Call for Papers - Deadline EXTENDED to July 9th

Promoting the Well-Being of Children on the Autism Spectrum


Child Care in Practice intends to publish a special issue on Promoting the Well-Being of Children on the Autism Spectrum. The special issue will be guest edited by: Dr. Emily Shaffer-Hudkins, Associate Professor, Bay Area Early Steps Program Director, University of South Florida, Dept of Pediatrics; Dr. Henry Wood-Downie, Educational Psychologist, West Sussex County Council & Visiting Fellow, University of Southampton; and Dr. Jason Hangauer, Pediatric Outpatient Psychologist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Florida.


Examples of manuscript topics to be included:


  • Parental perspectives

  • Educational factors

  • Autism and comorbid factors

  • Multidisciplinary support

  • Socialisation

  • Cross-country or cross-cultural comparisons of Autism

Manuscripts are welcomed from a range of disciplines and occupational fields including social work, youth work, education, child health, criminology, psychology, law, and sociology. We welcome submissions of original research, practice-based findings (e.g., case studies), and reviews, including systematic and practitioner reviews.



Authors considering the submission of a manuscript to the special issue should submit a title, author(s) details and affiliations, and a 250-word abstract summarising the focus and main points of the article by midnight BST on July 9th using this link -


All abstracts will be acknowledged and a final decision will be made by July 23rd. Advice on how to write an abstract for a manuscript is available here -  

Any queries, please contact: Christina, Asst. Editor:


The first draft of the manuscript must be submitted by October 1st and will be subject to the double-blind peer review process of the journal. Advice and resources on how to write a journal article for publication are available here -  Full instructions for authors available at -                                                                


Please note that while not every submitted manuscript will be included in this special edition of the journal, if the manuscript is of publishable quality, it will be published in a later edition of the journal.