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Finke, Erinn H.; Kremkow, Jennifer M. D.; Drager, Kathryn D. R.; Murillo, Angelique; Richardson, Laura; Serpentine, Elizabeth C. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
The purpose of this project was to understand the hopes of parents with children with ASD. Particularly understudied are the hopes parents have for long-term outcomes for their child. A cross-sectional focus group design was used and six focus groups were completed. These groups included parents of (1) preschool aged children who were recently…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Attitudes, Case Studies
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Danker, Joanne; Strnadová, Iva; Cumming, Therese Marie – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
In recent years, student well-being is increasingly on the research agenda. Yet, little is known about the well-being of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The current study used semi-structured interviews and sought the views of 20 high school teachers of students with ASD to investigate the concept of well-being for this group of…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Welfare, Students with Disabilities, Autism
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Lee, Elinda Ai Lim; Black, Melissa H.; Tan, Tele; Falkmer, Torbjorn; Girdler, Sonya – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
As postsecondary outcomes of adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are poor, there is a need for programs that aim to improve employment and education outcomes. This study employed a grounded theory approach to explore the key factors contributing to successful work placement experience and the perceived benefits of these placements from…
Descriptors: High School Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Work Experience
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Knight, Victoria F.; Wright, John; Wilson, Kalli; Hooper, Ashton – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
The use of robots to teach students with autism spectrum disorder communication skills has basis in the literature; however, research investigating the effects of teaching coding or programming of robotics to promote learning in STEM to this population has not yet been conducted. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the effects of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Behavior Problems
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Chiang, Hsu-Min; Ni, Xinyu; Lee, Young-Sun – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
This study investigated the extent to which life skills training was offered to middle and high school students with autism and life skills training needs after high school. A secondary analysis of the National Longitudinal Training Study-2 (NLTS-2) data was conducted in this study. This study found that the majority of the middle and high school…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Autism, Daily Living Skills
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Sreckovic, Melissa A.; Hume, Kara; Able, Harriet – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
Developing positive peer relationships is important. Unfortunately, due to challenges in social communication and increased complexity of peer groups during adolescence, many secondary students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) engage in limited positive social interactions with peers. This study examined the effects of a peer network…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, High School Students, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism
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Taylor, Julie Lounds; DaWalt, Leann Smith – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
This study examined vocational/educational disruption in the 2-3 years after high school for 36 youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Data were collected three times from parents: during youth's last year of high school and two times after high school exit. Data were coded into categories indicating any versus no disruptions in postsecondary…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, High School Graduates, Data Collection
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Spriggs, Amy D.; Knight, Victoria; Sherrow, Lauren – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2015
Studies examining video modeling and visual activity schedules independent of one another have been shown to be effective in teaching skills for students with autism, but there is little research about the effectiveness of combining the two methods. Use of visual activity schedules with embedded video models via an iPad application was…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, High School Students, Generalization
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Taylor, Julie Lounds; Henninger, Natalie A. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2015
This study examined service receipt and unmet service needs among youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in their last year of high school, as well as the youth (intellectual disability, race/ethnicity, autism severity, comorbid psychiatric diagnoses, behavior problems, adaptive behavior) and family (income, parental health, parental…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Student Needs, High School Seniors
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Plavnick, Joshua B.; Kaid, Tiffany; MacFarland, Mari C. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2015
Social deficits are a core characteristic of individuals with autism spectrum disorders and co-occurring intellectual disabilities (ASD-ID). Despite persistence of these deficits into adolescence, few social skills interventions have been empirically evaluated for older individuals with ASD-ID. The present investigation adapted an efficacious…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Antisocial Behavior, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Yakubova, Gulnoza; Hughes, Elizabeth M.; Hornberger, Erin – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2015
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a point-of-view video modeling intervention to teach mathematics problem-solving when working on word problems involving subtracting mixed fractions with uncommon denominators. Using a multiple-probe across students design of single-case methodology, three high school students with…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Modeling (Psychology), Intervention, Mathematics Instruction
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Odom, Samuel L.; Thompson, Julie L.; Hedges, Susan; Boyd, Brian A.; Dykstra, Jessica R.; Duda, Michelle A.; Szidon, Kathrine L.; Smith, Leann E.; Bord, Aimee – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2015
The use of technology in intervention and instruction for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is increasing at a striking rate. The purpose of this paper is to examine the research literature underlying the use of technology in interventions and instruction for high school students with ASD. In this paper, authors propose a theoretical…
Descriptors: Intervention, Assistive Technology, Adolescents, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Ranson, Natalia J.; Byrne, Mitchell K. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2014
This study evaluated the effects of an eight-session female higher-functioning autism anti-stigma program on the knowledge, attitudes and behavioural intentions of adolescent girls. Participants were seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade students (N = 273) in a mainstream school. Two-eighth-grade classes were randomly allocated to the intervention…
Descriptors: Females, Autism, Social Bias, Consciousness Raising
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Koegel, Robert; Kim, Sunny; Koegel, Lynn; Schwartzman, Ben – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2013
There has been a paucity of research on effective social interventions for adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in inclusive high school settings. The literature, however, suggests that incorporating the student with ASD's special interests into activities may help improve their socialization with typical peers. Within the context…
Descriptors: High School Students, Intervention, Adolescents, Autism
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Staniland, Jessica J.; Byrne, Mitchell K. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2013
A six-session higher-functioning autism anti-stigma program incorporating descriptive, explanatory and directive information was delivered to adolescent boys and the impact upon knowledge, attitudes and behavioural intentions towards peers with autism was evaluated. Participants were seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade students (N = 395) from…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Males, Autism, Social Bias
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