Manfred Diehl, Helena Chui, Elizabeth L. Hay are part of the Adult Development and Aging Project (ADAPT) at Colorado State University. Their mission is "To contribute to the knowledge about healthy and successful adult development and aging through research, education, and collaborative outreach." Dr. Diehl received his PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from Pennsylvania ...more
After reading Greg Downey's The Encultured Brain chapter on neural enculturation in capoeira and Lisa Heywood's 2011 article advocating a cultural neuropychology of sport, I thought a lot about how these articles applied to physical activity in general. What makes people commit to physical activity? This isn't a question I'm unfamiliar with. As a chronic yo-yo dieter and infrequent exerciser ...more
I used this article because it showed that current research proves that children with a developmental disability on the autistic spectrum are helped by their participation in church settings. It proved helpful by showing what benefits religious involvement could help children with autism.
Article: "Inclusion of people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities in communities ...more
I used this article, as well as the chapter in our book on autism, to help me get a full picture of what autism is and how it affects people and the way they behave. It helped to show me that there was a spectrum of autistic disorders that show how well those with autism ...more
This article focused on how families dealt with their children having autism in a religious setting. I used this article to discover how whether or not families found their religion as a positive or negative way of helping them with their autistic children.
Article: "Religious Coping in Families of Children with Autism" by Nalini Tarakeschwar and ...more
I used this article mainly because it was written by a person who has autism and is about their experience communing with God. It provided me with an inside view of what it was like to have autism and experience religion. The article's main focus was to make sure it was known that autistic people ...more
This article focuses on different treatment options for children with autism, specifically a Christ-centered treatment program. This article mainly interested me because it looked at an alternate way to help treat autism.
Article: "Integrating Faith and Treatment for Children with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders" by Cara Marker, Magdalena Weeks, and Irene Kraegel, published in 2007 ...more
This article focused on how a family's faith and religion helped to support them and their autistic children. I used this article to help me understand the possible benefits that children could have by being involved within their church. This is the article that sparked my idea of a difference in the structural environments of ...more
This article specifically focused on how those who have been diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum interact with God and view the image of God. I mainly used this article to help me understand how a child with autism might have a relationship with God, despite having obvious social impairments.
Article: "Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Image ...more
This study looked at three families immigrant South Asian Muslim families with children that had been diagnosed as on the Autism Spectrum. I mainly utilized their usage of participant observation and how the researcher immersed themselves within the cultures of the families in order to fully understand what their life was like.
Article: "Autism From a ...more