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Dating on the autism spectrum
Dating on the autism spectrum
What it's like to look for romance when "a big smile can be frightening"
Meet the Sesame Street autism character
Meet the Sesame Street autism character
'Sesame Street's' newest Muppet is Julia, a 4-year-old with blazing red hair, bright green eyes, and autism.
Why I stim
Blog: Aspergers: Through My Eyes - An honest account of my life on the spectrum!
The reasons I don’t like to eat
Article about asking a young girl with ASD to explain why she doesn’t always like to eat, and what causes her to not like certain foods.
Picto Selector
Free programme for visual support
Audeara A-01 headphones special offer
Audeara A-01 headphones special offer
Autism NZ has partnered with AUDEARA with an initial campaign promoting active noise canceling headphones
Parents' assessments of their child's autism-related interventions
Interventions for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are typically evaluated on the basis of symptom-focused outcome measures. These measures tend to be clinician rated and derived in clinical studies, whilst broader parental experiences are often neglected.
Coping and care-related stress in parents of a child with autism spectrum disorder
Parenting a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is challenging and can result in elevated levels of parenting stress. This study investigated the relationship between parent-ratings of their child’s ASD symptoms and two conceptually different measur
Brief Report: Parent’s Assessments of Their Care-Related Stress and Child’s ASD Symptoms in Relation to Their child’s Intervention History
Parenting a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be stressful. Understanding parent’s perceptions of their stress and their child’s ASD-related symptoms is important for both the well-being of parent and child and for other reasons, such as inter
Predictors of Satisfaction with Life in Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
This study examined the relationships between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptoms, care-related activities, and satisfaction with life (SWL) in 184 parents caring for a child with ASD in New Zealand. The relationships between coping styles and SWL wer
Documenting and Understanding Parent’s Intervention Choices for Their Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Understanding why parents choose some interventions but not others for their child with autism is important for a number of reasons. Estimating the proportion of evidence-based interventions engaged, identifying the agencies influencing parental decisions
Symptom severity, caregiver stress and intervention helpfulness assessed using ratings from parents caring for a child with autism
This exploratory study assessed the relationships between autism spectrum disorder symptoms, caregiver stress and intervention helpfulness.