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-BeingResearch: Kids with autism in relation to information in the environment, faulty research methodology and practices that can lead to myths about

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

Mayada Elsabbagh – Department of PsychiatryResearch: Early infancy and developmental disorders, focus on understanding the brain basis of behavioral genetic disordersmayada.elsabbagh@mcgill.ca514-585-4981

Tara Dawn Flanagan – Department of Educational and Counselling PsychologyResearch: Inclusive education, social inclusion, social policy, transition, self-determination, quality of life, people with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups taradawn.flanagan@mcgill.ca514-398-3441


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