AUTHORS: Szapuová, Ž., Belica, I., Keményová, P., Celušáková, H., Čelárová, D., Ostatníková, D.

ABSTRACT: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a life-long neurodevelopmental disorder that has a serious impact on various aspects of an individual‘s life. Deficits in social communication skills, that are characteristic for this disorder, have significant impacts on adaptability defined as fulfilling activities necessary for functioning in everyday life. The ASD affects the ability to perform everyday activities and has a negative impact on the social life of the individual in general, jeopardizes his or her educational abilities, the ability to live an independent life, to be employed, to care for one‘s own health. These threats can be reduced by specific interventions, whether in the area of education or employment. A specific approach is also needed in the area of health care for people with ASD, so our article also brings some recommendations for physicians that can be helpful in improving care for such patients.

Lekársky obzor. – Roč. 67, č. 7-8 (2018), s. 260-265. – ISSN (print) 0457-4214

Lekársky obzor – HERBA – Lekársky obzor 7-8/2018