Research on autism has flourished in recent years. As a result, specialism has developed and lines of research have become specialized and isolated. This collection of research on autism spectrum disorders investigates and cross-references a wide range of neurocognitive, clinical, and interventionist perspectives on autistic spectrum disorders research - from functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging studies to naturalistic intervention. * Accessible to students, parents and practitioners, Autism provides an overview of high profile research * Features contributions from teams at the forefront of research output in the UK, Europe and the United States * Introductory and concluding chapters highlighting major research themes while exploring broader issues on the integration of autism research,
Evelyn McGregor is a Lecturer in Developmental Psychology at the University of St Andrews. She is a founder of the Scottish Autism Research Group. Her research interests in autism include cognitive intervention, narrative ability and attitudes to inclusion. Maria Nunez is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University. Her current research in relation to autism includes the cognitive basis of reasoning in interpersonal exchange. Katie Cebula currently holds a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship in the School of Education at the University of Edinburgh. Her research is in exploring the impact of interventions for children with autism on the wider family. Juan Carlos Gomez is a Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of St. Andrews. His current research in relation to autism includes development of prelinguistic communication and early theories of mind in human infants, primates and children with autism.