Advances in Autism: Volume 3 Issue 3

Improving international health outcomes in health, education and social aspects of care


Table of contents - Special Issue: Improving access to healthcare

Guest Editors: Tanja Sappok, Whitney Brooks, Susan Havercamp

Autism and healthcare

Christine Preißmann

Many autistic people do not have any access to healthcare services or they experience significant barriers to navigating the healthcare system. The purpose of this paper is to…


Quality of health and health services in people with fragile X syndrome: perspective of their parents

Michael Seidel

People with fragile X syndrome (FXS), a monogenetic disorder with frequent autism spectrum disorder symptoms, are confronted with many health-related needs, especially concerning…

Transition tools and access to adult primary care

Marji Erickson Warfield, Morgan K. Crossman, Ann Martha Neumeyer, Julie O’Brien, Karen A. Kuhlthau

The transition from pediatric to adult health care is challenging for youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Many tools have been developed to facilitate transition but…

Systemic-attachment formulation for families of children with autism

Mark Hudson, Rudi Dallos, Rebecca McKenzie

Case formulation has gained increasing prominence as a guide to intervention across a range of clinical problems. It offers a contrasting orientation to diagnosis and its value is…

An online ASD learning module for pediatric health care professionals

Priscilla Burnham Riosa, Andrea Greenblatt, Barbara Muskat

Youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have co-occurring health care needs and are likely to come into contact with several health care professionals over their lives. At…

Pain in Rett syndrome: peculiarities in pain processing and expression, liability to pain causing disorders and diseases, and specific aspects of pain assessment

Peter Martin

Diagnosing pain and pain inflicting diseases are crucial issues in the health care of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The purpose of this paper is to…

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