Tracking health care service use and the experiences of adults with autism spectrum disorder without intellectual disability: A longitudinal study of service rates, barriers and satisfaction

Vanessa Vogan, M.A., Johanna K. Lake, Ph.D., Ami Tint, M.A., Jonathan A. Weiss, Ph.D., C. Psych., Yona Lunsky, Ph.D., C. Psych. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p264–270 DOI:   Background Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) encounter many difficulties finding and accessing health care services. Despite this, few studies have considered the health service use patterns of adults with… Read More »»

Associations between neurodevelopmental disorders and factors related to school, health, and social interaction in schoolchildren: Results from a Swedish population-based survey

Linda Beckman, Ph.D., Staffan Janson, M.D., Ph.D., Laura von Kobyletzki, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: May 18, 2016 DOI: Background Children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to be surrounded by different risk factors. In order to work preventively with decreasing ADHD and ASD… Read More »»

Understanding military families who have dependents with special health care and/or educational needs

Keith R. Aronson, Ph.D., Sandee J. Kyler, M.S., Jeremy D. Moeller, M.A., Daniel F. Perkins, Ph.D. Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness, Pennsylvania State University, USA Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: March 28, 2016 DOI: Background Little is known about military families who have a dependent with special health care and/or educational… Read More »»

Factors associated with parental ratings of condition severity for children with autism spectrum disorder

Benjamin Zablotsky, Ph.D., Matthew Bramlett, Ph.D., Stephen J. Blumberg, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal October 2015 Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 626–634 DOI: Background There is currently little consensus on how the severity of a child’s autism spectrum disorder (ASD) should be measured, and yet despite the lack of a standardized definition, parents were readily able to answer… Read More »»

State adoption of Medicaid 1915(c) waivers for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

M. Beth Merryman, Ph.D., M.S., O.T.R/L., F.A.O.T.A., Nancy A. Miller, Ph.D., Emily Shockley, Ph.D.(c), Karen Goldrich Eskow, Ph.D., C.P.C., O.T.R/L., Gregory S. Chasson, Ph.D Disability and Health Journal, July 2015 Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 443–451 DOI: Background The prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has increased dramatically, with one in every 68 children in the U.S. currently diagnosed with ASD.… Read More »»

Examining treatment adherence among parents of children with autism spectrum disorder

Robert Hock, Ph.D., Anne Kinsman, Ph.D., Andrew Ortaglia, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, July 2015 Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 407–413 DOI: Background Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) participate in a variety of treatments, including medication, behavioral, alternative and developmental treatments. Parent adherence to these treatments is crucial for positive child outcomes. Objective The current study: 1) Explored… Read More »»

The association of illness perceptions with depressive symptoms and general psychological distress in parents of an offspring with autism spectrum disorder

Dimitra Gatzoyia, M.Sc., Konstantinos Kotsis, M.D., Ph.D., Iouliani Koullourou, M.D., M.Sc., Panagiota Goulia, M.D., André F. Carvalho, M.D., Ph.D., Spyros Soulis, Ph.D., Thomas Hyphantis, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, p173–180 Published online: November 11, 2013 DOI: Background Raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a severe… Read More »»

Measurement of time processing ability and daily time management in children with disabilities

Gunnel Janeslätt, MS.c. O.T., Mats Granlund, Ph.D., Anders Kottorp, Ph.D., O.T. Disability and Health Journal, January 2009 Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 15–19 DOI: Abstract Background Improvement is needed in methods for planning and evaluating interventions designed to facilitate daily time management for children with intellectual disability, Asperger syndrome, or other developmental disorders. Objectives The aim of… Read More »»

Parent perceptions of autism severity: Exploring the social ecological context

Robert Hock, Ph.D., Brian K. Ahmedani, Ph.D. Published Online: August 06, 2012 Disability and Health Journal, October 2012 Volume 5, Issue 4, Pages 298–304 DOI:  Abstract Background Health professionals incorporate parent reports into the diagnosis and treatment of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Yet little is known about the contextual forces that may shape… Read More »»

Completeness of case ascertainment for surveillance of autism spectrum disorders using the autism developmental disabilities monitoring network methodology

An abstract related to this topic was presented at the 2011 International Meeting for Autism Research, but this is the first manuscript submission. Joyce S. Nicholas, Ph.D., Laura A. Carpenter, Ph.D., Lydia B. King, Ph.D., Walter Jenner, M.S., Amy Wahlquist, M.S., Sarah Logan, M.S., Jane M. Charles, M.D. Published Online: May 04, 2012 Disability and… Read More »»