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High-functioning autism (HFA) is characterized by persistent impairment in social interaction despite the absence of mental retardation. Although an increasing number of group-based programs for the improvement of social skills have been described, randomized controlled trials are needed to evaluate their efficacy. To compare the effect of a Social Skills(More)
INTRODUCTION The prevalence of anxiety disorders has been recently estimated at 42 % in a population of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder without intellectual disability. This rate is more than two times higher than in adolescents without developmental disorders (around 20 %). Besides, according to recent studies, the quality of life of adolescents(More)
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