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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 11/2014

01-11-2014 | Brief Report

Brief Report: Parent–Child Sexuality Communication and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Auteurs: Laura G. Holmes, Michael B. Himle

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 11/2014

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Abstract

While considerable research has focused on promoting independence and optimizing quality of life for adolescents and young adult with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), sexual development and sexuality education have been largely neglected. Experts recommend that parents be the primary source of sex education for adolescents with ASD, and that sex education be tailored to a child’s developmental level. Prior studies show that parents of youth with ASD are uncertain about how to best communicate about sex and which topics to discuss with their children. In the current study we administered an online survey to 190 parents of adolescents with ASD in order to better understand sexuality communication patterns between parents and adolescents with both low and high functioning ASD.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Brief Report: Parent–Child Sexuality Communication and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Auteurs
Laura G. Holmes
Michael B. Himle
Publicatiedatum
01-11-2014
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 11/2014
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-014-2146-2