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School-based social skills training for young people with autism spectrum disorders (2017)
Journal Article
Einfeld, S. L., Beaumont, R., Clark, T., Clarke, K. S., Costley, D., Gray, K. M., …Howlin, P. (2018). School-based social skills training for young people with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 43(1), 29-39. doi:10.3109/13668250.2017.1326587

Background: The Secret Agent Society (SAS) Program, an intervention to enhance social- emotional skills, was provided by schools for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The program was assessed to determine if it improved social skills at s... Read More

Piloting autism intervention research with teachers in mainstream classrooms (2017)
Journal Article
Macdonald, L., Keen, D., Ashburner, J., Costley, D., Haas, K., & Trembath, D. (in press). Piloting autism intervention research with teachers in mainstream classrooms. International Journal of Inclusive Education, doi:10.1080/13603116.2017.1335355. ISSN 1360-3116

Although there is a recognised need for effective practices to support students on the autism spectrum in mainstream schools, there is a research to practice gap in the area of autism and education, whereby evidence-based intervention may take decade... Read More

Parent-reported differences between school-aged girls and boys on the autism spectrum (2016)
Journal Article
Sutherland, R., Hodge, A., Bruck, S., Costley, D., & Klieve, H. (2016). Parent-reported differences between school-aged girls and boys on the autism spectrum. Autism, 21(6), 785-794. doi:10.1177/1362361316668653

More boys than girls are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder; however, there are conflicting findings about whether they differ in their presentation. This study involved a survey of parents of school-aged children on the autism spectrum (171 par... Read More

Factors influencing the research participation of adults with autism spectrum disorders (2016)
Journal Article
Haas, K., Costley, D., Falkmer, M., Richdale, A., Sofronoff, K., & Falkmer, T. (2016). Factors influencing the research participation of adults with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(5), doi:10.1007/s10803-016-2708-6. ISSN 0162-3257

The recruitment and retention of adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) into research poses particular difficulties; longitudinal studies face additional challenges. To date, factors influencing the participation of adults for ASD research have... Read More

The experiences and needs of female adults with high functioning autism spectrum disorder (2015)
Journal Article
Baldwin, S., & Costley, D. (2016). The experiences and needs of female adults with high functioning autism spectrum disorder. Autism, 20(4), doi:10.1177/1362361315590805. ISSN 1362-3613

There is limited large-scale research into the lived experiences of female adults who have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with no co-occurring intellectual disability (ID). Drawing on the findings of an Australia-wide survey, this paper presents s... Read More

Perspectives on regular and support class placement and factors that contribute to success of inclusion for children with ASD (2014)
Journal Article
Carter, M., Stephenson, J., Clark, T., Costley, D., Martin, J., Williams, K., …Bruck, S. (2014). Perspectives on regular and support class placement and factors that contribute to success of inclusion for children with ASD. doi:10.9782/2159-4341-17.2.60. ISSN 2159-4341

For young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in regular schools, ASD specific service delivery options include regular class placement with itinerant consultative support and support class placement. This study provided an examination of le... Read More

The Autism Spectrum Disorder Evaluative Education Model: a school-based method of assessing and selecting interventions for classroom use (2014)
Journal Article
Costley, D., Clark, T., & Bruck, S. (2014). The Autism Spectrum Disorder Evaluative Education Model: a school-based method of assessing and selecting interventions for classroom use. SAGE Open, 4(4), doi:10.1177/2158244014556640. ISSN 2158-2440

Evaluating educational programs and interventions is generally considered a normal part of curriculum development and improvement, and published findings are readily accessible through peer-reviewed journals. Recently, however, researchers and practi... Read More

Employment activities and experiences of adults with high functioning autism and Asperger's Disorder (2014)
Journal Article
Baldwin, S., Costley, D., & Warren, A. (2014). Employment activities and experiences of adults with high functioning autism and Asperger's Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(10), doi:10.1007/s10803-014-2112-z. ISSN 0162-3257

There is limited large-scale empirical research into the working lives of adults who have an autism spectrum disorder with no co-occurring intellectual disability. Drawing on data from a national survey, this report describes the employment activitie... Read More