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Theatre-Based, Peer-Mediated Intervention Increases Social Skills in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

By Cleland, Jordan; Lai, Jonathan


This online article briefly summarizes a research study wherein children with autism participated in a theatre intervention, with mentorship from typically-developing peers, as part of a summer camp. After the intervention, the participants with autism had increased social competence.

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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This online article is in English


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

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