Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Fred R. Volkmar, Brian Reichow, James C. McPartland

By Fred R. Volkmar, Brian Reichow, James C. McPartland

The examine on childrens with autism spectrum issues (ASD) is wide and transforming into. even supposing those stipulations are well-known as affecting the whole lifespan, the literature on ASD after adolescence is proscribed and has no longer been introduced jointly in one quantity in over a decade.

Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders fills this information hole by way of concentrating on wishes and problems detailed to those phases of improvement. specialist participants supply cogent stories of complicated concerns, from schooling to employment, relaxation actions to unlawful behaviors, psychological future health matters to scientific overall healthiness issues. the newest findings in key components, equivalent to psychosocial and home remedies, social abilities courses, epidemiology, the effect of ASD on households, are tested intimately. through the quantity, insurance makes a speciality of parts requiring more desirable versions of review, up to date information, new interventions and elevated aid services.

Featured issues include:

  • Transition from highschool to maturity for young people and teenagers with ASD.
  • Innovative programming to aid students with ASD.
  • Romantic relationships, sexuality and ASD.
  • Treatment of psychological health and wellbeing comorbidities.
  • Assessment and therapy making plans in adults with ASD.
  • The diversity of results and demanding situations in center and later life.

Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders is a must have reference for quite a lot of clinicians and practitioners– in addition to researchers and graduate scholars – in medical baby, tuition and developmental psychology; baby and adolescent psychiatry; social paintings; rehabilitation medicine/therapy; schooling and common practice/family medication. it's going to additionally function a massive source for folks and caregivers with its specialise in translating the present nation of data suitable to realizing teens and adults with ASD into sensible and proper tips on how top to aid them.

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Psychoeducation plays a vital role in helping parents cope when they have a child with autism and is associated with decreased levels of depression among mothers (Bristol, Gallagher, & Holt, 1993). Continued psychoeducation is a beneficial pursuit for parents of adolescents and adults with autism as new challenges emerge with each stage of development. In addition, parents should encourage extended family members to participate in psychoeducation regarding the needs of persons with autism and to learn ways to support their relative with autism since lower levels of depression and anxiety are found among parents of children with autism who have family members who can provide assistance with care giving (Sharpley, Bitsika, & Efremidis, 1997).

Having a confidant or someone to talk to) was not predictive of psychological well-being suggesting that mothers will find most benefit from a social network with limited negative support. Marital status is also associated with coping among parents of adults with autism. Lower rates of maternal depression are observed in families where spouses provide direct assistance with care as well as overt expressions of love and caring towards their wife (Bristol, Gallagher, & Schopler, 1988). There is mutual benefit for parents of persons with autism to provide support to one another, as depression among one parent is more likely to result in marital discord and reduced coping mechanisms.

Adult siblings who employ the more adaptive problem-focused coping in which they determine ways to directly address the problem, rather than using avoidance, report a closer relationship with their brother or sister with autism (Orsmond & Seltzer, 2007). Among adolescents, support is provided by parents and friends. , 2009). , 2009). Many young children, both anecdotally and empirically, report concerns that as adults they will shoulder the responsibility of caring for their sibling with autism when their parents are no longer able to do so.

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