Anxiety and Autism: A Brief Review of Research and Autobiographical Literature
Keywords:Autism, ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety, Emotional Toolkit
This article contains an overview of some of the literature published over the past decade focusing on autism and anxiety. It also contains information from autobiographical accounts of people with autism. Cognitively based interventions for anxiety in autism are discussed. The ‘Emotional Toolkit’, an autism specific cognitively based approach to managing anxiety is highlighted as effectively reducing parent reported anxiety in young people with autism.
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