List of articles published

  • Fuentes J, Basurko A, Isasa I, Galende I, Muguerza MD, García-Primo P, García J, Fernández-Álvarez CJ, Canal-Bedia R, Posada de la Paz M. The ASDEU autism prevalence study in northern Spain. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2020 May 9. doi: 10.1007/s00787-020-01539-y. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32388625.
  • Boilson AM, Staines A, Ramirez A, Posada M, Sweeney MR. Operationalisation of the European Protocol for Autism Prevalence (EPAP) for Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence Measurement in Ireland. J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 Sep;46(9):3054-67. doi: 10.1007/s10803-016-2837-y. PubMed PMID: 27364514.
  • Canu D, Van der Paelt S, Canal-Bedia R, Posada M, Vanvuchelen M, Roeyers H. Early non-social behavioural indicators of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in siblings at elevated likelihood for ASD: a systematic review. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2020 Feb 22. doi: 10.1007/s00787-020-01487-7. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 32088859.
  • Delobel-Ayoub M, Saemundsen E, Gissler M, Ego A, Moilanen I, Ebeling H, Rafnsson V, Klapouszczak D, Thorsteinsson E, Arnaldsdóttir KM, Roge B, Arnaud C, Schendel D. Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder in 7-9-Year-Old Children in Denmark, Finland, France and Iceland: A Population-Based Registries Approach Within the ASDEU Project. J Autism Dev Disord. 2020 Mar;50(3):949-959. doi: 10.1007/s10803-019-04328-y. PubMed PMID: 31813107.
  • Bejarano-Martín Á, Canal-Bedia R, Magán-Maganto M, Fernández-Álvarez C, Martín-Cilleros MV, Sánchez-Gómez MC, García-Primo P, Rose-Sweeney M, Boilson A, Linertová R, Roeyers H, Van der Paelt S, Schendel D, Warberg C, Cramer S, Narzisi A, Muratori F, Scattoni ML, Moilanen I, Yliherva A, Saemundsen E, Loa Jónsdóttir S, Efrim-Budisteanu M, Arghir A, Papuc SM, Vicente A, Rasga C, Rogé B, Guillon Q, Baduel S, Kafka JX, Poustka L, Kothgassner OD, Kawa R, Pisula E, Sellers T, Posada de la Paz M. Correction to: Early Detection, Diagnosis and Intervention Services for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the European Union (ASDEU): Family and Professional Perspectives. J Autism Dev Disord. 2019 Nov 28. doi: 10.1007/s10803-019-04303-7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31782082.
  • Narzisi A, Posada M, Barbieri F, Chericoni N, Ciuffolini D, Pinzino M, Romano R, Scattoni ML, Tancredi R, Calderoni S, Muratori F. Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder in a large Italian catchment area: a school-based population study within the ASDEU project. Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci. 2018 Sep 6;29:e5. doi: 10.1017/S2045796018000483. PubMed PMID: 30187843.
  • Álvaro Bejarano-Martína, Ricardo Canal-Bedia, María Magán-Maganto, Clara Fernández-Álvarez, Sigrídur Lóa-Jónsdóttir, Evald Saemundsen, Astrid Vicente, Catia Café, Célia Rasga, Patricia García-Primo, Manuel Posada. Efficacy of focused social and communication intervention practices for young children with autism spectrum disorder: A meta-analysis. Early Childhood Research Quarterly 51 (2020) 430–445. doi: 10.1016/j.ecresq.2020.01.004
  • Magán-Maganto M, Canal-Bedia R, Hernández-Fabián A, Bejarano-Martín Á, Fernández-Álvarez CJ, Martínez-Velarte M, Martín-Cilleros MV, Flores-Robaina N, Roeyers H, Posada de la Paz M. Spanish Cultural Validation of the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised. J Autism Dev Disord. 2018 Oct 17. doi: 10.1007/s10803-018-3777-5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30328577.
  • Magán-Maganto M, Bejarano-Martín Á, Fernández-Alvarez C, Narzisi A, García-Primo P, Kawa R, Posada M, Canal-Bedia R. Early Detection and Intervention of ASD: A European Overview. Brain Sci. 2017 Dec 1;7(12). pii: E159. doi: 10.3390/brainsci7120159. PubMed PMID: 29194420; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5742762.
  • Iskrov G, Decheva G, Popova E, Stefanov R, Posada de la Paz M. Prevalence study on autism spectrum disorders in Bulgaria. Redki bolesti i lekarstva siratsi 2018; 9(2):8-12. [In Bulgarian]. doi: 10.36865/2018.v9i2.6
  • Iskrov G, Eneva E, Vasilev G, Stefanov R, Canal Bedia R, Posada De La Paz M. Early detection, assessment and interventions in autism spectrum disorders in Bulgaria – results of focus group discussions with stakeholders. General Medicine 2018; 20(3):31-36. [In Bulgarian].

Click on the links below to read a summary of what has been learned under each work package.

Final findings:

Programme conclusion and legacy

We are very proud that this unique programme is set to help frame autism practice and policy across Europe. As well as identifying specific recommendations, we have identified the most promising directions for future research and important gaps between practice frameworks and their delivery.

The programme’s most important legacy will be its contribution to the development of future autism research, policy and practice. Through discussions with member states, we are using the ASDEU findings to work towards the inclusión of autism on the agenda of the Steering Group on Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases. To support this, we have placed programme reports and findings on the Steering Group’s Europa good practice portal. This also means that ASDEU information can be accessed by academics, practitioners, policy and decision makers across Europe.

This website will also be part of the ASDEU programme’s legacy, and will remain available until the end of 2019, so anyone can access information about the programme and its findings.

As well as the report summary, you can read summarised findings from the different studies within the programme, HERE. These set out the results of the programme’s investigations into:

  • the prevalence of autism in 12 countries in the European Union
  • the economic and social costs of autism
  • improved early detection programmes and professional training
  • biomarkers for autism
  • improving understanding of diagnosis, comorbidity, and effective care
  • supporting autistic adults and senior citizens

ASDEU programme summary report

In September 2018, we agreed the final full report, including all findings and recommendations, with the European Commission.

You can read a summary report HERE.

ASDEU Conference

ASDEU Conference

Near to 100 delegates from 26 European countries at the final conference in Madrid in January, where representatives from 22 groups and 14 countries presented and discussed the findings from this unique three-year programme.