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Leung, Cecilia Nga Wing; Chan, Raymond Won Shing; Yeung, Miko Yik Chui; Tsui, Henry Chi Hang – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Social competence training for adults with ASD were limited in comparison to intervention for children or adolescents. CBT-CSCA is a culturally-sensitive social competence training specially developed for adolescents in Hong Kong. With its demonstrated effectiveness, the current study outlined the adaptions of its adult version, CBT-CSCA (Adult)…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention
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Chawner, L. R.; Blundell-Birtill, P.; Hetherington, M. M. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
People with developmental disorders (DD) often display high levels of selective eating, which can result in micronutrient deficiencies. It is therefore essential to explore ways to increase dietary variety in this population. To identify different types of interventions promoting increased acceptance of new foods or dietary variety for DD…
Descriptors: Intervention, Food, Eating Habits, Autism
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Platos, Mateusz; Wojaczek, Kinga – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
Peer-mediated intervention (PMI) is most commonly defined as a treatment approach that engages typically developing peers to teach children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) social skills and increase their social interactions, mainly in a school setting. In this letter, we address the limitations of such understanding of PMI and review the…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Intervention, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Walsh, Edith; Holloway, Jennifer; Lydon, Helena – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are faced with significant barriers relating to employment opportunities and workplace participation. This study evaluated the effectiveness of the Walker social skills curriculum: the ACCESS program and video modeling to increase social communication skills necessary for workplace inclusion.…
Descriptors: Adults, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Barriers
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Southby, Kris; Robinson, Olivia – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
"Low-level" support is championed to support adults with high functioning autism spectrum disorder (HFASD) to achieve good quality health and social care, yet research in the area is sparse. Drawing on semi-structured interview data, this paper considers the efficacy of an intervention to provide low-level support to adults with HFASD…
Descriptors: Adults, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Foreign Countries
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Conner, Caitlin M.; White, Susan W. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
Intervention research on adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is sparse. Many adults with ASD experience impaired emotion regulation (ER), which is thought to contribute to higher rates of psychiatric comorbidities among adults with ASD and indirect effects upon adaptive functioning, interpersonal relationships, and vocational status. The…
Descriptors: Therapy, Adults, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism
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Davis, Matthew A. Cody; Spriggs, Amy; Rodgers, Alexis; Campbell, Jonathan – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
Deficits in social skills are often exhibited in individuals with comorbid Down syndrome (DS) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and there is a paucity of research to help guide intervention for this population. In the present study, a multiple probe study across behaviors, replicated across participants, assessed the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention, Adults
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Haigh, Sarah M.; Walsh, Jennifer A.; Mazefsky, Carla A.; Minshew, Nancy J.; Eack, Shaun M. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by a variety of social and non-social behavioral deficits. One potential mechanism that could unify this diverse profile of behaviors is slower processing speed. Seventy-six high-functioning adults with ASD were compared to 64 matched controls on standardized measures of processing speed.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Reaction Time, Adults, Autism
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Rutherford, Marion; Forsyth, Kirsty; McKenzie, Karen; McClure, Iain; Murray, Aja; McCartney, Deborah; Irvine, Linda; O'Hare, Anne – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
This study examined waiting times for diagnostic assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder in 11 adult services, prior to and following the implementation of a 12 month change program. Methods to support change are reported and a multi-level modelling approach determined the effect of the change program on overall wait times. Results were…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Models, Clinical Diagnosis, Autism
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Mul, Cari-lène; Stagg, Steven D.; Herbelin, Bruno; Aspell, Jane E. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
Following recent evidence for a link between interoception, emotion and empathy, we investigated relationships between these factors in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 26 adults with ASD and 26 healthy participants completed tasks measuring interoception, alexithymia and empathy. ASD participants with alexithymia demonstrated lower cognitive and…
Descriptors: Empathy, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Cognitive Processes
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Lunsky, Yona; Hastings, Richard P.; Weiss, Jonathan A.; Palucka, Anna M.; Hutton, Sue; White, Karen – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
This study evaluated two community based interventions for parents of adults with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. Parents in the mindfulness group reported significant reductions in psychological distress, while parents in the support and information group did not. Reduced levels of distress in the mindfulness group…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parents, Adults
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Taylor, Julie Lounds; Hodapp, Robert M.; Burke, Meghan M.; Waitz-Kudla, Sydney N.; Rabideau, Carol – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
This study presents findings from a pilot randomized controlled trial, testing a 12-week intervention to train parents of youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to advocate for adult disability services--the Volunteer Advocacy Program-Transition (VAP-T). Participants included 41 parents of youth with ASD within 2 years of high school exit,…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Intervention, Parent Education, Autism
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Woodman, Ashley C.; Smith, Leann E.; Greenberg, Jan S.; Mailick, Marsha R. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2016
In the present study, we jointly employ and integrate variable- and person-centered approaches to identify groups of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who have similar profiles of change over a period of 10 years across three critical domains of functioning: maladaptive behaviors, autism symptoms, and daily living skills. Two…
Descriptors: Autism, Adults, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention
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Bishop-Fitzpatrick, Lauren; Hong, Jinkuk; Smith, Leann E.; Makuch, Renee A.; Greenberg, Jan S.; Mailick, Marsha R. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2016
This study aims to extend the definition of quality of life (QoL) for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD, n = 180, ages 23-60) by: (1) characterizing the heterogeneity of normative outcomes (employment, independent living, social engagement) and objective QoL (physical health, neighborhood quality, family contact, mental health issues); and…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Normalization (Disabilities), Adults
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Rengit, Ashy C.; McKowen, James W.; O'Brien, Julie; Howe, Yamini J.; McDougle, Christopher J. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2016
There is limited literature available on the comorbidity between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and substance use disorder (SUD). This paper reviews existing literature and exemplifies the challenges of treating this population with a case report of an adult male with ASD and DSM-5 alcohol use disorder. This review and case study seeks to…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Drinking, Case Studies, Intervention
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