Advances in Autism: Volume 7 Issue 2

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


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Evaluation of sleep disturbances, gastrointestinal problems and eating behaviors in Turkish children with autistic disorder and PDD-NOS

Sebahat Gok, Serife Nur Ozturk, Rabia Karaca, Serhat İlbars, Nalan Hakime Nogay

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the relationship between sleep disturbances, gastrointestinal (GI) problems and eating behaviors in children who are diagnosed with…

Practitioner experience of the impact of humanistic methods on autism practice: a preliminary study

Anna Robinson, Ian Galbraith, Lorna Carrick

Autistic people are subject to having their behaviour shaped from a variety of practitioners predominantly using behaviourist methodologies. Little is known about how learning…

Dilemmas of empowering families of children with autism spectrum disorders: a qualitative case study

Rouhallah Khara, Leila R. Kalankesh, Hassan Shahrokhi, Saeed Dastgiri, Kamal Gholipour, Mohammad-Reza Feizi-Derakhshi

The purpose of this study was to identify the challenges and solutions in the empowerment of families of children with autism in Tabriz located in the North West of Iran.

The trend of association between autism traits in mothers and severity of autism symptomatology in children

Asmita Karmakar, Manisha Bhattacharya, Jayeeta Adhya, Susmita Chatterjee, Atanu Kumar Dogra

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are heterogeneous disorders, and heterogeneity lies both at genetic and phenotypic levels. To better understand the etiology and pathway that may…

The effectiveness of sensory integration intervention on the emotional-behavioral problems of children with autism spectrum disorder

Ghorban Hemati Alamdarloo, Hasan Mradi

Autism spectrum disorder is a kind of neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by persistent deficits in social communication and interaction across multiple contexts, and…


Framing autism in newspaper media: an example from Finland

Henri Pesonen, Tiina Itkonen, Mari Saha, Anders Nordahl-Hansen

Media play a significant role in the process of raising public awareness about autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Despite an increase in ASD media coverage, there is scarcity of…

Developing a model for mental health services for children and young people with intellectual disability and/or autism in North West England

Christine Wee, Trixie Mottershead, Sarah Wright, Sujeet Jaydeokar, Mahesh Odiyoor

This paper aims to improve community care for people with intellectual disabilities (ID) and/or autism. Lack of coordination between agencies leads to children and young people…

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