we describe a case in which an original diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Asperger's syndrome was later adapted to social communication disorder, to meet the new guidelines. First, separate diagnostic labels of autism disorder, Asperger's disorder, and PDD-NOS have been replaced by one umbrella term…
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Asperger Syndrome, Communication Disorders
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Kong, Xuejun; Liu, Jun; Chien, Tiffany; Batalden, Maren; Hirsh, David A. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
The prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is growing rapidly, affecting 1 in 59 children in the United States in 2018. Individuals with ASD currently receive fragmented care that threatens their health and well-being. Challenges of autism care include disconnections between the medical system and school supports, poor care coordination…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Agency Cooperation, Holistic Approach
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Mash, Lisa E.; Klein, Raymond M.; Townsend, Jeanne – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Attentional impairments are among the earliest identifiable features of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Three attention networks have been extensively studied using the attention network test (ANT), but this long and repetitive task may pose challenges for individuals with ASDs. The AttentionTrip was developed as a more engaging measure of…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Disability Identification, Attention
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Sam, Ann M.; Cox, Ann W.; Savage, Melissa N.; Waters, Victoria; Odom, Samuel L. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Comprehensive reviews of the research literature have identified that focused intervention practices for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder have evidence of producing positive developmental and learning outcomes. The Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules (AFIRM) project has translated evidence-based practices identified…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Evidence Based Practice
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Stack, Alexia; Lucyshyn, Joseph – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Children with autism incur trauma and have increased vulnerabilities for experiencing trauma. This paper summarizes the current literature in the study of trauma in typically developing children and those with autism. A treatment model for children with autism, drawing on components from cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), trauma-focused CBT, and…
Descriptors: Autism, At Risk Persons, Children, Trauma
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Spratt, Eve; Norton, Jessa; Papa, Carrie; Newton, Janis; McDonald, Conner; Mercer, Mary Ashley; Serpe, Ali; Blackmon, Lee; Felty, Katrina; Carpenter, Laura – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Piece it Together (PIT) is a comprehensive wellness program designed for transitional age youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and mild neurodevelopmental disabilities that focuses on exercise, nutrition, socialization, and stress-reduction. The PIT Summer Program is a 6-week program, consisting of 90-min classes, twice a week. Each class…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Wellness, Exercise
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Harmsen, Irene E. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Empathy is an essential component of human social life. It requires the ability to understand another's mental state and respond with an appropriate emotion or action. Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have been described to exhibit atypical empathic responses which limit communication and social interactions. This review highlights…
Descriptors: Empathy, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Age Differences
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Zhao, Shixi; Chen, Wei-Ju; Dhar, Shweta U.; Eble, Tanya N.; Kwok, Oi-Man; Chen, Lei-Shih – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
This study examined the experiences of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) genetic testing among parents of children with ASD. A nationwide sample of 552 parents of children with ASD completed an online survey. Nearly one-quarter (22.5%) of the parents reported that their affected children had undergone ASD genetic testing. The testing utilization was…
Descriptors: Genetics, Parent Attitudes, Children, Autism
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Kalinli, Merve; Ekinci, Özalp; Günes, Serkan; Ekinci, Nuran – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Pena-Shokeir syndrome (PSS) is a rare, early lethal disease. PSS is characterized by fetal growth restriction, craniofacial deformities, multiple ankyloses and pulmonary hypoplasia. Because of the primary concern of physical health problems, psychiatric evaluation is frequently underestimated in PSS patients. Our case report describes a child with…
Descriptors: Autism, Diseases, Physical Health, Psychiatry
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Dutt, Anuradha; Tan, Marilyn; Alagumalai, Sivakumar; Nair, Rahul – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and behavior interventions have been effective in the management of challenging behavior among children with developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders. Research suggests the need for valid measurement instruments for verifying, calibrating and scoring competence in FBA and behavior…
Descriptors: Program Development, Program Validation, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Intervention
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Valdes, Francisca; Keary, Christopher J.; Mullett, Jennifer E.; Palumbo, Michelle L.; Waxler, Jessica L.; Pober, Barbara R.; McDougle, Christopher J. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
Descriptions of individuals with Williams syndrome (WS) and co-morbid major depressive disorder (MDD) with psychotic features have not appeared in the literature. In addition to reviewing previous reports of psychotic symptoms in persons with WS, this paper introduces clinical histories and therapeutic management strategies for three previously…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Psychosis, Adults, Comorbidity
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Nordahl-Hansen, Anders; Øien, Roald A.; Fletcher-Watson, Sue – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
Portrayals of characters with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or with autistic traits on film and in TV-series are increasing. Such portrayals may contribute in increasing awareness of the condition but can also increase stereotypes. Thus, these character portrayals are subject to heated debate within the ASD-community, but also in the general…
Descriptors: Autism, Television, Programming (Broadcast), Stereotypes
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Mazefsky, Carla A.; Day, Taylor N.; Siegel, Matthew; White, Susan W.; Yu, Lan; Pilkonis, Paul A. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
The lack of sensitive measures suitable for use across the range of functioning in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a barrier to treatment development and monitoring. The Emotion Dysregulation Inventory (EDI) is a caregiver-report questionnaire designed to capture emotional distress and problems with emotion regulation in both minimally verbal…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Bias, Questionnaires, Autism
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Carter, Jocelyn; Broder-Fingert, Sarabeth; Neumeyer, Ann; Giauque, Ann; Kao, Ann; Iyasere, Christiana – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
In an effort to meet the needs of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) while hospitalized, a team of experts and providers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), MGH for Children as well as parents of individuals with ASD was sparked in 2013. This became a multidisciplinary collaborative, the MGH Autism Care Collaborative, to improve…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Hospitals, Adults
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Meiri, Gal; Dinstein, Ilan; Michaelowski, Analya; Flusser, Hagit; Ilan, Michal; Faroy, Michal; Bar-Sinai, Asif; Manelis, Liora; Stolowicz, Dana; Yosef, Lili Lea; Davidovitch, Nadav; Golan, Hava; Arbelle, Shosh; Menashe, Idan – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
Elucidating the heterogeneous etiologies of autism will require investment in comprehensive longitudinal data acquisition from large community based cohorts. With this in mind, we have established a hospital-university-based (HUB) database of autism which incorporates prospective and retrospective data from a large and ethnically diverse…
Descriptors: Autism, Databases, Etiology, Hospitals
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