Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.

Adolescents on the autism spectrum have difficulties initiating social interactions, which affects their peer engagement. This study investigated the characteristics of unresponded social initiation among adolescents on the spectrum and their typically developing peers. We investigated the rated characteristics of unresponded initiations among 12 students (six with autism; sixth to seventh grade) and explored the effects of the student group, peer group, and purpose and type of initiations.

Primary Author and Speaker: Yu-Lun Chen

Additional Authors and Speakers: Kristie Patten

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