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Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

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16-11-2018 | Original Paper

Environmental Factors Associated with Physical Activity and Screen Time Among Children With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder

This study aimed to examine how environmental factors are associated with physical activity (PA) and screen-time (ST) among children with and without ASD (n = 1380 and 1411, respectively). For TD children, the absence of a bedroom television and …

15-11-2018 | Original Paper

Gender Difference in the Association Between Executive Function and Autistic Traits in Typically Developing Children

Autistic traits and executive function (EF) were assessed in 413 typically developing children aged 6–9 years. The children were divided into the high- autistic-trait (HAT) and low-autistic-trait (LAT) groups based on their total autistic traits.

15-11-2018 | Original Paper

Life Satisfaction in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

We provided evidence regarding the reliability and validity of measures of assets and life satisfaction (LS) for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We identified levels of LS within this population, compared these levels to those of …

15-11-2018 | Original Paper

Gender Differences and Similarities: Autism Symptomatology and Developmental Functioning in Young Children

A growing body of research suggests that symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may present differently in males and females. This study examined gender differences in ASD symptoms and developmental functioning, using the Baby and Infant …

15-11-2018 | Brief Report

Brief Report: Regional Variations in Characteristics of ASD Hospitalizations in the U.S.

Regional differences in ASD inpatient care remain understudied. We used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample to examine contributory causes and potential determinants associated with regional variations in ASD hospitalizations. We performed univariate …

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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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