Autism in the Gulf States: a regional overview

M. Walid Qoronfleh, Mohamed Musthafa Essa, Sana T. Alharahsheh, Yahya Al-Farsi, Samir al-Adawi

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In this review, we provide a Gulf region-centric view on autism with special focus on Qatar and Oman, including a review of seminal Qatari/Omani work from the literature. In addition, we offer a summary from the World Innovation Summit for Health and World Innovation Summit for Education autism reports as well as outline some of the main challenges, best practices and a path forward for the Gulf region from a healthcare perspective. Finally, we highlight the role of public outreach and awareness to lay the groundwork for enlightened policy for intervention and resource allocation to care for autistic individuals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)334-346
Number of pages13
JournalFrontiers in bioscience (Landmark edition)
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)


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