Lăcrămioara Petre is an anthropologist who is working for over 20 years as a researcher at “Francisc I. Rainer” Institute of Anthropology of Romanian Academy. She has a PhD degree in Medical Sciences since 2008, and her work field is feeding behavior. She published many scientific articles about nutrition and feeding behavior, and also about children with different disabilities (visual, hearing impairments, autism). Having experience with children with ADS, she provides consulting for parents about their feeding difficulties (especially, food selectivity and oversensitivity).

Abstract of the conference presentation

The Causes of Autism

The causes of autism are not fully known, but what is already known and scientifically proven can help us better understand the behaviors and difficulties of people affected by this developmental disorder. Also, a deeper perspective on how a child with autism is affected neurologically, emotionally and mentally, can help us find more effective solutions for treating him.

Therefore, we aim to review the causes of autism and the specific traits associated to them, with practical applications in autistic child therapy.