Annual Reviews: Autism Awareness

"Autism is a lifelong neurological condition that manifests during early childhood, irrespective of gender, race or socio-economic status. The term Autism Spectrum refers to a range of characteristics. Appropriate support, accommodation and acceptance of this neurological variation allow those on the Spectrum to enjoy equal opportunity, and full and effective participation in society." - United Nations

Today, autism affects more than one in 100 people. Research has continued to broaden the spectrum of identified syndrome expression in the 75 years since Dr. Leo Kanner first defined "early infantile autism". With greater understanding, those living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can experience less stigma and greater acceptance by society.

The Annual Review of Public Health is Open Access and free to read anytime, thanks to support provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to increase openness and transparency in research. 

Annual Reviews has curated a special article collection by invited experts who review advances in research on ASD etiology, epidemiology, diagnostics, and therapy tools. All articles in this collection are FREE to read through May 31, 2018. 

Autism: Diagnosis and Risk

GABAA Receptor Subtypes: Therapeutic Potential in Down Syndrom, Affective Disorders, Schizophrenia, and Autism
Uwe Rudolph and Hanns Möhler
Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Autism in Infancy and Early Childhood
Fred Volkmar, Kasia Chawarska, and Ami Klin 
Annual Review of Psychology

The Changing Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Kristen Lyall, Lisa Croen, Julie Daniels, M. Daniele Fallin, Christine Ladd-Acosta, Brian K. Lee, Bo Y. Park, Nathaniel W. Snyder, Diana Schendel, Heather Volk, Gayle C. Windham, and Craig Newschaffer
Annual Review of Public Health

The Emerging Picture of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Genetics and Pathology
Jason A. Chen, Olga Peñagarikano, T. Grant Belgard, Vivek Swarup, and 
Daniel H. Geschwind
Annual Review of Pathology: Mechanisms of Disease

From Kanner to DSM-5: Autism as an Evolving Diagnostic Concept
Fred R. Volkmar and James C. McPartland
Annual Review of Clinical Psychology

The Yin and Yang of Autism Genetics: How Rare De Novo and Common Variations Affect Liability
Pauline Chaste, Kathryn Roeder, and Bernie Devlin
Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics

The Genetic Landscapes of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Guillaume Huguet, Elodie Ey, and Thomas Bourgeron
Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics

The Impact of Living with Autism

AUTISM: A Window Onto the Development of the Social and the Analytic Brain
Simon Baron-Cohen and Matthew K. Belmonte
Annual Review of Neuroscience

Language and Speech in Autism
Morton Ann Gernsbacher, Emily M. Morson, and Elizabeth J. Grace
Annual Review of Linguistics

Sense and the Senses: Anthropology and the Study of Autism
Olga Solomon
Annual Review of Anthropology

Therapeutic Models for ASD

Robots for Use in Autism Research
Brian Scassellati, Hnny Admoni, and Maja Matarić
Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering

Behavioral Treatments in Autism Spectrum Disorder: What Do We Know?
Laurie A. Vismara and Sally J. Rogers
Annual Review of Clinical Psychology

From De Novo Mutations to Personalized Therapeutic Interventions in Autism
William M. Brandler and Jonathan Sebat
Annual Review of Medicine


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