The latest research for #AutismAwareness

There are many types of autism; people with autism spectrum disorder can have challenges with social skills, speech and nonverbal communication, caused by a combination of factors, both genetic and environmental.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)estimates that one in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) in the US has been diagnosed with autism. Understanding the causes and characteristics of people's conditions across the spectrum helps them face these challenges, from childhood through to adulthood.

Autism may not be immediately evident; people with autism can have a range of learning, thinking and problem-solving abilities, from being gifted to having serious problems.

On World Autism Awareness Day, April 2 – and throughout National Autism Awareness Month in April –organizations such as the Autism Society are working to draw attention to the condition and promote acceptance in a society that often has a poor understanding of what it means to be autistic.

To support this initiative, we have collated the most recent and popular research and review articles on autism from across Elsevier's portfolio of psychology journals, exploring clinical, experimental and developmental aspects of autism.

Article collection for Autism Awareness Month