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Autism in the East 2021: Conference Topics, May 12

May 12-13, 2021

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9:15 a.m., The Lights are on, but Nobody is Home!

PubMed Search, run search with this link:mental health provider burnout


Beyond Burnout: Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic Challenges to Self-care.

Mollica RF, Fernando DB, Augusterfer EF.

Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2021 Mar 9;23(4):21. doi: 10.1007/s11920-021-01230-2.

PMID: 33728512 Free PMC article. Review.


Mental health among outpatient reproductive health care providers during the US COVID-19 epidemic.

Comfort AB, Krezanoski PJ, Rao L, El Ayadi A, Tsai AC, Goodman S, Harper CC.

Reprod Health. 2021 Feb 24;18(1):49. doi: 10.1186/s12978-021-01102-1.

PMID: 33627155 Free PMC article.


Perceived Electronic Health Record Usability as a Predictor of Task Load and Burnout Among US Physicians: Mediation Analysis.

Melnick ER, Harry E, Sinsky CA, Dyrbye LN, Wang H, Trockel MT, West CP, Shanafelt T.

J Med Internet Res. 2020 Dec 22;22(12):e23382. doi: 10.2196/23382.

PMID: 33289493 Free PMC article.


PTSD symptoms among health workers and public service providers during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Johnson SU, Ebrahimi OV, Hoffart A.

PLoS One. 2020 Oct 21;15(10):e0241032. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0241032. eCollection 2020.

PMID: 33085716 Free PMC article.


A Systematic Review of Job Demands and Resources Associated with Compassion Fatigue in Mental Health Professionals.

Singh J, Karanika-Murray M, Baguley T, Hudson J.

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Sep 24;17(19):6987. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17196987.

PMID: 32987798 Free PMC article.


Factors contributing to healthcare professional burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic: A rapid turnaround global survey.

Morgantini LA, Naha U, Wang H, Francavilla S, Acar Ö, Flores JM, Crivellaro S, Moreira D, Abern M, Eklund M, Vigneswaran HT, Weine SM.

PLoS One. 2020 Sep 3;15(9):e0238217. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0238217. eCollection 2020.

PMID: 32881887 Free PMC article.


Impact of viral epidemic outbreaks on mental health of healthcare workers: a rapid systematic review and meta-analysis.

Serrano-Ripoll MJ, Meneses-Echavez JF, Ricci-Cabello I, Fraile-Navarro D, Fiol-deRoque MA, Pastor-Moreno G, Castro A, Ruiz-Pérez I, Zamanillo Campos R, Gonçalves-Bradley DC.

J Affect Disord. 2020 Dec 1;277:347-357. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2020.08.034. Epub 2020 Aug 23.

PMID: 32861835 Free PMC article.


Psychological impact of an epidemic/pandemic on the mental health of healthcare professionals: a rapid review.

Stuijfzand S, Deforges C, Sandoz V, Sajin CT, Jaques C, Elmers J, Horsch A.

BMC Public Health. 2020 Aug 12;20(1):1230. doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-09322-z.

PMID: 32787815 Free PMC article.


SAGES primer for taking care of yourself during and after the COVID-19 crisis.

Dort J, Romanelli J, Choudhury N, Flink BJ, Lak K, Levy S, Needleman BJ, Paget CJ 3rd, Telem D, Schwarz E, Zhang LP, Sylla P, Mellinger JD, Matthews BD, Feldman L, Pryor AD, Asbun HJ.

Surg Endosc. 2020 Jul;34(7):2856-2862. doi: 10.1007/s00464-020-07631-3. Epub 2020 May 20.

PMID: 32435961 Free PMC article.


Mitigating the Psychological Impact of COVID-19 on Healthcare Workers: A Digital Learning Package.

Blake H, Bermingham F, Johnson G, Tabner A.

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Apr 26;17(9):2997. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17092997.

PMID: 32357424 Free PMC article.

10:30 a.m., Walk a Mile in My Footsteps: A Family Perspective

PubMed Search, click the link to run the search: mental health provider burnout


Telehealth mask wearing training for children with autism during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sivaraman M, Virues-Ortega J, Roeyers H.

J Appl Behav Anal. 2021 Jan;54(1):70-86. doi: 10.1002/jaba.802. Epub 2020 Nov 25.

PMID: 33241588 Free PMC article.


Impact of COVID-19 outbreak on mental health and perceived strain among caregivers tending children with special needs.

Dhiman S, Sahu PK, Reed WR, Ganesh GS, Goyal RK, Jain S.

Res Dev Disabil. 2020 Dec;107:103790. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2020.103790. Epub 2020 Oct 6.

PMID: 33091712 Free PMC article.


The impact of COVID-19 on children with autism spectrum disorder.

Amorim R, Catarino S, Miragaia P, Ferreras C, Viana V, Guardiano M.

Rev Neurol. 2020 Oct 16;71(8):285-291. doi: 10.33588/rn.7108.2020381.

PMID: 33034366 English, Spanish.


Patient and caregiver experiences at a specialized primary care center for autistic adults.

Hand BN, Coury DL, Darragh AR, White S, Moffatt-Bruce S, Harris L, Longo A, Gilmore D, Garvin JH.

J Comp Eff Res. 2020 Nov;9(16):1131-1140. doi: 10.2217/cer-2020-0155. Epub 2020 Sep 11.

PMID: 32914649 Free PMC article.


Psychosocial resources developed and trialled for Indigenous people with autism spectrum disorder and their caregivers: a systematic review and catalogue.

Shochet IM, Orr JA, Kelly RL, Wurfl AM, Saggers BR, Carrington SB.

Int J Equity Health. 2020 Aug 6;19(1):134. doi: 10.1186/s12939-020-01247-8.

PMID: 32762685 Free PMC article.


Autism Spectrum Disorder and COVID-19: Helping Caregivers Navigate the Pandemic.

Lim T, Tan MY, Aishworiya R, Kang YQ.

Ann Acad Med Singap. 2020 Jun;49(6):384-386.

PMID: 32712636 No abstract available.


Burden of care perceived by the principal caregivers of autistic children and adolescents visiting health facilities in Lucknow City.

Jain A, Ahmed N, Mahour P, Agarwal V, Chandra K, Shrivatav NK.

Indian J Public Health. 2019 Oct-Dec;63(4):282-287. doi: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_366_18.

PMID: 32189645


Point OutWords: protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial of a motor skills intervention to promote communicative development in non-verbal children with autism.

McKinney A, Hotson KL, Rybicki A, Weisblatt EJL, Días C, Foster J, Villar SS, Murphy S, Belmonte MK.

Trials. 2020 Jan 23;21(1):109. doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3931-1.

PMID: 31973713 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.


Grief Experiences in Family Caregivers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Bravo-Benítez J, Pérez-Marfil MN, Román-Alegre B, Cruz-Quintana F.

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Nov 30;16(23):4821. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16234821.

PMID: 31801231 Free PMC article.


Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Caregivers: Capturing Health-Related and Care-Related Quality of Life.

Ten Hoopen LW, de Nijs PFA, Duvekot J, Greaves-Lord K, Hillegers MHJ, Brouwer WBF, Hakkaart-van Roijen L.

J Autism Dev Disord. 2020 Jan;50(1):263-277. doi: 10.1007/s10803-019-04249-w.

PMID: 31625009 Free PMC article.

1:00 p.m., Evidence-Based Behavior Management Strategies for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

PubMed search, use link to run search:behavior management strategies autism spectrum disorders


An approach to problem behaviours in children.

Lulla D, Mascarenhas SS, How CH, Yeleswarapu SP.

Singapore Med J. 2019 Apr;60(4):168-172. doi: 10.11622/smedj.2019034.

PMID: 31069399 Free PMC article. Review.


Parent and professional perspectives on behavioral inflexibility in autism spectrum disorders: A qualitative study.

Sethi C, Harrop C, Zhang W, Pritchett J, Whitten A, Boyd BA.

Autism. 2019 Jul;23(5):1236-1248. doi: 10.1177/1362361318810217. Epub 2018 Nov 3.

PMID: 30394796 Free PMC article.


How do Parents Manage Irritability, Challenging Behaviour, Non-Compliance and Anxiety in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders? A Meta-Synthesis.

O'Nions E, Happé F, Evers K, Boonen H, Noens I.

J Autism Dev Disord. 2018 Apr;48(4):1272-1286. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3361-4.

PMID: 29222612 Free PMC article.


Effect of Parent Training on Adaptive Behavior in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Disruptive Behavior: Results of a Randomized Trial.

Scahill L, Bearss K, Lecavalier L, Smith T, Swiezy N, Aman MG, Sukhodolsky DG, McCracken C, Minshawi N, Turner K, Levato L, Saulnier C, Dziura J, Johnson C.

J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2016 Jul;55(7):602-609.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2016.05.001. Epub 2016 May 7.

PMID: 27343887 Clinical Trial.


Development and Pilot of the Caregiver Strategies Inventory.

Kirby AV, Little LM, Schultz B, Watson LR, Zhang W, Baranek GT.

Am J Occup Ther. 2016 Jul-Aug;70(4):7004360010p1-6. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2016.019901.

PMID: 27294999 Free PMC article.

2:45 p.m., Social Behavioral Intervention Research Updates in Autism Spectrum Disorder

PubMed Search, English, 5 years, social behavior [major concept] AND autism spectrum disorder: search link here


Specialised Teachers' Perceptions on the Management of Aggressive Behaviours in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Jung M, Lee E.

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Nov 26;17(23):8775. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17238775.

PMID: 33255965 Free PMC article.


Psychometric Properties of the Sensory Processing and Self-Regulation Checklist: English Version.

Gomez INB, Calsa AP, Esguerra JT, Penetrante PJH, Porlucas K, Santos ME, Umali CB, Lai CYY.

Occup Ther Int. 2021 Feb 20;2021:6658786. doi: 10.1155/2021/6658786. eCollection 2021.

PMID: 33688309 Free PMC article.


Prevalence of and Factors Associated with School Bullying in Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Cross-Cultural Meta-Analysis.

Park I, Gong J, Lyons GL, Hirota T, Takahashi M, Kim B, Lee SY, Kim YS, Lee J, Leventhal BL.

Yonsei Med J. 2020 Nov;61(11):909-922. doi: 10.3349/ymj.2020.61.11.909.

PMID: 33107234 Free PMC article. Review.


Modeling engagement in long-term, in-home socially assistive robot interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders.

Jain S, Thiagarajan B, Shi Z, Clabaugh C, Matarić MJ.

Sci Robot. 2020 Feb 26;5(39):eaaz3791. doi: 10.1126/scirobotics.aaz3791.

PMID: 33022604


Effects of social stories intervention for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders: A protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Chen T, Yang W, Wang Q, Zhang Y, Ma Z.

Medicine (Baltimore). 2020 Sep 11;99(37):e22018. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000022018.

PMID: 32925735 Free PMC article.


Effectiveness of social skills intervention for the management of children with autism spectrum disorder: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis.

Shuai FR, Lin ZY.

Medicine (Baltimore). 2020 May 29;99(22):e20331. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000020331.

PMID: 32481408


Social behavioural adaptation in Autism.

Forgeot d'Arc B, Devaine M, Daunizeau J.

PLoS Comput Biol. 2020 Mar 16;16(3):e1007700. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1007700. eCollection 2020 Mar.

PMID: 32176684 Free PMC article.


Autism spectrum traits predict higher social psychological skill.

Gollwitzer A, Martel C, McPartland JC, Bargh JA.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Sep 24;116(39):19245-19247. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1911460116. Epub 2019 Sep 9.

PMID: 31501348 Free PMC article.


Self-Reported and Parent-Reported School Bullying in Adolescents with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Roles of Autistic Social Impairment, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity and Oppositional Defiant Disorder Symptoms.

Chou WJ, Hsiao RC, Ni HC, Liang SH, Lin CF, Chan HL, Hsieh YH, Wang LJ, Lee MJ, Hu HF, Yen CF.

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Mar 28;16(7):1117. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16071117.

PMID: 30925769 Free PMC article.


Changing conceptualizations of regression: What prospective studies reveal about the onset of autism spectrum disorder.

Ozonoff S, Iosif AM.

Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2019 May;100:296-304. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2019.03.012. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

PMID: 30885812 Free PMC article. Review.

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