Autism Spectrum Disorder: Awareness among Young Adults

Ronald Chow (Editor)
Infinitas Research Group, London, Ontario, Canada

Jaclyn Viehweger (Editor)
Infinitas Research Group, London, Ontario, Canada

Joav Merrick, M.D., MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Disability Studies
BISAC: FAM048000

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People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) display deficits/unusual behavior in one of the three domains: Reciprocal social interaction, communication and restricted/repetitive interests/behaviours. The cause of ASD is still unknown, with etiological theories continuing to change as research progresses. It was once proposed that child-rearing was a major determinant, but more recent studies have suggested that the cause is multi-factorial, with genetics playing a substantial part in etiology.

Since awareness seems to be a precursor of increased prevalence, it would be interesting to note the awareness amongst young adults, who are the future parents of society. The awareness of these individuals may allow for the extrapolation of predicting whether the future prevalence of ASD will increase or decrease. In this book, the authors describe the awareness of young adults from Canada, United States, United Kingdom and Asia with respect to ASD. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Introduction

Chapter 1. Are young adults aware of autism spectrum disorder?
Ronald Chow, Jaclyn Viehweger and Joav Merrick

Section One: Canada

Chapter 2. Assessing Awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder: About the Survey Instrument
Ronald Chow and Jaclyn Viehweger

Chapter 3. Awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder among Young Adults in London, Canada
Ronald Chow, Jaclyn Viehweger, Tharani Anpalagan, Hunster Yang and Rishav Banerjee

Chapter 4. Awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder among Young Adults in Toronto, Canada
Ronald Chow, Jaclyn Viehweger, Drew Hollenberg, Cynthia Ho, Wesley Ng and Matthew Wong

Chapter 5. Awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder among Young Adults in Montreal, Canada
Jaclyn Viehweger, Ronald Chow and Michael Borean

Chapter 6. Awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder among Young Adults in Calgary, Canada
Ronald Chow and Jaclyn Viehweger

Chapter 7. Awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder among Young Adults in Waterloo, Canada
Jaclyn Viehweger, Ronald Chow, and Jerry Liu

Chapter 8. Awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder among Young Adults in Hamilton, Canada
Drew Hollenberg, Jaclyn Viehweger, and Ronald Chow

Section Two: United States, United Kingdom and Asia

Chapter 9. Awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder among Young Adults in New York State, USA
Jaclyn Viehweger, Ronald Chow, and Neal Ganguli

Chapter 10. Awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder among Young Adults in California, USA
Ronald Chow, Jaclyn Viehweger and Adam Murai

Chapter 11. Awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder among Young Adults in United Kingdom
Jaclyn Viehweger, Ronald Chow, and Samuel Goh

Chapter 12. Awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder among Young Adults in Asia
Jaclyn Viehweger and Ronald Chow

Section Three: Overall Awareness

Chapter 13. How Aware Are Young Adults of Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Meta-Analysis
Ronald Chow and Jaclyn Viehweger

Section Four: Acknowledgements

Chapter 14. About the Editors

Chapter 15. About Infinitas Research Group, London, Ontario, Canada

Chapter 16. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Israel

Chapter 17. About the Book Series: “Disability Studies”

Section Five: Index

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