Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Quality of Life

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)  is a neurodevelopmental disorder, characterized by difficulties with interaction and social communication and often restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviours, interests, or activities.

Furthermore, almost 50% of individuals with a ASD diagnosis presents to some extent an intellectual disability, and psychiatric symptoms and neurological problems are often reported in ASD children. However, children with a ASD also differ in the degree of severity of such problems.

Our research aims at investigating what variables contribute to a better quality of children in these children and in their parents, including the investigation of the role of parent trainings in predicting children’s and parents’ wellbeing and adjustment. In doing this, we adopt both behavioural and neuroimaging approaches.

Published on: 22 April 2021