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Sexual Knowledge and Victimization in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Brown-Lavoie, Stephanie with Viecili, Michelle; Weiss, Jonathan

Summary

This online article describes a research study which investigated experiences of sexual victimization in individuals with autism. The study found that individuals with autism were more likely to experience sexual victimization than typically-developing individuals. A lack of sexual knowledge increased risk for sexual victimization.

The Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care Research group, based out of York University, writes summaries of research studies on autism and developmental disabilities to inform parents, individuals with autism, practitioners, and the general public on recent findings about autism.

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Visit www.asdmentalhealth.blog.yorku.ca/files/2014/08/BrownLavoie.-Sexual-Knowledge-and-Victimization-in-Adults-with-Autism-Spectrum-Disorders.pdf

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This online article is in English

Publication:

Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care Research
Ontario, Canada
2014

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