Stereotypy in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Relationship and Diagnostic Fidelity

  title={Stereotypy in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Relationship and Diagnostic Fidelity},
  author={Johnny L. Matson and Tim Dempsey},
  journal={Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities},
  • J. Matson, Tim Dempsey
  • Published 31 March 2008
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), are characterized by severe and debilitating symptoms including stereotypic behaviors. Stereotypies constitute core features of ASD and markedly impede attempts to remediate the disorder. Little previous research has examined characteristics of stereotypies in adults with ASD, or differentiated these behaviors as they present in ASD, from persons with intellectual disability (ID) only. In the present study 336 adults, those with ASD and ID versus ID alone were… 
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