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BACKGROUND: Autism presents with similar prevalence and core impairments in diverse populations. We conducted a scoping review of reviews to determine key barriers and innovative strategies which can contribute to attaining universal health coverage (UHC), from early detection to effective interventions for autism in low- and middle-income countries (LAMIC). METHODS: A systematic literature search of review articles was conducted. Reviews relevant to the study research question were included if they incorporated papers from LAMIC and focused on children (

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Journal article


J Child Psychol Psychiatry

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514 - 535


Autism, detection gap, low- and middle-income countries, low-resource settings, scoping review, treatment gap