Advances in Autism: Volume 5 Issue 3

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


Table of contents - Special Issue: Women, girls, and autism spectrum disorders: part II

Guest Editors: Verity Chester

Helping autistic women thrive

Dori Zener

The purpose of this paper is to outline a clinical framework developed for autistic women. INVEST (Identify Needs, Validate, Educate, Strengthen and Thrive) is a strengths-based…


The PAAFID project: exploring the perspectives of autism in adult females among intellectual disability healthcare professionals

Samuel Tromans, Verity Chester, Chaya Kapugama, Amy Elliott, Sarah Robertson, Mary Barrett

The purpose of this paper is to explore the perspectives of healthcare professionals on autism in adult females with intellectual disability (ID), including regarding the gender…

Exploring the female autism phenotype of repetitive behaviours and restricted interests (RBRIs): a systematic PRISMA review

Clare Allely

The purpose of this paper is to address the need for increased understanding, awareness and recognition of the autism female phenotype in terms of repetitive behaviours and…


Circumscribed interests in autism: are there sex differences?

Sallie Wallace Nowell, Desiree R. Jones, Clare Harrop

Sex differences in circumscribed interests (CI) may delay diagnosis for females with autism spectrum disorder (ASD); therefore, it is important to characterize sex differences in…


Parental experiences with an adolescent female and male with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in India

Naureen Bhullar

The purpose of this paper is to compare experiences of two parents of adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) differing in gender, including their daily routines at school…


How many girls are we missing in ASD? An examination from a clinic- and community-based sample

Lucy Barnard-Brak, David Richman, M. Hasan Almekdash

Research has indicated that males diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) outnumber females diagnosed with ASD, which has been attributed to a number of potential biological…

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