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Gibson, Amelia N.; Kaplan, Samantha; Vardell, Emily – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
For parents of children with an Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), high quality, easily accessible information and a strong peer network can be the key to raising a happy, healthy child, and maintaining family well-being and emotional resilience. This article reports the findings of an anonymous survey examining the information source preferences for…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Parents, Parent Surveys
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Dimian, Adele F.; Botteron, Kelly N.; Dager, Stephen R.; Elison, Jed T.; Estes, Annette M.; Pruett, John R., Jr.; Schultz, Robert T.; Zwaigenbaum, Lonnie; Piven, Joseph; Wolff, Jason J. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
Prevalence of self-injurious behavior (SIB) is as high as 50% among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Identification of risk factors for the development of SIB is critical to early intervention and prevention. However, there is little empirical research utilizing a prospective design to identify early risk factors for SIB. The purpose…
Descriptors: Risk, Self Destructive Behavior, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Dawkins, Tamara; Meyer, Allison T.; Van Bourgondien, Mary E. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2016
"The Childhood Autism Rating Scale, Second Edition" (CARS2; 2010) includes two rating scales; the CARS2-Standard Version (CARS2-ST) and the newly developed CARS2-High Functioning Version (CARS2-HF). To assess the diagnostic agreement between the CARS2 and DSM-IV-TR versus DSM-5 criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), clinicians at…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Rating Scales, Universities
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Singer, Alison B.; Windham, Gayle C.; Croen, Lisa A.; Daniels, Julie L.; Lee, Brian K.; Qian, Yinge; Schendel, Diana E.; Fallin, M. Daniele; Burstyn, Igor – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2016
Maternal immune activity has been linked to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We examined maternal occupational exposure to asthma-causing agents during pregnancy in relation to ASD risk. Our sample included 463 ASD cases and 710 general population controls from the Study to Explore Early Development whose mothers reported at least one…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Mothers, Prenatal Influences
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Hoffman, Kate; Vieira, Veronica M.; Daniels, Julie L. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2014
We investigated differences in the geographic distribution of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) over time in central North Carolina with data from the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network. Using generalized additive models and geographic information systems we produced maps of ASD risk in 2002-2004 and 2006-2008. Overall the risk…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Incidence, Risk
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Crais, Elizabeth R.; McComish, Cara S.; Humphreys, Betsy P.; Watson, Linda R.; Baranek, Grace T.; Reznick, J. Steven; Christian, Rob B.; Earls, Marian – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2014
This study explored North Carolina pediatric healthcare professional's (PHP) perceptions of screening 12-18¬†month old infants for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Eight focus groups (66 PHPs) were conducted across practice settings. The purpose was to explore PHP's perspectives to: inform development of ASD screening tools and ultimately impact…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Attitude Measures, Screening Tests, Disability Identification
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Lai, Bien; Milano, Michael; Roberts, Michael W.; Hooper, Stephen R. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2012
Mail-in pilot-tested questionnaires were sent to a stratified random sample of 1,500 families from the North Carolina Autism Registry. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was used to determine the significance of unmet dental needs and other predictors. Of 568 surveys returned (Response Rate = 38%), 555 were complete and usable. Sixty-five…
Descriptors: Autism, Dental Health, Child Health, Predictor Variables
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Thomas, Kathleen C.; Ellis, Alan R.; McLaurin, Carolyn; Daniels, Julie; Morrissey, Joseph P. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2007
This paper identifies family characteristics associated with use of autism-related services. A telephone or in-person survey was completed during 2003-2005 by 383 North Carolina families with a child 11 years old or younger with ASD. Access to care is limited for racial and ethnic minority families, with low parental education, living in…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Age Differences, Minority Groups, Educational Attainment
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Thomas, Kathleen C.; Morrissey, Joseph P.; McLaurin, Carolyn – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2007
This paper describes approaches to care and associated service use by families with a child with autism. A combined telephone and self-administered survey was completed by 301 families with a child, 8 years old or younger, in North Carolina, during the winter of 2003-2004. Findings indicate that 66% of families used one or more approach to care…
Descriptors: Autism, Services, Surveys, Speech Language Pathology
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Van Bourgondien, Mary E.; Elgar, Sybil – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1990
The article reviews characteristics of autism that affect adaptation to residential settings. A description of existing residential options, based on experiences in Great Britain and North Carolina, is presented. The development of residential programs specifically for people with autism is encouraged because their needs are often not met in…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Autism, Behavior Problems, Foreign Countries
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Wall, Jack A. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1990
The 11 North Carolina group homes serving persons with autism are described. Discussed are such aspects as cost effectiveness, staff selection and training, level of structure and programing, composition of the client group, adherence to a central philosophy, and the role of administration. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Autism, Cost Effectiveness, Group Homes, Program Development