By Katie Wright A long-time criticism of IACC is the inadequate representation of people with severe autism. Instead of listening to these voices, Dr. Gordon has created a committee that is almost entirely composed of High Function Autistic (HFA) individuals. Ironically, there is a LOT of talk at IACC about “equity in representation,” “intersectionality” and […]
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Tony Charman Chair of clinical child psychologyKing’s College London Catherine Lord Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles last month, Spectrum hosted a webinar with autism researchers Tony Charman other Catherine Lordwho co-chaired the lancet Commission’s set of recommendations for the autism field. Conversations around the commission continue; yesterday, the European Council […]
Putting labels on people can often go wrong, leading to inaccuracies, generalizations, hurt feelings, and discrimination. But sometimes labels, especially when used carefully and wisely, can also be helpful descriptive terms that make all the difference in our understanding of a person’s needs. We hope the Autism Science Foundation’s newly recognized term “profound autism” fits […]
Tony Charman Department of Clinical Child Psychology, King’s College London Catherine Lord Excellent professor of psychiatry and education, University of California, Los Angeles Sign up for the next Spectrum webinar featuring the Lancet Commission Co-Chairs: Catherine Lord, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Education at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Tony Charman, Chair of […]
The term “profound autism” should be used to describe autistic people in need of 24/7 lifelong care, announced today a team of autism researchers, clinicians, autistic adults and parents of autistic people. The guidelines are part of a series of proposals for the field to improve medical care and clinical research into the condition of […]