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Presented at the 17th Annual Research Conference

Correlates of Abuse Among Children With Autism in Community Mental Health Settings

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Session Number: 9 Room: Salon B

Presenting: David Mandell

All Authors for this paper: David Mandell; Christine Walrath; Brigitte Manteuffel; Gina Sgro; Jennifer Pinto-Martin

Presentation Type: paper presentation

Synopsis: In this study, correlates of abuse among 156 children diagnosed with autism were examined. Caregivers reported that 18.5% of these children had been physically abused and 16.6% had been sexually abused. Physically abused children were more likely to engage in sexual acting out, and had conduct-related or academic problems. Sexually abused children were more likely to engage in sexual acting out, suicide-related, or self-injurious behavior. In adjusted models, the relationship between sexual abuse and sexual acting out persisted; the relationships between suicide-related behavior and sexual abuse, and between conduct-related problems and physical abuse remained of marginal significance.

Date: Monday, March 1, 2004

Session Time: 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Presentation Time: 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM