Special Section in the American Journal on Mental Retardation is Dedicated to Autism and Intellectual Disability

November 26, 2007

Many people with autism have significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior, and therefore meet the diagnostic criteria for intellectual disability. The November 2007 issue of the American Journal on Mental Retardation (AJMR) contains four articles on current behavioral research in the field of autism and intellectual disability. Topics explored include quality of the relationship between a mother and child with autism; results from an early intensive behavioral intervention for children with autism conducted in the United Kingdom; the relation between the level of intellectual functioning and risk for co-occurring psychological disorders among children with Autism Spectrum Disorders; and a study on parental stress and autism. The AJMR is a highly-ranked journal in special education and rehabilitation and is published by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Click here to read an introduction to the special issue from editor, Dr. William E. MacLean, Jr.

Click here to read a Table of Contents from the November 2007 issue of AJMR. To purchase print copies of this issue, send an email to AJMR@allenpress.com.