Special Issue "Atypical Autism: Causes, Diagnosis, and Support"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2023 | Viewed by 1508
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder, characterized by persistent impairment in behavior, communication, and social interaction. Genetic, biological, psychological, or environmental factors, or a combination of these, may play a role in the onset of the disorder. ASD is an umbrella term for a range of neurological and developmental disorders, including atypical autism, autism, and Asperger’s syndrome, with varying symptom severity. ASD symptoms are characterized by behavioral impairments, restricted or repetitive behaviors, obsessive interests, atypical social interactions, and communication challenges, such as non-verbal communication and difficulties in recognizing facial and emotional expressions. The World Health Organization estimates that about 1 in 100 children has autism. Although early recognition may ease some of the symptoms in autistic individuals, more studies need to be conducted to further understand ASD and to discover better treatment strategies.
The aim of this Special Issue is to shed light on the new advances in the field of ASD research. We invite original research articles and reviews from a range of ASD studies, including behavioral, genetics, molecular, environmental, and pharmacological, in both human and animal models.
Dr. Rekha Jagadapillai
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- autism spectrum disorder
- neurodevelopmental disorder
- atypical autism
- cognition and behavior