Journal article

Short report: relationship between restricted and repetitive behaviours in children with autism spectrum disorder and their parents

Mirko Uljarevic, David W Evans, Gail A Alvares, Andrew JO Whitehouse



BACKGROUND: Restricted and repetitive behaviours (RRBs) constitute a core symptom domain of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, the nature of RRBs in the context of the Broader Autism Phenotype (BAP) is not well understood. In particular, the relationship between RRBs in ASD probands and their parents remains largely unexplored. The current study explored the link between parental RRBs, measured via Interest in Patterns and Resistance to Changes subscales of the Autism Quotient and their children's RRBs, measured via Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule RRB standardized domain score. FINDINGS: Having both parents within the top 20% of their RRB scores was associated with an increase o..

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Awarded by NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

MU and GAA are funded by the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC), established and supported under the Australian Government's Cooperative Research Centres Program; AJOW is supported by a NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (APP1077966); DWE has no support or funding related to this study to report.