Resilience-Based Perspectives for Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Adam W. McCrimmonEmail author
  • Janine M. Montgomery
Part of the The Springer Series on Human Exceptionality book series (SSHE)


Resilience theory has implications for various groups of children; however, given the trend towards uneven profiles of strengths and weakness in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), this particular population may provide a unique opportunity for the application of a resilience-based perspective. In this chapter we discuss key concepts and research relevant to identifying and enhancing resilience in children and adolescents with ASD, practical and research-supported approaches to assessment and intervention incorporating resilience, pilot programs incorporating perspectives consistent with resilience, and directions for programing and research.


Autism Spectrum Disorder Autism Spectrum Disorder Protective Factor Social Competence Emotional Intelligence 
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Kind acknowledgement to Courtney Andrysiak for her support with this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

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