A cross-cultural comparison of autistic traits in the UK, India and Malaysia.

@article{Freeth2013ACC,
  title={A cross-cultural comparison of autistic traits in the UK, India and Malaysia.},
  author={Megan Freeth and Elizabeth Sheppard and Rajani Ramachandran and Elizabeth Milne},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2013},
  volume={43 11},
  pages={2569-83}
}
The disorder of autism is widely recognised throughout the world. However, the diagnostic criteria and theories of autism are based on research predominantly conducted in Western cultures. Here we compare the expression of autistic traits in a sample of neurotypical individuals from one Western culture (UK) and two Eastern cultures (India and Malaysia), using the Autism-spectrum Quotient (AQ) in order to identify possible cultural differences in the expression of autistic traits. Behaviours… CONTINUE READING
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