Autism 360° - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128184660

Autism 360°

1st Edition

Editors: Undurti Das Neophytos Papaneophytou Tatyana El-Kour
Paperback ISBN: 9780128184660
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 27th 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

Neophytos L. Papaneophytou
Neophytos L. Papaneophytou, Tatyana Y. El-Kour and Undurti N. Das
1. A Perinatal Strategy to Prevent Autism
Undurti N. Das
2. The Early Development of ASD, and Its Care
Jonathan Delafield-Butt and Colwyn Trevarthen
3. Autistic Ontologies and the Open Genome
Majia Nadesan
4. Under-estimation of environmental causes as factors underlying autism spectrum disorders
Jean-Baptiste Fini, Michelle Leemans and Barbara Demeneix
5. Dietary interventions to prevent autism spectrum disorder
Tatyana Y. El-Kour, Natalia Neophytou and Sandra Pretorius
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 U.S: What They’re Missing
Nina Newman and Ira Glovinsky
8. A Multi-disciplinary and Parent-Useful Approach to Assessment and Diagnosis: Creating a Road Map for Parents, Professionals, and Better Outcomes for Children
Nina Newman and Ira Glovinsky
9. Autism Spectrum Disorders and Psychosis
Marinos Kyriakopoulos
Treatment and Interventions
10. Introducing best practices in treatment modalities using a lifecycle approach
Gil Tippy
11. Treatment in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Areas of Unmet Need in the United States
Stephanny Freeman and Tanya Paparella
12. Full circle Autism care includes family relationships and dynamics
Ruby Salazar
13. Infant Mental Health and Development: Two Worlds or One? Autism Needs an Integrated Approach
Serena Wieder
14. Sensory Processing and Meaning Making in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Isabelle Mueller and Ed Tronick
15. Early Intervention System for Children with Autism and Their Families
Ivanka Pejic
16. A Comparative Study of Infants and Toddlers Treated with an Intensive Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Hanna Alonim, Ido Lieberman, Danny Tayar, Giora Scheingesicht, and Hillel 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 Y. El-Kour, Natalia Neophytou and Sandra Pretorius
19. Exercise Based interventions for individuals with ASD
Natalia Neophytou
20. Adjusting the Lens on the Spectrum through DIR®: A Developmental, Parent-Mediated, Play-Based Intervention
Gilbert M. Foley
Training and Education
21. A Comprehensive Approach to Inclusion: Theoretical and Clinical Implications Using the DIR Model
Alisa Vig
22. New Approach to the Development of Personalized Rehabilitation Programs for the Children with Disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Olga Safonicheva
Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Lived Experience with Environment and Support
23. An Architecture for Autism- The Autism ASPECTSS Design Index as a framework for conducive environments
Magda Mustafa


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About the Editor

Undurti Das

o Name: Undurti N. Das, MD, FAMS, FRSC o Affiliation: President and Founder of UND Life Sciences, Editor-in Chief Lipids in Health and Disease journal by BioMed Central, UK. o Contact Information: o Undurti N Das, MD, FAMS, FRSC o UND Life Sciences o 2221 NW 5th St, Battle Ground, WA 98604, USA o E-mail: or o Ph: 216-231-5548 or 508-904-5376

Affiliations and Expertise

President and Founder of UND Life Sciences, Editor-in-Chief, Lipids in Health and Disease, UK

Neophytos Papaneophytou

Dr. Neo earned a Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology and is a postgraduate fellow of the Parent-Infant Mental Health program (UMASS/Boston.) He holds multiple licenses in mental health from numerous states (CT, GA, MA, NY & PA). He is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC), a licensed professional counselor (LPC), a national certified counselor (NCC), and a distance credentialed counselor (DCC) . Dr. Neo works with clients of all ages from a developmental perspective; this is of particular importance when working with children and young adults.

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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