Autism spectrum disorder, extremism and the role of developmental-behavioral pediatric clinicians

Soares, N, Allely, CS ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7640-9505, Straub, F and Penner, M 2022, 'Autism spectrum disorder, extremism and the role of developmental-behavioral pediatric clinicians' , Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics . (In Press)

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Abstract

Extremism is a global phenomenon, with an increasing domestic and international presence. Extremists recruit persons to their causes through online forums that spread hate-filled narratives and promote violence. Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may be vulnerable to recruitment through these online forums, and clinicians who work with autistic adolescents, young adults, and their families should familiarize themselves with the risk, and identify strategies, based on a multidisciplinary approach, in the early identification, holistic prevention, and care-based intervention strategies of at-risk adolescents. This special article, representing an international collaboration between developmental-behavioral pediatrics, law enforcement, and psychology, hopes to shed light on the issue for clinicians.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Schools > School of Health Sciences
Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
ISSN: 0196-206X
Depositing User: CS Allely
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2022 12:26
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2022 12:26
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/64046

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