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Anxiety in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Wood Jeffrey J, Philip C. Kendall, Eric A. Storch, Patricia Renno, Connor M. Kerns

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Chapter 11

Anxiety and ASD in Schools

School-Related Issues and Individualized Education Programs

Christopher Lopata, James P. Donnelly and Marcus L. Thomeer,    Institute for Autism Research, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY, United States

Abstract

Youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) spend a significant amount of their development in educational settings and education law mandates that they be provided an appropriate education. School staff are increasingly challenged to adequately evaluate and treat symptoms of ASD, as well as any number of secondary symptoms. Anxiety is one of the most common co-occurring difficulties of students with ASD. Anxiety-related problems are a significant concern in school settings as they can exacerbate core ...

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