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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Adults with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: What Does Self-Report with the OCI-R Tell Us?
Atypical Face Perception in Autism: A Point of View?
16p11.2 Deletion Syndrome Mice Display Sensory and Ultrasonic Vocalization Deficits During Social Interactions
Replication of Standardized ADOS Domain Scores in the Simons Simplex Collection
Meta-Analysis of Gene Expression in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Measuring social attention and motivation in autism spectrum disorder using eye-tracking: Stimulus type matters
Pitt–Hopkins Mouse Model has Altered Particular Gastrointestinal Transits In Vivo
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Autism screening and diagnosis in low resource settings: Challenges and opportunities to enhance research and services worldwide
Maureen S. Durkin, Mayada Elsabbagh, Josephine Barbaro, Melissa Gladstone, Francesca Happe, Rosa A. Hoekstra, Li-Ching Lee, Alexia Rattazzi, Jennifer Stapel-Wax, Wendy L. Stone, Helen Tager-Flusberg, Audrey Thurm, Mark Tomlinson and Andy Shih
Most research into the epidemiology, etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of autism is based on studies in high income countries. Moreover, within high income countries, individuals of high socioeconomic status are disproportionately represented among participants in autism research. Corresponding disparities in access to autism screening, diagnosis, and treatment exist globally. One of the barriers perpetuating this imbalance is the high cost of proprietary tools for diagnosing autism and for delivering evidence-based therapies. Another barrier is the high cost of training of professionals and para-professionals to use the tools. Open-source and open access models provide a way to facilitate global collaboration and training. Using these models and technologies, the autism scientific community and clinicians worldwide should be able to work more effectively and efficiently than they have to date to address the global imbalance in autism knowledge and at the same time advance our understanding of autism and our ability to deliver cost-effective services to everyone in need.