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Life Course Health Development in Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Irene E. Drmic, Peter Szatmari, and Fred Volkmar

This is one of 26 chapters published in the Handbook of Life Course Health Development.     Abstract: Life course health development (LCHD) incorporates theories and empirical evidence from the biological, physical, and social sciences to formulate a framework that explains how health develops over the life course. The life course health development conceptual framework can be applied to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to help prioritize a research agenda and improve health development across the lifespan for individuals with ASD, their families, and communities. The following chapter highlights some issues and findings that are pertinent to an understanding of ASD using the lens of the life course health development principles. The …

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