Culture & Disability

Autism Spectrum Disorder in India and the US

Related Research, Video, & Publications

Adults with Autism in India: A Mixed-Method Approach to Make Meaning of Daily Routines
Tamara Daley, Thomas Weisner, and Nidhi Singhal
Published online: July 1, 2014

Ethical Considerations in Conducting Research on Autism Spectrum Disorders in Low and Middle Income Countries
Tamara Daley, Nidhi Singhal, and Vibha Krishnamurthy
Published online: January 3, 2013

Video: Mirroring the Neurotypical and Autistic Brain
Mirella Dapretto
October 5, 2012

The Self in Autism
(click here for Hindi version)
Rachel Brezis
August/December 2012


February 2015

Learn more about our Pre-Conference Workshop on Research Methods in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, which was featured at the South Asia International Autism Conference 2015.

June 2014

Read our new paper in Social Science & Medicine: “Adults with Autism in India: A Mixed-Method Approach to Make Meaning of Daily Routines”

May 2013

Read The Relevance of ‘RealWorld Evaluation’ to Autism Research, presented at the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) annual meeting (IMFAR) on 2–4 May 2013 in Spain.

Read an abstract of our invited paper on Effectiveness of an Acceptance and Empowerment Based Parent Training Model: Evidence from a Community-Based Intervention in India, presented during an educational symposium at the same meeting.

April 2013

Click here to read an abstract of a paper presented at the 2013 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Psychological Anthropology in San Diego on Sunday, April 7 (“Parenting a Child with Autism in India: Observations from a Parent-Child Training Program”).

Read an abstract of a poster, Indian Parent-Child Training Program Empowers Parents of Children with ASD, presented on Thursday, April 18, at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) biennial meeting in Washington, DC  (April 18–20, 2013).

At the same meeting, Culture & Disability PI Thomas Weisner chaired an invited symposium on Cross-Cultural and Interdisciplinary Research: Studying Diverse Child Developmental Pathways Around the World (SRCD, Thursday, April 18, 4:10 – 5:40pm) with presentations by Robert LeVine (Harvard), Barbara Rogoff (UC Santa Cruz), Carolyn Edwards ( University of Nebraska), and Carol Worthman (Emory).

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UCLA Coding team: Amor Patel, Ayesha Khan, Rachel Brezis, and Nitasha Kaur (l) and Namrata Kakade (r).