McGill Experts: Autism Awareness Month

Article ID: 615713

Released: 27-Mar-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Source Newsroom: McGill University

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Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. Parents generally detect it in the child's first years. As we are near Autism Awareness Month and World Autism Awareness Day, here is a list of McGill experts that can comment on their research or other questions related to autism:

Jacob Burack – McGill Institute for Human Development and Well-Being
Research: Kids with autism in relation to information in the environment, faulty research methodology and practices that can lead to myths about autism

Aparna Nadig – School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Research: Pragmatic development, social communication, and language and communication in individuals with autism spectrum disorders

Mayada Elsabbagh – Department of Psychiatry
Research: Early infancy and developmental disorders, focus on understanding the brain basis of behavioral genetic disorders

Tara Dawn Flanagan – Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology
Research: Inclusive education, social inclusion, social policy, transition, self-determination, quality of life, people with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups


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