Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs
Expected length of the paper is a minimum of 18 pages (abstract and references NOT included).

Paper Assignment Topic:

Research in the field of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) has increased almost exponentially in the past 30 years (Matson & LoVullo, 2009). The most frequently studied disorder in the spectrum is autism and our theoretical understanding and treatment approaches for this condition have changed considerably over this period.

Please review and discuss some of the cultural, historical, and developmental changes in autism theory and research in the last three decades.

This paper is a masters-level research paper and should include a minimum of 20 APA PEER REVIEWED citations, Scholarly sources only!! websites such as, psychology today, simply psychology, Webspace, YouTube videos, encyclopedias and others are NOT ACCEPTABLE.