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Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Editor-in-Chief: Fred R. Volkmar

ISSN: 0162-3257 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-3432 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10803

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Special Issue Call for Papers: Parents, Primary Caregivers and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Logan Hart, Yale University, USA; Roald Oien, Yale University, University of Tromsø, Norway; Anders Nordahl-Hansen, University of Oslo, Norway

This special issue of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (JADD) will focus on the parents and primary caregivers of persons with ASD. The issue offers an international forum for researchers to present current scientific developments in this area and those that closely relate to the following topics of interest for this special issue of JADD:
  • Parent and primary caregiver perspectives or concerns (including but not limited to parental stress) Parent-child interaction
  • Parent-child interaction
  • Family and family processes
  • Parent-mediated interventions and treatment protocols
  • The use of parent reports, measurement issues, or evaluations of measures’ psychometric properties.
  • Experiences of parents with ASD
The list of suggested topics is not exhaustive, and all papers, with the exception of literature reviews, are welcome. Submissions presenting original empirical research are encouraged.
Submission deadline for this special issue will be June 20, 2017, through JADD’s online Editorial Manager.
When submitting, please designate article type, “SI: Parenting Children with ASD”. Submitted manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with JADD author guidelines for articles on this page – see “Instruction for Authors” under the section “For Authors and Editors.” Manuscripts should also include a cover letter clarifying submission for the special issue, explaining relevance to this issue, and suggesting three referees. All manuscripts will undergo standard peer-review.
Please direct any questions about scientific content to Logan Hart (logan.hart@yale.edu), and questions regarding submission to (suganya.manikandan@springer.com).

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    The Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders seeks to advance theoretical and applied research as well as examine and evaluate clinical diagnoses and treatments for autism and related disabilities. JADD encourages research submissions on the causes of ASDs and related disorders, including genetic, immunological, and environmental factors; diagnosis and assessment tools (e.g., for early detection as well as behavioral and communications characteristics); and prevention and treatment options.

    Sample topics include:

    • Social responsiveness in young children with autism
    • Advances in diagnosing and reporting autism
    • Omega-3 fatty acids to treat autism symptoms
    • Parental and child adherence to behavioral and medical treatments for autism
    • Increasing independent task completion by students with autism spectrum disorder
    • Does laughter differ in children with autism?
    • Predicting ASD diagnosis and social impairment in younger siblings of children with autism
    • The effects of psychotropic and nonpsychotropic medication with adolescents and adults with ASD
    • Increasing independence for individuals with ASDs
    • Group interventions to promote social skills in school-aged children with ASDs
    • Standard diagnostic measures for ASDs
    • Substance abuse in adults with autism
    • Differentiating between ADHD and autism symptoms
    • Social competence and social skills training and interventions for children with ASDs
    • Therapeutic horseback riding and social functioning in children with autism

    Authors and readers of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders include scholars, researchers, professionals, policy makers, and graduate students from a broad range of cross-disciplines, including developmental, clinical child, and school psychology; pediatrics; psychiatry; education; social work and counseling; speech, communication, and physical therapy; medicine and neuroscience; and public health.

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