Abstract

Date Presented 04/6/21

Recreation and leisure participation are important for physical and mental well-being. Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) demonstrate lower well-being. This study examined the impact of emotional regulation and social skills on participation in leisure in a large dataset. Results indicated a significant relationship between these factors. This suggests important OT intervention targets for children with ASD to improve mental and physical well-being.

Primary Author and Speaker: Karen Ratcliff

Additional Authors and Speakers: Abigail Bradfield, Jessica Schmidt, Maxwell Toepfer, Helen Matsoff, Allison M. Yingst, Kristen Pickett, Kecia Doyle, and Paul Mross

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