The Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Syrian Crisis: Challenges and Recommendations
Union of Syrian Medical Relief Organization and Syrian Expatriate Organization Ann Arbor, MI, USA
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Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disorders, characterized by impairments or delay in functions related to central nervous system maturation, in addition to impairments in social reciprocity, restricted communication, and behavioral Symptoms (WHO, 2013). ASDs is an umbrella that covers Autism, childhood disintegrative disorders, and Asperger syndrome; usually apparent before the age of 3. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated the ASDs prevalence is 62/10000, that is one child in 160 has an autism spectrum disorder (WHO, 2013).