Research Publications

This page lists information published by the HANDS Team through traditional scholarly avenues, including scientific journals, books, and conferences. If a copy of the item is not provided, it is due to copyright law.

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Download Swiezy, N., & Neal, T. (May 2014). Behavioral considerations in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Impact on the individual and the caregiver. In UTS Training Times, First Steps.

Download Neal, T. (March, 2014). Resources Available Around the State. IASP Today


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Download Swiezy, N., Neal, T., Ashby, I., Stevenson, M., Fletcher, A., & Dethoff, A. (November 2013). Making data practical and effective to work for you and your team. Poster presented at the OCALICON 2013, Columbus, OH.

Download Neal, T., Swiezy, N., Ashby, I., Stevenson, M., Fletcher, A., & Dethoff, A. (November 2013). Adapting instructional materials for inclusive settings. Poster presented at the OCALICON 2013, Columbus, OH.

Ashby, I., Neal, T., Swiezy, N., Stevenson, M., Fletcher, A., & Dethoff, A. (November 2013). Autism virtual awareness fair: A medium for cross-disciplinary education. Electronic poster presented at the 2nd ABAI Education Conference, Chicago, IL.

Ashby, I., Neal, T., Swiezy, N., Stevenson, M. , & Fletcher, A. (2013). Evidence-based practices, strategies, and resources for ASD and related developmental disabilities: Virtual professional development across systems and settings. Electronic poster presented at the 2nd ABAI Education Conference, Chicago, IL.

Download Neal, T., Swiezy, N., Fletcher, A., Stevenson, M., & Ashby, I. (2013). HANDS in Autism Model: A comprehensive framework and training process for effective implementation and sustainability. Poster presented at the 2nd bi-annual Global Implementation Conference, Washington, DC.

Download Swiezy, N., Neal, T., Fletcher, A., Stevenson, M., & Ashby, I. (2013). School WORK: Measurement and guidance of effective implementation practices. Poster presented at the 2nd bi-annual Global Implementation Conference, Washington, DC.

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Download Shaffstall, S., Ables, E., Ashby, I., & Swiezy, N. (January 2012). HANDS in Autism: Summer Training 2010 and 2011 training evaluation and fidelity. Poster presented at the 6th annual ABA Autism Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Download Shaffstall, S., Ables, E., Ashby, I., & Swiezy, N. (January 2012). Multi-year Summer Training participant application of knowledge analysis. Poster presented at the 6th annual ABA Autism Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Farmer, C., Lecavalier, L., Yu, S., Arnold., L., McDougle, C., Scahill, L., Handen, B., Johnson, C., Stigler, K., Bearss, K., Swiezy, N., & Aman, M. (2012). Predictors and moderators of response to behavioral treatment in children with autism spectrum disorders and behavioral problems. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42(6), 1037-1044

Arnold, L., Aman, M., Li, X., Butter, E., Humprhies, K., Scahill, L., Lecavalier, L., McDougle, C., Swiezy, N., Handeen, B., Wilson, K., & Stigler, K. (2012). Research Units of Pediatric Psychopharmacology (RUPP) Autism Network randomized clinic al trial of parent training and medication: One-year follow-up. Journal of American Academy of Childhood and Adolescent Psychiatry, 51(11), 1173-1184.

Handen, B.L., Johnson, C., Butter, E., Lecavalier, L., Scahill, L., Aman, M., McDouble C., Arnold, L., Swiezy, N, et al. (2012). Use of a Direct Observational Measure in a Trial of Risperidone and Parent Training in Children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 25(3), 355-371

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Download Swiezy, N., Ashby, I., & Ables, E. (August 2011). Bridging for Success - Revisited. Training and Collaboration across Medical, Educational, and Community Systems. Poster presented at the 1st Biennial Global Implementation Conference, Washington, DC.

Download Ables, E., Ashby, I., & Swiezy, N. (January 2011). Autism Knowledge Survey-Revised: Comparison of Knowledge Across Role and Experience. Poster presented at the 5th Annual ABAI Autism Conference, Washington DC.

Scahill, L., McDougle, C.J., Aman, M.G., Johnson, C., Handen,B., Bearss, K., Dziura, J., Butter, E., Swiezy, N.B., Arnold, L.E., Stigler, K.A., Sukhodolsky, D.G., Lecavalier, L., Pozdol, S.L., Nikolov, R., Hollway, J.A., Korzekwa, P., Gavaletz, A., Kohn, A.E., Koenig, K., Grinnon, S., Mulick, J.A., Yu,S., Vitiello,B., for the Research Units on Pediatric Psychopharmacology Autism Network (2011). Effects of risperidone and parent training on adaptive functioning in children with a pervasive developmental disorders and serious behavioral problems. Journal of America Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 51(2), 136-146

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Download Ashby, I., Swiezy, N., & Minshawi, N. (January 2010). HANDS in Autism Training: ???Assessment of Knowledge-Expanded??? as a Measure of Knowledge of Educators. Poster presented at the 4th Annual ABAI Autism Conference, Chicago, IL.

Download Minshawi, N., Ashby, I., & Swiezy, N. (January 2010). HANDS in Autism Training: Participant Self-Report of Training Efficacy. Poster presented at the 4th Annual ABAI Autism Conference, Chicago, IL.

Minshawi, N.F., Swiezy, N.B., Pozdol, S., Stuart, M., & McDougle, C.J. (2010). Pervasive developmental disorders. In J.E. Grant & M.N. Potenza (Eds.), Young Adult Mental Health. New York: Oxford University Press.

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Minshawi, N., Ashby, I., & Swiezy, N. (2009). Adaptive and self-help skills. In Matson, J.L. (ed). Applied Behavior Analysis for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. New Work: Springer

Download Swiezy, N., Stuart, M., Gregory, V., Korzekwa, P., & Ashby, I. (February 2009). HANDS in Autism training: An efficacy analysis of a training model. Poster presented at the 3rd annual ABA Autism Conference, Jacksonville, FL.

Download Ashby, I., Stuart, M., Swiezy, N., Korzekwa, P., Pozdol, S., & Coates, H. (February 2009). Helping Answer Needs by Developing Specialists (HANDS) in Autism: Year four training evaluation and fidelity. Poster presented at the 3rd annual ABA Autism Conference, Jacksonville, FL.

Johnson, C.R., Butter, E.M., Handen, B.L., Sukhodolsky, D.G., Mulick, J., Lecavalier, L., Aman, M.G., Arnold, L.E., Scahill, L., Swiezy, N., Sacco, K., Stigler, K.A., & McDougle, C.J. (2009). Standardised observation analogue procedure (SOAP) for assessing parent and child behaviours in clinical trials. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 34(30), 230-238.

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Download Korzekwa, P., Swiezy, N., Stuart, M., Pozdol, S., & Ashby, I. (September 2008). HANDS in Autism model: Analysis of program efficacy through skill demonstration. Poster presented at the ABA International Educational Conference, Reston, VA.

Download Swiezy, N., Korzekwa, P., & Stuart, M. (September 2008). HANDS in Autism collaborative classroom project: Case study of staff training. Poster presented at the ABA International Educational Conference, Reston, VA.

Download Swiezy, N., Stuart, M., & Korzekwa, P. (May 2008). HANDS in Autism: Development and evolution of an intensive hands-on professional training model. Poster presented at the 7th annual International Meeting For Autism Research (IMFAR), London, UK.

Download Korzekwa, P., Swiezy, N., & Stuart, M. (May 2008). HANDS in Autism: A collaborative community classroom. Poster presented at the 7th annual International Meeting For Autism Research (IMFAR), London, UK.

Download Swiezy, N., Stuart, M., Korzekwa, P., Pozdol, S., & Miller, G. (February 2008). Helping Answer Needs by Developing Specialists (HANDS) in Autism: Year three training outcomes. Poster presented at the 2nd annual ABA Autism Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Download Stuart, M., Swiezy, N., & Ashby, I. (February 2008). Autism Knowledge Survey: Understanding Trends in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Poster presented at the 2nd annual ABA Autism Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Download Korzekwa, P., Swiezy, N., Stuart, M., & Pozdol, S. (February 2008). Helping Answer Needs by Developing Specialists (HANDS) in Autism: Year three training evaluations. Poster presented at the 2nd annual ABA Autism Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Swiezy, N. B., Stuart, M., & Korzekwa, P. (2008). Bridging for success: Training and collaboration across medical, educational and community systems. In D. J. Posey and C. J. McDougle (Eds.), Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America: Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders, 17(4), 907-922.

Minshawi, N., Swiezy, N. B., Stuart, M., Pozdol, S., & McDougle, C.J. (in press). Pervasive developmental disorders. In M. Potenza (Ed.), Young Adult Mental Health. Oxford University Press.

Swiezy, N. B., Stuart, M. L., Korzekwa, P., & Pozdol, S. (2008). Assessment of independent living/adaptive skills. In J. Matson (ed.) Clinical Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders. New York: Elsevier.

Scahill, L., Aman, M.G., McDougle, C.J., Arnold, L.E., McCracken, J.T., Handen, B., Johnson, C., Dziura, J., Butter, E., Sukhodolsky, D., Swiezy, N., Mulick, J., Stigler, K., Bearss, K., Ritz, L., Wagner, A., & Vitiello, B. (2008). Trial design challenges when combining medication and parent training in children with pervasive developmental disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39, 720-729.

Aman, M.G., Hollway, J.A., McDougle, C.J., Scahill, L., Tierney, E., McCracken, J., Arnold, L.E., Vitiello, B., Ritz, L., Koenig, K., Cronin, P., Swiezy, N., Wheeler, C., Ghuman, J., & Posey, D.J. (2008).Cognitive effects of Risperidone in children with autism and irritable behavior. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 18 (3), 227-236.

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Swiezy, N. B., & Stuart, M. L., (September 2007). Autism spectrum disorders: the importance of being informed. Indy???s Child Magazine.

Download Korzekwa, P. A., Swiezy, N. B., Stuart, M. L., Pozdol, S., Hume, K. & Coates, H. (May 2007). Product rating: An evaluation of IEP, BIP, and permanent product samples as an outcome in professional training. Paper presented at the 2007 annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego, CA.

Pozdol, S. L., Swiezy, N. B., Stuart, M. L., & Beach, E. B. (May 2007). Social skills training in children with ASD: a comparison of weekly groups and summer camp formats. Paper presented at the 2007 annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego, CA.

Stuart, M. L., McGrew, J. H., Swiezy, N. B., & Bigatti, S. (May 2007). Diagnostic implications on caregiver burden and health-related quality of life. Paper presented at the 2007 annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego, CA.

Download Stuart, M. L., McGrew, J. H., & Swiezy, N. B. (February 2007). Caregiver burden experiences after receiving a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the 1st annual ABA Autism Conference, Boston, MA.

Download Swiezy, N. B., Stuart, M. L., Korzekwa, P., Pozdol, S., Hume, K., Grothe, M., et al. (February 2007). Helping Answer Needs by Developing Specialists in Autism: Year two training evaluations. Poster presented at the 1st annual ABA Autism Conference, Boston, MA.

Download Swiezy, N. B., Stuart, M. L., Korzekwa, P., Pozdol, S., Hume, K., Grothe, M., et al. (February 2007). Helping Answer Needs by Developing Specialists in Autism: Year two training outcomes. Poster presented at the 1st annual ABA Autism Conference, Boston, MA.

Johnson, C.R., Handen, B.L., Butter, E., Wagner, A., Mulick, J., Sukholdsky, D., Williams, S., Swiezy, N., Arnold, E., Aman, M., Scahill, L., McDougle, C., Stigler, K., Vitello, B. (2007). Development of a Parent Management Training Program for Children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders. Behavioral Intervention, 22, 201-221.

Posey DJ, Aman M, McCracken J, Scahill L, Tierney E., Arnold G, Vitiello B, Chuang, Davies M, Ramadan, Witmer, Swiezy N, Cronin P, Shah B, Carroll, Young, Wheeler, McDougle CJ (2007). Positive effects of Methylphenidate on inattention and hyperactivity in pervasive developmental disorders : An analysis of secondary measures. Biological Psychiatry, 61, 538-544.

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Download Swiezy, N. B., Grothe, M., Maynard, M. L., Korzekwa, P., Pozdol, S., Anderson, P., Hume, K., et al. (May 2006). Helping Answer Needs by Developing Specialists in Autism: Program development. Poster presented at the 2006 Association for Behavior Analysis Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Download Swiezy, N. B., Maynard, M. L., Grothe, M., Korzekwa, P., Fairbanks, J., Hume, K., et al. (May 2006). Helping Answer Needs by Developing Specialists in Autism: Program evaluation. Poster presented at the 2006 Association for Behavior Analysis Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Williams SK, Scahill L, Vitiello B, Aman MG, Arnold LE, McDougle CJ, McCracken JT, Tierney E, Ritz L, Posey DJ, Swiezy NB, Hollway J, Cronin P, Ghuman J, Wheeler C, Cicchetti D, Sparrow S (2006). Risperidone and adaptive behavior in children with autism. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 45(4), 431-439.

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Erickson, C.A., Swiezy, N.B., Stigler, K.A., McDougle, C.J., Posey, D.J. (2005). Behavioral and pharmacologic treatment of aggression in children with autism. Psychiatric Times, 22(10), 30.

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Swiezy, N.B., & Summers, J. (1996). Parent perceptions of the use of medication with children who are autistic. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 8, 407-413.

Arnold, L.E., Aman, M.G., Martin, A., Collier-Crespin, A., Vitiello, B., Tierney, E., Asarnow, R., Bell-Bradshaw, F., Freeman, B.J., Gates-Ulanet, P., Klin, A., McCracken, J.T., McDougle, C.J., McGough, J.J., Posey, D.J., Scahill, L., Swiezy, N.B., Ritz, L., Volkmar, F.(2000). Assessment in multisite randomized clinical trials (RCTs) of patients with autistic disorder: The autism RUPP network. Journal on Autism and Developmental Disorders, 30, 99-111.

Lerman, D.C., Swiezy, N., Perkins-Parks, S., & Roane, H.S. (2000). Skill acquisition in parents of children with developmental disabilities: Interaction between skill type and instructional format. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 21, 183-196.

Scahill, L., McCracken, J., McDougle, C.J., Aman, M., Arnold, L.E., Tierney, E., Cronin, P., Davies, M., Ghuman, J., Gonzalez, N.,Koenig, K., Lindsay, R., Martin, A., McGough, J., Posey, D.J., Swiezy, N., Volkmar, F., Ritz, L., Vitiello, B. (2001). Methodological Issues and Design Decisions in a Multi-Site Trial of Risperidone in Children and Adolescents with Autism. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 11(4), 377-388.

Research Units on Pediatric Psychopharmacology Autism Network: Risperidone in children with autism and serious behavioral problems (2002). New England Journal of Medicine, 347(5), 314-321.




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