"I am happy to give my support to the Brain Bank for Autism
My long experience, first as a parent and later as a clinician and researcher, has shown me that autism is a developmental condition affecting brain function and that its wide spectrum ranges from very severe generalized disabilities up to very high ability.
My daughter Suzie, who was diagnosed as having autism at the age of 3 years, died unexpectedly aged 49 years.
One consolation for my husband and myself was to donate her
brain for research into autism and to pledge to donate our own".
Lorna is a leading pioneer in clinical practice and research relating to autism.
arranged Suzie's donation after her
death and she
has pledged to donate her
own brain to the Brain