Loneliness and friendship in high-functioning children with autism.

  title={Loneliness and friendship in high-functioning children with autism.},
  author={Nirit Bauminger and Connie Kasari},
  journal={Child development},
  volume={71 2},
Loneliness and friendship were examined in 22 high-functioning children with autism and 19 typically developing children equated with the autistic children for IQ, CA, gender, mother's education, and ethnicity. Children between the ages of 8 and 14 were asked to report on both their understanding and feelings of loneliness and the quality of their friendship. Compared to typically developing children, children with autism were both lonelier and had less complete understandings of loneliness… 

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