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Drugs and Alcohol Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 127, SJR: 0.241, h-index: 4)
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Gender in Management : An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.359, h-index: 22)
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Human Resource Management Intl. Digest     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.121, h-index: 6)
Humanomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.14, h-index: 4)
IMP J.     Hybrid Journal  
Indian Growth and Development Review     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.163, h-index: 4)
Industrial and Commercial Training     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.217, h-index: 14)
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Industrial Management & Data Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.63, h-index: 69)
Industrial Robot An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.375, h-index: 32)
Info     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.25, h-index: 21)
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Internet Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 1.746, h-index: 57)
Intl. J. for Lesson and Learning Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. for Researcher Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Intl. J. of Accounting and Information Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.304, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Bank Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.515, h-index: 38)
Intl. J. of Climate Change Strategies and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.416, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Clothing Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.279, h-index: 25)
Intl. J. of Commerce and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Conflict Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.763, h-index: 38)
Intl. J. of Contemporary Hospitality Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.329, h-index: 35)
Intl. J. of Culture Tourism and Hospitality Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.399, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Development Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Intl. J. of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.225, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Educational Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.424, h-index: 32)
Intl. J. of Emergency Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.179, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Emerging Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.199, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Energy Sector Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.25, h-index: 12)
Intl. J. of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.694, h-index: 28)
Intl. J. of Event and Festival Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.32, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Gender and Entrepreneurship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.638, h-index: 6)
Intl. J. of Health Care Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.352, h-index: 32)
Intl. J. of Health Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.277, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Housing Markets and Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.201, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Human Rights in Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.13, h-index: 2)
Intl. J. of Information and Learning Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Innovation Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.173, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.258, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Intelligent Unmanned Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.145, h-index: 2)
Intl. J. of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
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Intl. J. of Law in the Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.111, h-index: 2)
Intl. J. of Leadership in Public Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Intl. J. of Lean Six Sigma     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.562, h-index: 15)
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Intl. J. of Managerial Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.212, h-index: 11)
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Intl. J. of Manpower     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.354, h-index: 37)
Intl. J. of Mentoring and Coaching in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Intl. J. of Migration, Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.261, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.594, h-index: 32)
Intl. J. of Operations & Production Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 2.198, h-index: 94)
Intl. J. of Organizational Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.222, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Pervasive Computing and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.165, h-index: 9)
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Intl. J. of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.694, h-index: 66)
Intl. J. of Prisoner Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.254, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Productivity and Performance Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.785, h-index: 31)
Intl. J. of Public Sector Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.272, h-index: 37)
Intl. J. of Quality & Reliability Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.544, h-index: 63)
Intl. J. of Quality and Service Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.133, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Retail & Distribution Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.543, h-index: 36)
Intl. J. of Service Industry Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Social Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.227, h-index: 25)
Intl. J. of Sociology and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 0.361, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Structural Integrity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.325, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Sustainability in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.616, h-index: 29)
Intl. J. of Tourism Cities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Web Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.208, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Wine Business Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.196, h-index: 12)
Intl. J. of Workplace Health Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.358, h-index: 8)
Intl. Marketing Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.076, h-index: 57)
J. for Multicultural Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.124, h-index: 11)
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J. of Business Strategy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.381, h-index: 17)
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Journal Cover Advances in Autism
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   ISSN (Print) 2056-3868
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  • Access to health care
    • First page: 113
      Abstract: Advances in Autism, Volume 3, Issue 3, July 2017.

      Citation: Advances in Autism
      PubDate: 2017-05-26T02:54:49Z
      DOI: 10.1108/AIA-05-2017-0011
  • Autism and healthcare
    • First page: 115
      Abstract: Advances in Autism, Volume 3, Issue 3, July 2017.
      Purpose Many autistic people don’t have any access to healthcare services or they experience significant barriers to navigating the healthcare system. This issue represents a significant concern in almost every healthcare setting, including specialized doctors and psychotherapists, outpatient medical care, access to preventive treatments (e.g., information on health and hygiene, vaccinations and early diagnostic screenings) and treatments in hospitals for emergency medical care. Therefore it is necessary to provide professionals with guidelines and knowledge and to establish concepts for the participation of autistic people also with respect to adequate healthcare. Design/methodology/approach As a doctor and autistic person, my training and personal experiences have provided me with a unique perspective on this topic. It has also given me an important opportunity to provide recommendations on ways to improve access to appropriate medical services for autistic individuals, improve communication between healthcare providers and autistic individuals and improve overall experiences within the healthcare and medical setting. Findings The paper provides information about the shortcoming of the health care system for autistic people, problems and barriers to access the health care system and for assessment and treatment and offers various suggestions to overcome these restrictions. Originality/value This paper is of special value as it is written by a medical doctor who has the diagnosis of ASD herself since she is 27. This combination of professional background on one side and person with ASD on the other side is of special value to permeate the topic.
      Citation: Advances in Autism
      PubDate: 2017-05-26T02:54:52Z
      DOI: 10.1108/AIA-02-2017-0004
  • Quality of health and health services in people with fragile X syndrome:
           perspective of their parents
    • First page: 125
      Abstract: Advances in Autism, Volume 3, Issue 3, July 2017.
      Purpose People with fragile X syndrome (FXS), a monogenetic disorder with frequent ASD symptoms, are confronted with many health-related needs, especially concerning behavioural and mental problems. The number of publications about health inequalities or the usage of health services in persons with fragile X syndrome is scarce in general. There is no information about the situation in Germany. Design/methodology/approach Assessment of health statuse, access to, and satisfaction with healthcare in people with fragile X by a questionnaire handed tocompleted by their parents. Findings Seventy-four questionnaires were included in the assessment. While children and adolescents with FXS often (40%) utilized specialized services for the coordination of health-related services, adults most often madke use of family doctors. Most parents described the health-status of their relatives as good to excellent (89%). However, the satisfaction with health care-related demands by family doctors, medical specialists, and psychotherapists was graded 2.1 to 3.1 (school marks) (grade 1 is the best, equivalent to an A, and, grade 6 is the worst, equivalent to a failing mark)rated in the average to above average range. Research limitations/implications This paper is of special value as it gives insight into the perspective of parents concerning access to healthcare of FXS in Germany. Originality/value This paper is of special value as it gives insight into the perspective of parents concerning access to healthcare of FXS in Germany.
      Citation: Advances in Autism
      PubDate: 2017-05-26T02:54:46Z
      DOI: 10.1108/AIA-03-2017-0008
  • Transition tools and access to adult primary care
    • First page: 131
      Abstract: Advances in Autism, Volume 3, Issue 3, July 2017.
      Purpose The transition from pediatric to adult health care is challenging for youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Many tools have been developed to facilitate transition but studies have not assessed their utility or readiness to be implemented in primary care practices. This study rated existing health care transition tools to identify tools ready for use in primary care clinics and develop a set of transition principles. Design/methodology/approach Four pediatric and family medicine providers from community health centers reviewed 12 transition tools and provided ratings and in-depth responses about the usefulness and feasibility of each tool through online surveys and telephone interviews. A conference call was used to discuss the findings and develop a set of transition principles. Findings The top rated tools included three youth self-management tools, two tools focused on ASD information and one tool focused on communication. No one tool was top rated by all providers and none of the tools was ready to be implemented without revisions. The transition principles developed focused on the use of selected tools to involve all youth in regular conversations about transition at every well child visit beginning at age 14 and adapting that process for youth with special needs. Originality/value This study is unique in asking primary care providers to assess the applicability of incorporating existing and publicly available transition tools in their own practices and developing a set of transition principles.
      Citation: Advances in Autism
      PubDate: 2017-05-26T02:54:49Z
      DOI: 10.1108/AIA-02-2017-0006
  • Systemic-attachment formulation for families of children with autism
    • First page: 142
      Abstract: Advances in Autism, Volume 3, Issue 3, July 2017.
      Purpose Case formulation has gained increasing prominence as a guide to intervention across a range of clinical problems. It offers a contrasting orientation to diagnosis and its value is considered in the context of clinical work with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The paper argues that case formulation integrating attachment, systemic and narrative perspectives offers a valuable way forward in assisting people with the diagnosis and their families. Design/methodology/approach The literature on ASD and related conditions is reviewed to examine levels of co-morbidity, consider the role of parental mental health difficulties and explore the issues inherent with current approaches to diagnosis. Findings ASD is found to have a high level co-morbidity of other difficulties, such as anxiety and insecure attachment. Research findings, alongside our own clinical experience, are developed to suggest that formulation can allow the possibility of early intervention based on a holistic appraisal of the array of difficulties present prior to a diagnosis. Originality/value It is argued that the use of this systemic-attachment formulation approach could offset the exacerbation in ASD and related conditions, and deterioration in families’ mental health, whilst they face long waiting times for a diagnosis.
      Citation: Advances in Autism
      PubDate: 2017-05-26T02:54:51Z
      DOI: 10.1108/AIA-02-2017-0005
  • An online ASD learning module for pediatric health care professionals
    • First page: 154
      Abstract: Advances in Autism, Volume 3, Issue 3, July 2017.
      Purpose Youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have co-occurring health care needs and are likely to come into contact with several health care professionals over their lives. At the hospital, youth with ASD may require specialized supports to optimize health care experiences and for medical services to be delivered safely. At present, there is a limited understanding of how to best support this patient population. The goal of this pilot project was to develop, implement, and evaluate an online training module for hospital staff about ASD. Design/methodology/approach To evaluate participants’ perceived utility of the learning tool, a post-module survey was administered. Findings One hundred and two health care professionals and other hospital staff completed the training and evaluation measure. Majority of participants had prior ASD-focused education (66%) and had experience working with at least 20 youths with ASD (57%). Majority of participants (88%) perceived the information from the module to be helpful in their daily work and reported that they learned something new (63%). Participants were interested in receiving additional ASD online module training opportunities on topics including: hands-on behavior management strategies, in-hospital resources, guidance on treatment adherence, and ASD training geared specifically to protection services staff. Originality/value The results from this evaluation have important practice implications for hospital staff working with patients with ASD and their families. Evidence-based strategies were easily accessible for staff and the module can be feasibly built upon and expanded as well as disseminated beyond the current hospital setting.
      Citation: Advances in Autism
      PubDate: 2017-05-26T02:54:44Z
      DOI: 10.1108/AIA-03-2017-0007
  • Peculiarities in pain processing and expression, liability to pain causing
           disorders and diseases, and specific aspects of pain assessme
    • First page: 163
      Abstract: Advances in Autism, Volume 3, Issue 3, July 2017.
      Purpose Diagnosing pain and pain inflicting diseases are crucial issues in the health care of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The purpose of this paper is to delineate possible peculiarities in pain perception, characterizing a syndrome specific spectrum of pain causing diseases as well as particular features of pain expression in Rett Syndrome (RTT). Design/methodology/approach A selective review of the literature on pain, dolorous disorders and diseases, molecular aspects of pain transduction, pain perception and expression of painful conditions in RTT was undertaken. Findings RTT causing mutations in the Methyl-CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2) have an impact on various endogenous molecules modulating pain transmission. Individuals with RTT are specifically prone to numerous pathological states which can cause pain. By thorough observation/application of proper tools, it is possible to recognize painful states in persons with RTT. Originality/value This paper imparts empirical/evidence based data on pain perception/transmission, possible syndrome specific causes of pain and pain expression/assessment in RTT, with the objective of promotion the quality of clinical practice in this crucial issue.
      Citation: Advances in Autism
      PubDate: 2017-05-26T02:54:50Z
      DOI: 10.1108/AIA-02-2017-0003
  • Editorial
    • Pages: 57 - 58
      Abstract: Advances in Autism, Volume 3, Issue 2, Page 57-58, April 2017.

      Citation: Advances in Autism
      PubDate: 2017-03-20T07:57:41Z
      DOI: 10.1108/AIA-01-2017-0002
  • Is “transforming care” failing people with autism'
    • Pages: 59 - 65
      Abstract: Advances in Autism, Volume 3, Issue 2, Page 59-65, April 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to comment on the development and implementation of transforming care (TC) and whether it has failed people with autism. Design/methodology/approach This paper is a commentary. Findings The number of people with autism being admitted to assessment and treatment units is increasing despite the aims of TC. The authors argue that TC, in serving such a diverse group of people, may have failed to identify the heterogeneity of such groups or recognise the different needs of people with mental illness and people with behaviours that challenge; and that TC could be regarded as a policy that only affects people with an intellectual disability. Originality/value Policymakers, policy implementers and health and social care staff may consider reviewing their practice to ensure that TC works for people with autism and their family and carers.
      Citation: Advances in Autism
      PubDate: 2017-03-20T07:57:45Z
      DOI: 10.1108/AIA-10-2016-0027
  • Enhancing self-esteem in adults with autism spectrum disorders: a pilot
           cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) group intervention
    • Pages: 66 - 75
      Abstract: Advances in Autism, Volume 3, Issue 2, Page 66-75, April 2017.
      Purpose Psychosocial risk factors and high rates of psychiatric comorbidity render individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) vulnerable to developing low self-esteem (LSE). Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) interventions are effective for enhancing self-esteem in typically developing populations, but the degree to which they are clinically beneficial for individuals with ASD has been little explored. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/approach A pilot group intervention was undertaken to investigate the effectiveness and acceptability of CBT for LSE in adults with ASD. Adaptations to standard protocols were made, in order to accommodate core ASD characteristics. Findings Four participants attended eight sessions: these comprised formulation of causal and maintaining mechanisms for LSE, cognitive interventions designed to reduce self-criticism and promote a more balanced self-view, and behavioural interventions intended to increase engagement in enjoyable activities, and enhance problem-solving skills and assertiveness. Self-report questionnaires were completed at four time points: baseline, at the first and last sessions, and at one-month follow-up. Data analysis indicated no change in the primary self-esteem outcome measure. Some improvements were noted on secondary outcomes, specifically in social anxiety and depressive symptoms, and general functioning. Research limitations/implications Further studies are needed to determine how to design and deliver CBT interventions and techniques which target LSE in individuals with ASD. Originality/value This is one of the first CBT group interventions designed to address LSE in adults with ASD.
      Citation: Advances in Autism
      PubDate: 2017-03-20T07:57:36Z
      DOI: 10.1108/AIA-06-2016-0018
  • Skin conductance response patterns of face processing in children with
           autism spectrum disorder
    • Pages: 76 - 86
      Abstract: Advances in Autism, Volume 3, Issue 2, Page 76-86, April 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the face processing responses of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) using skin conductance response (SCR) patterns and to compare it with typically developed (TD) children. Design/methodology/approach Two experiments have been designed to analyze the effect of face processing. In the first experiment, learned non-face (objects) vs unknown face stimuli have been shown and in the second experiment, familiar vs unfamiliar face stimuli have been shown to ten ASD and ten TD children and SCR patterns have been recorded, analyzed and compared for both the groups. Findings It has been observed that children with ASD were able to differentiate faces out of learned non-face stimuli and their SCR patterns were similar as TD children in the first experiment. In the second experiment, children with ASD were unable to recognize familiar faces from unfamiliar faces but TD children could easily discriminate between familiar and unfamiliar faces as their SCR patterns were different from children with ASD. Research limitations/implications The present study advocates that impairment in face identification exists in children with ASD. Hence, it can be concluded that in children with ASD face processing is present but they do not recognize familiar faces or it can be said that face familiarization effect is absent in children with ASD. Originality/value There are very few findings that used SCR signal as main analysis parameter for face processing in children with ASD, in most of the studies; Electroencephalography signal has been used as analysis parameter. Moreover, familiar and unfamiliar face processing with multiple stimuli used in present work adds novelty to the literature.
      Citation: Advances in Autism
      PubDate: 2017-03-20T07:57:49Z
      DOI: 10.1108/AIA-09-2016-0025
  • Parental perceptions on the transition to secondary school for their child
           with autism
    • Pages: 87 - 99
      Abstract: Advances in Autism, Volume 3, Issue 2, Page 87-99, April 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the transition to and early experience of secondary school for students with autism from the perspective of their parents. It aimed to gather the parents’ personal accounts of their views of the transition experience for their child and of their perceptions of both the positive and the negative factors inherent in the process of transition. There was an emphasis on seeking useful information for others from the parent’s perception, views and choices. Design/methodology/approach As parents were reporting on their own perceptions and also their child’s experiences, a qualitative exploratory descriptive method was required. Thematic analysis was used as a pragmatic method to report on the experiences, meanings and the reality of the transition to secondary school from a parent’s perspective (Braun and Clarke, 2012). Findings A variety of supports and strategies were described, parents were unanimous in their emphasis of the importance of communication to them. Parents were concerned about secondary schools not fully understanding the nature of autism, and the impact this can have on their child as an individual. Despite differing perceptions and views on the purpose or end product of secondary educations for their child, all the parents communicated a desire for their child to reach their potential and make progress within the secondary school system. Research limitations/implications This was a small qualitative study with a self-selected group of parents in the Republic of Ireland, with fathers underrepresented. It did not take any account from any other stakeholders or the students themselves. Practical implications Parents would benefit from more practical support and communication during this time in the child’s education. Their recommendations and personal experiences may serve as a useful reference point for parents preparing for this time in their child’s school life. Social implications The study highlights the need to better understand how children with autism can be supported in making social attainments and connections within mainstream secondary schools in Ireland. Originality/value There is a small body of knowledge related to the secondary school experience for students with autism. It contributes the parental perspective and highlights areas for further research and practice.
      Citation: Advances in Autism
      PubDate: 2017-03-20T07:57:51Z
      DOI: 10.1108/AIA-09-2016-0024
  • Fathers experiences of sleeping problems in children with autism
    • Pages: 100 - 111
      Abstract: Advances in Autism, Volume 3, Issue 2, Page 100-111, April 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of fathers in the management of sleeping problems in children with autism and their perspectives of the impact of these difficulties on family life. Design/methodology/approach Semi-structured interviews with 25 UK-based fathers of children with autism were undertaken. Findings Two-thirds of fathers reported that their children experienced severe sleeping problems in the areas of bed-time resistance, sleep onset and night-time waking. Fathers were significantly involved in the management of these difficulties and reported a range of associated deleterious impacts on the family, including significant negative effects on paternal and maternal health, father’s employment, couple relationship and sibling experiences. Research limitations/implications The interview sample cannot be said to be representative of all fathers of children with autism since the backgrounds of those taking part were relatively homogeneous in respect of ethnicity, marital status and level of education. Practical implications Improvements in effective, family-centred provision are urgently needed which employ a co-parenting, gender-differentiated methodology. Social implications Given the severity and frequency of difficulties, sleeping problems in children with autism should be viewed as a significant public health concern. Originality/value This is one of the first studies, qualitative or quantitative, to explore the role and perspectives of fathers of children with autism in the important area of sleep management.
      Citation: Advances in Autism
      PubDate: 2017-03-20T07:57:40Z
      DOI: 10.1108/AIA-06-2016-0017
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