Mary M. Wagner

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BACKGROUND Many youths with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) benefit from psychotropic medication treatment of co-morbid symptom patterns consistent with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The lack of clear indications and algorithms to direct clinical practice has led to a very poor understanding of overall medication use for these youths.(More)
The article reports on a 1-year descriptive study of aggressive incidents and staff counteraggressive strategies within a child psychiatry inpatient unit. Ninety-nine child/adolescent patients produced a total of 887 reportable aggressive incidents during the 12-month study period. Seclusion, activity restriction, physical restraint, and administration of(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about patterns of participation in social activities among adolescents with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The objectives were to report nationally representative (U.S.) estimates of participation in social activities among adolescents with an ASD, to compare these estimates to other groups of adolescents with disabilities,(More)
OBJECTIVES We examined the prevalence and correlates of postsecondary education and employment among youth with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). METHODS Data were from a nationally representative survey of parents, guardians, and young adults with an ASD. Participation in postsecondary employment, college, or vocational education and lack of(More)
OBJECTIVES To produce nationally representative estimates for rates of bullying involvement among adolescents with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), to compare population estimates with adolescents who have other developmental disabilities, and to identify social ecological correlates of bullying involvement. DESIGN Nationally representative surveys from(More)
Results are reported from the National Longitudinal Transition Study of Special Education Students. Dropout rates were high: 30% of students with disabilities dropped out of high school, and another 8% dropped out before entering high school. The average dropout with disabilities was 18 years old at the time of leaving but had earned less than half the(More)
OBJECTIVES To produce nationally representative population estimates of rates of service use among young adults with an autism spectrum disorder during their first few years after leaving high school and to examine correlates of use. DESIGN Nationally representative telephone survey from April 2007 to February 2008. SETTING United States. PARTICIPANTS(More)
The Parents as Teachers (PAT) program is a parent-education program that includes home visiting and is designed to begin prenatally or at birth. Through home visits, visitors called parent educators help parents to strengthen their parenting skills and knowledge of child development and to prepare young children for school. This article describes the PAT(More)
OBJECTIVE Two perspectives are offered on the transition outcomes of youth with emotional disturbances (ED) using data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study (NLTS) and the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2). The first perspective compares two cohorts of youth ages 18-21 who were out of high school up to 4 years in 1990 and 2005 on(More)
OBJECTIVE : An umbilical arterial catheter is often used to monitor blood pressure and take frequent blood samples in the very low birth weight newborn infant requiring neonatal intensive care. Incorrect placement of the umbilical arterial catheter increases catheter complications, and adjustment of catheter position after radiograph increases infant(More)