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Colvin, Alex D.; Larke, Patricia J. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
This study investigated the factors that influence family members' decisions to seek placement for relatives with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (ID/DD) into state-supported living centers in Texas. The sample included 51 family caregivers between the ages of 26 and 95. Using descriptive statistics, correlation, and inferential…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Caregivers, Residential Programs, Family Influence
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Geier, David A.; Kern, Janet K.; Geier, Mark R. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate scores generated from the Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC), a parent-rated measure, and those derived from professionally completed Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) evaluations. A cohort of 56 participants diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder was used for the study, and each child was…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Check Lists, Rating Scales, Evaluation Methods
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Richman, David M.; Dotson, Wesley H.; Rose, Chad A.; Thompson, Samuel; Abby, Layla – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2012
This study identified (a) patterns of fearful stimuli for children and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), (b) the severity of the fear, and (c) whether excessive fear or the absence of fear negatively affected the participant's quality of life. A web-based survey was used to distribute a modified and extended version of the Fear…
Descriptors: Autism, Fear, Stimuli, Severity (of Disability)