Research Article: Marital Satisfaction and Parenting Experiences of Mothers and Fathers of Adolescents and Adults With Autism

The association of marital satisfaction with parenting burden and quality of the parent–child relationship was examined in 91 married mothers and fathers of co-residing adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders.

Research Article: Financial Well-being of Single, Working-age Mothers of Children with Developmental Disabilities

Understanding the financial well-being of single mothers who care for children with developmental disabilities is important to ensure that public policies can be effectively targeted to support these vulnerable families.

Research Article: Social Interactions of Students with Disabilities Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication in Inclusive Classrooms

The purpose of this study was to explore the naturally occurring social interactions for students with disabilities who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) in general education classrooms.

Research Article: “We Want Respect”: Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Address Respect in Research

To illuminate the voices of those most affected, the author studies the views of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities on respect in research.

Research Article: Changes in Maladaptive Behaviors From Midchildhood to Young Adulthood in Autism Spectrum Disorder

The current study prospectively examined trajectories of change in symptoms of irritability, hyperactivity, and social withdrawal, as well as predictors of such behaviors, for ages 9–18 years for youths with autism spectrum disorder and a comparison group with nonspectrum developmental delays.

Research Article: Predictors of Future Caregiving by Adult Siblings of Individuals With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Using a 163-item survey completed by 757 siblings, the authors identified factors related to future caregiving expectations.

Research Article: Trajectory of Behavior and Emotional Problems in Autism

Little is known about the longitudinal development of behavior and emotional problems in autism. This study followed a cohort of children and adolescents over 18 years.

Research Article: Vaccine-Related Beliefs and Practices of Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Although the assertion of a link between vaccines and autism has been scientifically rejected, the theory continues to be popular and may influence the attitudes of parents of children with autism spectrum disorders.

Research Article: An Evaluation of School Involvement and Satisfaction of Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Parental school involvement and satisfaction are unstudied in families raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Research Article: Health Care of Latino Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities: Quality of Provider Interaction Mediates Utilization

This study examines access to, utilization of, and quality of health care for Latino children with autism and other developmental disabilities.