Advances in Autism: Volume 6 Issue 2

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


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Increasing social engagement among college students with autism

Lyndsay A. Fairchild, Margaret B. Powell, Daniel L. Gadke, Jordan C. Spencer, Kasee K. Stratton

Many university-based services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have incorporated peer mentorship programs; however, the research on the success of these…

A comprehensive assessment process for children with autism spectrum disorders

Magda Di Renzo, Viviana Guerriero, Massimiliano Petrillo, Lidia Racinaro, Elena Vanadia, Federico Bianchi di Castelbianco

The assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in childhood has two essential aspects: the identification of the risk (under 30 months of age) and the definition of a diagnosis…


Interactive video-player to improve social smile in individuals with autism spectrum disorder

Vikas Khullar, Manju Bala, Harjit Pal Singh

The purpose of this paper is to propose and develop a live interaction-based video player system named LIV4Smile for the improvement of the social smile in individuals with autism…

Should we be accepting self-referrals for Autism assessments?

Daniel Whitney, Alison Jane Stansfield

The Leeds Autism Diagnostic Service (LADS) is an all IQ service accepting professional and self-referrals, from age 18, for diagnostic assessment. LADS is unusual compared to…

Subjective well-being of people with ASD in Japan

Michio Kojima

The purpose of this paper is to investigate developmental changes and factors affecting subjective well-being (SWB) of people with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in Japan.

Differential diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and early onset schizophrenia: two clinical cases

Ann Marie Martin, Katherine Stavropoulos, Jan Blacher

Historically, children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were sometimes diagnosed with schizophrenia or major psychosis. Although significant advancements in the process of…

Caregivers’ perspectives on health-care transition in autism

Jaclyn K. Schwartz, Mavara Agrawal, Ingris Treminio, Sofia Espinosa, Melissa Rodriguez, Lynne Richard

Adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience significant health-care disparities across physical and mental health domains resulting in poorer health and quality of life…

Autism in black, Asian and minority ethnic communities: a report on the first Autism Voice UK Symposium

Mariama Seray Kandeh, Mariama Korrca Kandeh, Nicola Martin, Joanna Krupa

Little is known about the way autism is interpreted and accepted among the black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) populations in the UK. This report summarises a Symposium on…

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