Advances in Autism: Volume 7 Issue 4

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


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“Recalling hidden harms”: autistic experiences of childhood applied behavioural analysis (ABA)

Owen McGill, Anna Robinson

This paper aims to investigate the long-term impacts autistic adults experienced from childhood participation in the applied behavioural analysis (ABA).


Online training for physical activity practitioners on evidence-based practices for clients with autism

Scott McNamara, Melissa Bittner, Sean Healy

Physical activity professionals often lack the experience and knowledge to implement the pedagogical and behavioral strategies required to successfully work with people with…

Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder’s perception on parent-implemented home-based developmental, individual-difference and relationship (DIR)/Floortime® intervention

Iylia Dayana Shamsudin, Ted Brown, Mong-Lin Yu, Primrose Lentin

The developmental, individual-difference and relationship (DIR)/Floortime® approach is a commonly used parent-implemented intervention with children with autism spectrum disorder…

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on autistic adults – a survey

Conor James Davidson, Keri Lodge, Alwyn Kam

To date there has been limited research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on autistic people. This study aims to present the results of a survey of autistic people (n =51…


Enhancing the social networks of adults with ASD: a low level community intervention

Roy McConkey, Marie-Therese Cassin, Rosie McNaughton, Elaine Armstrong

This paper aims to design and evaluate an innovative community-based service for adults with autism in a rural region of Northern Ireland. The goal was to reduce their social…

Perceived stress among mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder in Egypt

Ahmed Hashem El-Monshed, Mostafa Amr

Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families especially their mothers face numerous and pervasive challenges. Difficulties to access quality care…

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