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Autism 360° - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128184660, 9780128184677

Autism 360°

1st Edition

Editors: Undurti Das Neophytos Papaneophytou Tatyana El-Kour
Paperback ISBN: 9780128184660
eBook ISBN: 9780128184677
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 30th September 2019
Page Count: 554
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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.

Key Features

  • Covers topics from the prevention and treatment of autism and how to live with it
  • Adopts an integrated methods approach
  • Features field experiences
  • Provides valuable syntheses of scattered material
  • Compares cross-cultural learnings
  • Discusses the education and employment of those with autism


Nurses, family members of autistic children, physicians, pediatricians, researchers, health care workers, teachers of special schools

Table of Contents

Section I

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


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About the Editors

Undurti Das

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Internal Medicine from Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India; Chairman and Research Director, UND Life Sciences LLC, USA

Neophytos Papaneophytou

Dr. Neophytos (Neo) L. 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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mental Health Clinician, Private Practice

Tatyana El-Kour

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Health and Nutrition Coordinator, Action Against Hunger

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