Autism Research: Evidence to Practice: Treatment of Anxiety in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Anxiety Coexisting with Autism Found to Be Best Treated by ABA-based Social Skills Training

Applied Behavior Analysis Research: Anxiety is often associated with autism spectrum disorders, likely leading to increased difficulty with social interactions.  Recent research looked at the best treatments for improving social interactions and anxiety for individuals with autism.  The findings were published in an article titled Evidence to Practice: Treatment of Anxiety in Individuals with … [Read more...]

Autism News: Anxiety and Sensory Over-Responsivity in Autism

Autism Research Examines the Impact of Sensory Over-Responsivity and Anxiety On Each Other

Autism News Update: Anxiety and sensory over-responsivity are often both present in autism spectrum disorders.  A recent studied attempted to determine the impact of anxiety and sensory over-responsiveness on each other.  The findings were published in an article titled Anxiety and Sensory Over-Responsivity in Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Bidirectional Effects Across Time. The … [Read more...]

Autism News: Research Focuses on Anxiety Disorders Associated with Autism

Autism Research Examines Specific Types of Anxiety Present in Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Autism News Update: Previous research has shown that many children and adolescents with autism also struggle with anxiety.  However, limited research has been conducted showing which specific types of anxiety most affect autistic individuals.  To address this issue, a meta-analysis was conducted to determine the types of anxiety most common in autistic children.  The findings were published … [Read more...]

Autism News: Possible Relationship Between Anxiety and Restricted Interests in Autism

Autism Research Looks at the Possible Relationship Between Anxiety and Restricted Interests in High-Functioning Autism

Autism News Update: Children with autism may at times demonstrate interest in very few areas.  These restricted interests can affect other areas of life such as social and emotional functioning. It is also known that many autistic children with restricted interests have anxiety disorders.  The authors of a recent research article hypothesized that a connection might exist between anxiety … [Read more...]