Advances in Autism: Volume 9 Issue 4

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


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Effect of training program on sexual knowledge and social skills of adolescents with high-functioning autism in puberty

Leila Akrami, Mokhtar Malekpour, Salar Faramarzi, Ahmad Abedi

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a group of complex neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by repetitive and characteristic patterns of behavior and difficulties with…

Nothing for us, without us: a review of the clinical literature and discursive evidence of interpersonal trauma in autistic women

Alexandra Schnabel, Clem Bastow

From the authors’ personal and professional experiences, they have observed that autistic women are uniquely at risk of interpersonal trauma. Given the tendency for autistic women…

Exploring intervention strategies to enhance face recognition abilities in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: assessing the impact of verbalization and Navon tasks

Minje Kim, Kyong-Mee Chung, Eun-Sun Chung

The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of two intervention strategies – identifying the global letter of Navon letters and verbally describing a face – in…

Effects of the COVID-19 lockdowns on the care delivery to the children with autism spectrum disorder: a web-based cross-sectional study

Alireza Mirahmadizadeh, Alireza Heiran, Hamid Nemati, Shiva Aminnia, Fatemeh Azadian, Fatemeh Rezaei, Roya Sahebi, Ata Miyar, Mohammad Hossein Sharifi, Mojgan Tavasoli

Children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder need special attention for their mental and physical health and education. This study aims to investigate the effects of the…

The effect of the interaction between autistic traits and psychotic proneness on empathy: a cross-sectional study with a non-clinical sample

Elif Yildirim

Recent evidence indicates an improving effect of the co-occurrence of autistic traits and psychotic symptoms on social cognition, but there is no agreement on the effect of the…

Examining the transition to adulthood in autism spectrum disorder: examining the perspectives of autistic individuals, caregivers and service providers

David B. Nicholas, Theresa Jubenville-Wood, Rosslynn T. Zulla, Katelyn Lowe, Lonnie Zwaigenbaum

The purpose of this study is to examine how the search for transitional services has been characterized as a challenging experience for autistic youth and their families…

The effect of a visual arts and exercise program on communication and social skills of students with autism spectrum disorders

Alexandra Eleftheria Broupi, Dimitrios Kokaridas, Vasileios Tsimaras, Panagiotis Varsamis

Individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) present challenges in their social and communication skills such as difficulties in developing interpersonal relationships and…

Socialization, education and learning for the internet (SELFI): development and pilot of a social media skills program for autistic adults

Anthony Osuna, Daina Tagavi, Katie Sabini, Ty Vernon

The purpose of this paper is to describe the development and pilot of a novel program to support autistic adults with social media use. Social media use among autistic adults has…

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