A Guide to Facilitating Meetups for Adults Who Have a Sibling with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability
This guide is intended to provide a recommended process for hosting successful meetups for adults who have siblings with an intellectual or developmental disability. Much of the content has been geared to the needs of facilitators who are new to hosting sibling meetups. In most cases, the meetup facilitators referring to this guide will be siblings themselves.
Practitioner Beliefs About Exercise for Children and Youth With Intellectual Developmental Disabilities
Physical activity is important to overall health and wellbeing. Practitioners can play an important role by helping youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) engage in physical activity programs. Surveyed practitioners reported that physical activity programs are important for youth with IDD.
Skills Training Group for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Outcomes of an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy-based Program
This intervention study examined the impact of a skills training group with daily mindfulness exercises for junior high and high school students. Positive outcomes were found.
Do Gluten-free or Casein-free Diets Relieve Autistic Symptoms or Problem Behaviours in Children With ASD?
This study examined a gluten-free/casein-free diet for children with ASD. The researchers noted a study limitation of a small sample size that may not be sensitive enough to detect small changes.
Theatre-Based, Peer-Mediated Intervention Increases Social Skills in Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder
This study explored an intervention aimed at increasing social functioning in children and youth with autism. This intervention was found to improve social functioning, but additional research is needed.
Group-based Social Skills Training & Individual CBT Helps Improve Social Functioning and Reduce Anxiety in Teens With ASD
Individuals with autism may face difficulties with social interaction. Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and group-based social skills training tend to improve social functioning and decrease anxiety in teenagers with autism. This small study addressed the impact of a CBT intervention.
Benefits of Cognitive Enhancement Therapy for Verbal Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Many individuals with ASD have challenges in information processing. This study indicated that Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET) could be successfully adapted for verbal adults with ASD. Further research is recommended before drawing conclusions on the efficacy of CET for this population.