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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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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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Dykstra Steinbrenner, Jessica R.; Watson, Linda R. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2015
Researchers have highlighted engagement as a critical component of effective interventions for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), yet there is limited research related to engagement in school-age children with ASD. This descriptive study was designed to examine joint engagement and its relationship with classroom factors and student…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Learner Engagement, Elementary School Students
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Laugeson, Elizabeth A.; Ellingsen, Ruth; Sanderson, Jennifer; Tucci, Lara; Bates, Shannon – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2014
Social skills training is a common treatment method for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), yet very few evidence-based interventions exist to improve social skills for high-functioning adolescents on the spectrum, and even fewer studies have examined the effectiveness of teaching social skills in the classroom. This study examines…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Peer Relationship, Social Development, Interpersonal Competence
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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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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