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Bottema-Beutel, Kristen; Kim, So Yoon; Miele, David B. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
This study used mixed-effects logistic regression to examine undergraduates' (N = 142) evaluations and reasoning about scenarios involving disability-based exclusion. Scenarios varied by disability [autism spectrum disorder (ASD) versus learning disability (LD)], the context of exclusion (classroom versus social), and whether or not a grade was at…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Autism, Learning Disabilities
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Milner, Victoria; McIntosh, Hollie; Colvert, Emma; Happé, Francesca – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Autism spectrum disorder is thought to be a predominantly male diagnosis, however recent research suggests a smaller gender disparity in prevalence than previously assumed. Accounts of the female experience of autism are important to help reduce likely male-bias in current understanding and recognition of autism. Eighteen autistic females and four…
Descriptors: College Students, Females, Gender Differences, Mothers
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Stern, Stephanie C.; Barnes, Jennifer L. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Individuals' knowledge and attitudes about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) work together to shape the stigma held about ASD. One way that this information is communicated to the public is through popular media; however, little is known about the effectiveness of fictional depictions of ASD in educating and shaping attitudes about ASD. The purpose…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Television Viewing, Mass Media Effects
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McLeod, Jane D.; Meanwell, Emily; Hawbaker, Amelia – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
This study describes the academic, social, and health experiences of college students on the autism spectrum as they compare to students with other disabilities and their non-disabled, neurotypical peers. Data were from an online survey of college students at 14 public institutions (N = 3073). There were few significant differences between…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, College Students, Student Experience
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Gurbuz, Emine; Hanley, Mary; Riby, Deborah M. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
The number of university students with autism is increasing, and it is crucial that these students can access adequate support. An online questionnaire was completed by 26 autistic students and 158 non-autistic students enrolled at UK universities to investigate social and academic experiences. Autistic students self-reported significant…
Descriptors: College Students, Autism, Social Experience, Student Experience
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Stice, Lauren VanderBroek; Lavner, Justin A. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Adults with autism and subclinical autistic traits report greater internalizing problems than their peers, but the psychological processes underlying these associations are not well understood. The current study used structural equation modeling to examine whether social experiences (social connectedness and loneliness) mediate the link between…
Descriptors: Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Behavior Problems, Mental Health, Correlation
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Stronach, Sheri; Wiegand, Sarah; Mentz, Emily – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Increased public understanding of autism may lead to better access to services and participation in the community for individuals with autism. The goal of this study was to explore autism understanding and stigma among university students, and general community members recruited at a state fair. Participants between 18 and 79 years of age (n =…
Descriptors: Autism, Social Bias, Knowledge Level, College Students
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Anderson, Anastasia H.; Stephenson, Jennifer; Carter, Mark; Carlon, Sarah – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
The findings from a systematic literature review of 24 empirical studies of interventions for post-secondary students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are reported in this study. A diverse range of interventions were examined, many of which appeared feasible and high rates of participant satisfaction were also reported. Differing responses…
Descriptors: College Students, Postsecondary Education, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Shire, Stephanie Y.; Shih, Wendy; Chang, Ya-Chih; Bracaglia, Suzanne; Kodjoe, Maria; Kasari, Connie – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Intervention research is increasingly conducted in community settings, however it is not clear how well practices are sustained locally or how children progress once external research support is removed. Two school-year cohorts of toddlers with autism (year 1: n = 55, year 2: n = 63) received Joint Attention, Symbolic Play, Engagement, and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Attention Control
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White, Devon; Hillier, Ashleigh; Frye, Alice; Makrez, Emily – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are attending university in increasing numbers. The importance of acceptance from peers and integration into the university have been recognized as key factors for success. We examined university students' knowledge and attitudes towards students with ASD, underlying factors that contributed to such…
Descriptors: College Students, Knowledge Level, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Students with Disabilities
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Hickey, Emily J.; Nix, Robert L.; Hartley, Sigan L. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Little research has examined family emotional climate in the context of having a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The goal of the current study was to determine how the emotional quality of family subsystems (parent--child and parent couple relationships, for both mothers and fathers) combine to create various classes of family emotional…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Correlation
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Ruble, Lisa; McGrew, John H.; Wong, Venus; Adams, Medina; Yu, Yue – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
The school, student and family factors underlying poor postsecondary outcomes of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are not well understood. The potential impact of school [e.g., transition planning quality (TPQ)], family (e.g., parent activation), and student factors (e.g., adaptive functioning) and their interaction (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Postsecondary Education, Intelligence Quotient
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Chansa-Kabali, Tamara; Nyoni, Joachim; Mwanza, Henry – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Experiences with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) in sub-Saharan Africa are characterized with lots of uncertainty, including lack of awareness and knowledge. This study examined ASD awareness and knowledge among 488 University of Zambia undergraduate students using an autism awareness and knowledge survey. Study findings on awareness revealed a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Knowledge Level
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Lei, Jiedi; Ashwin, Chris; Brosnan, Mark; Russell, Ailsa – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
The academic, daily-living, and social challenges all students face during university transition can become magnified for many autistic students, who might struggle to adapt to changes in their social network structure (SNS) and perceived social support (PSS). This study assessed the development, feasibility, and convergent validity of a novel…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Test Construction, Social Networks, Social Support Groups
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Callahan, Kevin; Foxx, Richard M.; Swierczynski, Adam; Aerts, Xing; Mehta, Smita; McComb, Mary-Ellen; Nichols, Susan M.; Segal, Gabrielle; Donald, Andrew; Sharma, Rachita – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
This study investigated interpersonal skills associated with the concept of behavioral artistry (BA), a repertoire of practitioner behaviors including care, attentiveness, and creativity, among others, associated with the effective delivery of applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment. Survey results indicated parents of children with autism…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Behavior Problems, Applied Behavior Analysis, Parent Attitudes
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