Autism 360 uses a hybrid and transdisciplinary methodology to identify mechanisms on how autism is prevented, diagnosed, treated and managed within personal and social constructs around the world. Adopting a lifespan approach, the book discusses lifestyle challenges and emphasizes issues relating to neurodiversity, individuality, best practices, and support of both people on the spectrum and their families. This book will help change population and individual attitudes and behaviors regarding autism. Its ultimate goal is to empower readers to become both agents of change and an integral part of the solution.
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Section I Prevention 1. A perinatal strategy to prevent autism Undurti N. Das
2. The early development of autism spectrum disorder and its care Colwyn Trevarthen and Jonathan Delafield-Butt
3. Autistic ontologies and the open genome Majia H. Nadesan
4. Underestimated environmental factors contributing to autism spectrum disorders Jean-Baptiste Fini, Michelle Leemans, and Barbara A. Demeneix
5. Dietary interventions to prevent autism spectrum disorder Tatyana El-Kour, Melissa Olive, Natalia Neophytou, and Sandra Pretorius
Section II Assessment and Diagnosis
6. Deriving resting-state fMRI biomarkers for classification of autism spectrum disorder Antonis D. Savva, Aikaterini S. Karampasi, and George K. Matsopoulos
7. Current assessment and diagnostic practices in the United States: what they are missing Nina Newman and Ira Glovinsky
8. A multidisciplinary and parent-useful approach to assessment and diagnosis: creating a road map for professionals, parents, and better outcomes for children Ira Glovinsky and Nina Newman
10. Introducing best practices in treatment modalities using a lifecycle approach Gil Tippy
11. Treatment in autism spectrum disorder: areas of unmet need in the United States Stephanny Freeman and Tanya Paparella
12. Full circle autism care includes family relationships and dynamics Ruby Moye Salazar
13. DIR Model Serena Wieder
14. Sensory processing and meaning making in autism spectrum disorder Isabelle Mueller and Ed Tronick
15. Early intervention for children with autistic spectrum disorders through a system of mobile services in the local community Ivanka Pejic
16. A comparative study of infants and toddlers treated with The Mifne Approach intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder Hanna A. Alonim, Ido Lieberman, Danny Tayar, Giora Scheingesicht, and Hillel D. Braude
17. Targeting gut microbiota as a possible therapeutic intervention in autism Afaf El-Ansary and Ramesa Shafi Bhat
18. Nutrition and dietary considerations during treatment of autism spectrum disorder Tatyana El-Kour, Melissa Olive, Natalia Neophytou, and Sandra Pretorius
19. Exercise-based interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder Natalia Neophytou
20. Adjusting the lens on the spectrum through a developmental, individual-difference, relationshipbased model: a developmental, parent-mediated, play-based intervention Gilbert M. Foley
Section IV Training and Education 21. A comprehensive approach to inclusion: theoretical and clinical implications using the developmental, individual difference, relationship-based DIR Model Alisa Vig
22. New approaches to the development of personalized rehabilitation programs for the children with disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders O.G. Safonicheva and M.A. Ovchinnikova
23. Architecture for autism: built environment performance in accordance to the autism ASPECTSS design index Magda Mostafa
Undurti N. Das is an M.D. in Internal Medicine from Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India; a Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, India, and Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar prize awardee. Apart from clinical work, he is researching the role of polyunsaturated fatty acids, cytokines, nitric oxide, free radicals, and anti-oxidants in cancer, inflammation, metabolic syndrome, schizophrenia, sepsis, rheumatological conditions and autisms. His current interests include the epidemiological and molecular aspects of autism, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and metabolic syndrome. Dr. Das was formerly scientist at Efamol Research Institute, Kentville, Canada; Professor of Medicine at Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India and Research Professor of Surgery and Nutrition at SUNY (State University of New York) Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, USA. At present, he is the Chairman and Research Director of UND Life Sciences LLC, USA, and serves as a consultant to both Indian and USA based biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Undurti Das is the Editor-in-Chief of the international journal: Lipids in Health and Disease; and serves on the editorial board of another 10 international journals. Dr Das has more than 500 international publications and has been awarded 5 USA patents.
Neophytos Papaneophytou Mental Health Clinician, Private Practice.
Dr. Neophytos (Neo) Papaneophytou earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, and holds licenses in various US States. He has completed training in multiple areas of specialization, including "sexual abuse and neglect, "personality disorders and "trauma. Dr. Neo has extensive experience with both "victims and "abusers, as well as with conditions/diagnoses pertinent to anxiety, mood disorders, depression, schizophrenia (severe and persistent mental illness), bereavement, divorce, adjustment issues, LGBTQU issues, ADHD, PTSD, school/behavioral issues and parenting among other. When working with clients (children, adults, and couples) Dr. Papaneophytou utilizes a client-centered approach in order to facilitate optimal therapeutic results and allow the client(s) to enjoy an improved quality of life. Behavior modification, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, transference-focused psychotherapy, dynamic psychotherapy and trauma-focused CBT are some of the techniques/therapies utilized in his practice. In addition to his clinical practice and research, Dr. Papaneophytou's career includes previous teaching of multiple psychology courses for over 20 years at institutions such as the City University of New York, The State University of New York, and many other local and international universities, both at the undergraduate and graduate level. Dr. Papaneophytou is the founder and President of two (2) non-profit organizations, aiming at expanding awareness and offering actionable help to people on the Autism Spectrum and their families. He organizes the Annual Cyprus International Conference on Autism Treatment and Research, as well as the establishment of the model Center for Excellence: The Cyprus International Center for Autism Education Treatment and Research.
Tatyana El-Kour Health and Nutrition Coordinator, Action Against Hunger.
Tatyana El-Kour is seeking her Ph.D in Psychology with a concentration in the social impact of mobile media and immersive tech. She has a background as a nutrition professional, a public health office, and as a clinician. Her specialties include nutrition in complex emergencies, disaster and huanitarian relief, medial nutrition therapy, and behavior management.