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Waizbard-Bartov, Einat; Yehonatan-Schori, Maya; Golan, Ofer – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Experiences of parenting a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have mostly been studied in relation to hardship. The current study explored personal growth experiences of Israeli parents to children with ASD, specifically in relation to Tedeschi and Calhoun's crisis-related growth model. Nineteen parents were interviewed, and qualitative…
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parenting Styles
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Meiri, Gal; Dinstein, Ilan; Michaelowski, Analya; Flusser, Hagit; Ilan, Michal; Faroy, Michal; Bar-Sinai, Asif; Manelis, Liora; Stolowicz, Dana; Yosef, Lili Lea; Davidovitch, Nadav; Golan, Hava; Arbelle, Shosh; Menashe, Idan – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
Elucidating the heterogeneous etiologies of autism will require investment in comprehensive longitudinal data acquisition from large community based cohorts. With this in mind, we have established a hospital-university-based (HUB) database of autism which incorporates prospective and retrospective data from a large and ethnically diverse…
Descriptors: Autism, Databases, Etiology, Hospitals
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Raz, Raanan; Weisskopf, Marc G.; Davidovitch, Michael; Pinto, Ofir; Levine, Hagai – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2015
We analyzed data from the Israeli National Insurance Institute (NII). Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) incidence was calculated for all children born in Israel 1992-2009, and by population groups. Overall, 9,109 ASD cases among 2,431,649 children were identified. ASD cumulative incidence by age 8 years increased 10-fold during 2000-2011, from 0.49¬†%…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Incidence, Differences
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Raz, Raanan; Lerner-Geva, Liat; Leon, Odelia; Chodick, Gabriel; Gabis, Lidia V. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2013
We describe a survey of children with ASD aged 4-10¬†years. The main dependent variables were out-of-pocket expenditures for health services and hours of therapy. Multivariable logistic regression models were used in order to find independent predictors for service utilization. Parents of 178 of the children (87%) agreed to participate. The average…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Surveys, Children, Autism
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Davidovitch, Michael; Hemo, Beatriz; Manning-Courtney, Patricia; Fombonne, Eric – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2013
The prevalence of autism spectrum disorders has been steadily rising. In most parts of the world, rates as high as 1% are reported, including in the United States. In Israel, previously reported prevalence rates have been in the 0.2% range, and were based on parental reporting of diagnosis. In this study, records from one of the largest Israeli…
Descriptors: Autism, Foreign Countries, Incidence, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Solomon, Marjorie; Buaminger, Nirit; Rogers, Sally J. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2011
To investigate the relationship between cognitive and social functioning, 20 Israeli individuals with HFASD aged 8-12 and 22 age, maternal education, and receptive vocabulary-matched preadolescents with typical development (TYP) came to the lab with a close friend. Measures of abstract reasoning, friendship quality, and dyadic interaction during a…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Friendship, Abstract Reasoning, Thinking Skills
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Bauminger, Nirit – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2002
A study evaluated a 7-month cognitive behavioral intervention for facilitating social-emotional understanding and social interaction of 15 high-functioning children (ages 8-17) with autism. Intervention focused on interpersonal problem solving, affective knowledge, and social interaction. After treatment, children were more likely to initiate…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Autism, Behavior Modification, Children