Over the past three decades, there has been a sea change in awareness of autism and related conditions. This awareness has been unfolding in a way that has broadened our recognition of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and less impairing broader characteristics associated with autism across the life span. This Special Issue aims to highlight some of the work happening around the world in autism research and expand the emphasis on global scientific inquiry of autism. A focus on the global autism community requires that we address the geographic, socioeconomic, and cultural variations in autism. In this Special Issue, we focus on some key global research efforts in early ASD identification and interventions. This issue includes a series of articles organized broadly around identification, instrument adaptation and use, and intervention development in diverse communities around the globe.
Expanding the global reach of research in autism
Catherine E Rice, Li-Ching Lee
First Published June 13, 2017
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