Experiences of Autism Acceptance and Mental Health in Autistic Adults. / Cage, Eilidh; Di Monaco, Jessica; Newell, Victoria.

In: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Vol. 48, No. 2, 02.2018, p. 473–484.

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Experiences of Autism Acceptance and Mental Health in Autistic Adults. / Cage, Eilidh; Di Monaco, Jessica; Newell, Victoria.

In: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Vol. 48, No. 2, 02.2018, p. 473–484.

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Cage, E, Di Monaco, J & Newell, V 2018, 'Experiences of Autism Acceptance and Mental Health in Autistic Adults', Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, vol. 48, no. 2, pp. 473–484. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3342-7

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Cage, E., Di Monaco, J., & Newell, V. (2018). Experiences of Autism Acceptance and Mental Health in Autistic Adults. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48(2), 473–484. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3342-7

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Cage E, Di Monaco J, Newell V. Experiences of Autism Acceptance and Mental Health in Autistic Adults. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2018 Feb;48(2):473–484. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3342-7

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Cage, Eilidh ; Di Monaco, Jessica ; Newell, Victoria. / Experiences of Autism Acceptance and Mental Health in Autistic Adults. In: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2018 ; Vol. 48, No. 2. pp. 473–484.

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