Date Presented 04/06/19

Flourishing, an indicator of positive mental health, is important for children’s development and well-being. Behavioral contributors to flourishing, independent of environment, were examined in a large data set of children from age 6 to 17 years. Children with ASD had significantly lower odds of flourishing and demonstrating the behavioral tendencies compared to controls, confirming the early need to address positive emotions and positive affect for these individuals.

Primary Author and Speaker: Claudia Hilton

Additional Authors and Speakers: Karen Ratcliff, Diane Collins, Joanne Flanagan, Ickpyo Hong

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