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Are peer support groups for adolescents with Asperger's syndrome helpful?

Authors
  • Weidle, Bernhard
  • Bolme, Britt
  • Hoeyland, Anne Lise
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical child psychology and psychiatry
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2006
Volume
11
Issue
1
Pages
45–62
Identifiers
PMID: 17087486
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

There is very little documentation dealing with peer support groups for people with Asperger's syndrome, and especially about groups for adolescents. This article gives a description of three such groups that were run in parallel with support groups for parents. The great majority of the participants completed the course of the group. In a consumer satisfaction survey, the majority of the participants (76.5%) and nearly all of their parents (95%) rated satisfaction with the group meetings as good or very good. These responses indicate that adolescents with Asperger's syndrome and their parents perceive peer support groups as helpful.

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