20 January, 2007

Does everyone have an autistic syndrome?

In the introduction to his book, Mirror Mind, Eric Chen wrote 'How can a non-autistic hear the heart of an autistic child?'

Of course we can't. But one person who approaches closer than most is Christopher Gillberg, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Universities of Gothenburg and London, and Visiting Professor to the University of Strathclyde.

In his lecture to the joint meeting of the Glasgow Southern Medical Society and Royal Medico-Chirurgical Society of Glasgow, Chris Gillberg poses the question 'Autism – epidemic, endemic or just there?'

The meeting is introduced by Mr David Ritchie, President of the Glasgow Southern Medical Society and vote of thanks proposed by Dr Elaine Morrison, President of the Royal Medico-Chirurgical Society of Glasgow.

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