Thursday, 22 January 2009

What is Autism?

ABC Radio National
6 December 2008
What is autism?

Of all the mental states being reassessed in 2008 autism and
Asperger's must come near the top. Wendy Barnaby visits the Royal
Society in London to hear from international experts - and she also
meets a brilliant young pianist with Asperger's who explains how he
performs so well but needs help for everyday living.

Derek Paravacini

Adam Ockelford
Professor of music Roehampton University London

Uta Frith
Emeritus Professor Cognitive Development University College London

Patricia Howlin
Professor of Clinical Child Psychology Institute of Psychiatry Kings
College London

Francesca Happ?
Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience Institute of Psychiatry Kings College London

Temple Grandin
Professor of Animal Science Colorado State University

Allan Snyder
Director for the Centre of the Mind University of Sydney

Simon Baron-Cohen
Director Autism Research Centre Cambridge University

Douwe Draaisma
Professor of the History of Psychology University of Groningen The Netherlands

Ian Hacking
Retired Professor from the College de France Paris
Further Information

Films of the transporters used by Simon Baron-Cohen to help young
children empathise

Autism - a personal story - audio dur 7.58

Autobiographies by people with autism: Nobody Nowhere, Somebody
Somewhere, Like Colour to the Blind and Everyday Heaven, all by Donna
Williams and published by Jessica Kingsley Born on a Blue Day by
Daniel Tammet published by Free Press The Mind Tree and How can I talk
if my lips don't move? by Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay both published by
Arcade Publishing

Title: An Anthropologist on Mars
Author: Oliver Sacks

Title: In the Key of Genius
Author: Adam Ockelford
Publisher: Arrow Books

Robyn Williams

David Fisher

Derek features in the Daily Mail

Thursday, 15 January 2009

In the Key of Genius: Recital


Saturday 21 February 2009

at the Institute of Psychoanalysis
112a-114 Shirland Road, London W9 2EQ

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