ASD Studies is a group of researchers at Queen's University interested in understanding how individuals with and without Autism Spectrum Disorders develop over time. Autism Spectrum Disorders are a group of developmental disorders that typically involve impairments in communication and language, difficulties with social interactions and a restricted range of interests. People with an ASD may demonstrate repetitive behaviours and may have unusual reactions to their everyday environment.
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by impairments in language and communication, difficulties with social interactions and a restricted range of interests.
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a blanket term used to encompass a group of developmental disorders that share characteristics of autism such as social difficulties, rigid interests and difficulties with communication. Because of the wide range of abilities and difficulties that people with ASD show, it is useful to characterize autism as a spectrum disorder. Autism, pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger Syndrome are distinct disorders that fall under the Autism Spectrum Disorder umbrella.
Cases of ASD have been documented worldwide, and studies have found similar prevalence rates between countries. Autism Spectrum Disorders occur in more males than females at a rate of 4 males for every 1 female.
Are you interested in volunteering with the ASD Studies lab? If so, keep an eye out for emails from the Psychology Undergraduate Assistant. When we're looking for new volunteers, you will receive an email to your Queen's account with instructions on how to apply for our research assistant positions. When applying, please remember to include your resumé and unofficial transcript.
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