Juliana C. Velasco's research while affiliated with University of South Florida and other places

Publications (4)

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In this study we examine the life story of Gray, an individual who identifies as having both a non-binary gender identity and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We argue that Gray’s story of transitioning from female to male and then detransitioning to a non-binary identity is unique and presents a counter to the more typical stories of transitioning...
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Although symptoms of anxiety often coexist with symptoms of depression, little is known on how such coexistence affects youth's school experiences. Objectives: We tested how the two types of behaviors, when coexisting, were associated with youth's negative attitude toward teachers, school, and poor peer relations. Method: Data were collected fr...

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... Another finding that should be replicated in future research is the significantly higher levels of autism identity salience and centrality, as well as autismrelated stigma consciousness in LGBTQ+ participants as compared to non-LGBTQ+ participants. A possible explanation could be that LGBTQ+ people may view their gender and/or sexuality as inextricably linked to their autism (see Cain & Velasco, 2021;Mendes & Harris, 2019), and increased salience and centrality of gender and/or sexuality may result in autism becoming a more salient and central identity in LGBTQ+ autistic people. ...
... However, ethical considerations are seldom discussed, despite being a very important concern when conducting mixed methods research. In this regard, a major concern is informed consent so as to provide transparency and thus ensure the well-being of study participants (Teddlie/Tashakkori 2009;Hesse-Biber 2010;Preissle/Glover-Kudon/Rohan et al. 2015;Cain/MacDonald/Coker et al. 2019). ...