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07-07-2018 | Original Paper

Expanding the Capacity of Primary Care to Treat Co-morbidities in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

We examined barriers and facilitators to expanding primary care’s capacity to manage conditions associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We conducted semi-structured interviews with specialists, primary care providers (PCPs), primary care …

07-07-2018 | S.I. : Early Diagnosis and Intervention

Timing of the Diagnoses of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder in Taiwan

ADHD comorbidity has been associated with delayed diagnosis of ASD, but no study has investigated this association in an Asian country. Children with ASD were included and divided into three groups: ADHD before ASD, ADHD same/after ASD, and ASD …

07-07-2018 | S.I. : Gender and Autism

Understanding Friendship Sex Heterophily and Relational Characteristics to Optimize the Selection of Peer Models for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This study used social network analysis to evaluate whether sex heterophily, the degree to which peers are different in sex, between 126 children with autism (ages 5–12 years) and their peers affected social network connectivity. Results indicate …

07-07-2018 | Brief Communication Open Access

“Life is Much More Difficult to Manage During Periods”: Autistic Experiences of Menstruation

Although menarche and menstruation are perceived to be overwhelmingly negative events for developmentally-disabled women, women’s health issues remain under-researched in autism. Here, we conducted a preliminary investigation of the experiences of …

06-07-2018 | Original Paper

Support Group Value and Design for Parents of Children with Severe or Profound Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The purpose of this study was to interview parents of children with severe or profound intellectual and developmental disabilities to determine the perceived value of support groups and identify recommendations for support group design based on …

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The Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders is the leading peer-reviewed, scholarly periodical focusing on all aspects of autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities. Published monthly, JADD is committed to advancing the understanding of autism, including potential causes and prevalence (e.g., genetic, immunological, environmental); diagnosis advancements; and effective clinical care, education, and treatment for all individuals. Studies of diagnostic reliability and validity, psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological treatment efficacy, and mental health services effectiveness are encouraged. JADD also seeks to promote the well-being of children and families by publishing scholarly papers on such subjects as health policy, legislation, advocacy, culture and society, and service provision as they pertain to the mental health of children and families. Review articles are solicited in targeted areas of special interest; book and media reviews provide targeted updates on important new materials; and the Ask the Editor column serves as a forum for addressing timely questions of relevance to JADD’s broad readership.

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