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Autism Spectrum Quarterly
P.O. Box 799
Higganum , Connecticut 06441
United States

Company Description: Autism Spectrum Quarterly (ASQ) is a Magajournal┬« that combines the best of a high-quality magazine with the substance and depth of a professional journal. Its...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Advisory Board Member
    Autism Spectrum Quarterly
  • Honorary Psychiatric Consultant
    National Autism Society
  • Founder
    Centre for Social and Communication Disorders
  • Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist
    Centre for Social and Communication Disorders


  • Ph.D.
  • M.D.
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Autism Spectrum Quarterly, 10 Sept 2015 [cached]
Lorna Wing (deceased)
Governance and board, 21 July 2014 [cached]
President Dr Lorna Wing
Tribute to Dr Lorna Wing
Residential care, rehabilitation and support for adults with learning disability, 24 Nov 2005 [cached]
Lorna Wing, honorary psychiatric consultant for the National Autism Society, said the project offered "great hope" for progress in the genetic investigation of autism.She added: "Autism is likely to have multiple genes responsible, rather than a single gene.
Independent Online Edition > Americas, 8 Jan 2007 [cached]
In the UK, it was little-known until the work of Lorna Wing, a founder member of the NAS, and currently a consultant, who wrote about it in 1981.Her interest was sparked by the birth of a daughter who was diagnosed with the condition.
Since then there has been a fresh drive into learning more about AS.
But Dr Wing and others have highlighted issues of psychiatric trauma and varying degrees of depression among young adults with AS, something that seems related to their awareness of their difference from others.
Lorna Wing, Who Broadened ..., 17 Feb 2015 [cached]
Lorna Wing, Who Broadened Views of Autism, Dies at 85 Lona-Wing
Dr. Lorna Wing, Who Broadened Views of Autism, Dies at 85
Dr. Lorna Wing, a British psychiatrist who was instrumental in identifying autism as a mental disorder of many gradations, affecting people across the spectrum of intelligence - and who gave autism in its mildest form the name Asperger's syndrome - died on June 6 in Kent, England. She was 85.
Her death, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, was announced by the National Autistic Society, an advocacy and service organization she helped found in Britain in 1962, in part to fill a void she and her husband encountered while seeking help for their own autistic daughter.
Dr. Wing helped redraw the map of a behavioral terrain that was virtually unheard-of until the mid-20th century and that now, partly as a result of her insights, is said to affect the lives of roughly one out of every 70 people in the world. She is widely credited with recognizing autism as a spectrum of related problems, rather than as a single condition.
She is best known for rediscovering the work of Hans Asperger, an Austrian psychiatrist who first described a form of autism in a group of intelligent, verbally adroit boys who were indifferent to their schoolwork but intensely interested in one or two subjects, like trains, dinosaurs or royal genealogy. The "little professors," as he called them, shared many of the usual problems common to autism: inability to make friends, repetitive behaviors, distress at any break in routine.
Decades later, his paper had still not been translated from German to English when Dr. Wing obtained a copy. With a translator's help, she described its findings in a paper of her own, "Asperger's Syndrome: A Clinical Account," published in 1981. (She relabeled the disorder with Asperger's name, she said, because the term he originally used, "autistic psychopathy," might suggest violent behavior.) Until the publication of Dr. Wing's paper, said Scott Badesch, president of the Autism Society, an American organization, "no one had heard of Asperger's except Asperger."
Besides reclaiming an important body of scientific research, Dr. Wing's paper entered Asperger's syndrome as strong evidence for the larger argument she made in her paper: that autism should be understood as a spectrum of disorders - some dramatically different from one another - sharing common roots.
Dr. Wing described that disorder as "a lack of ability to understand and use the rules governing social behavior."
Her paper was not immediately recognized for its seminal insight, said Judith Gould, a British psychologist who collaborated with Dr. Wing in formulating the spectrum idea.
Dr. Gould was Dr. Wing's partner in 1991 in establishing the Center for Social and Communication Disorders, a London clinic that has become a model for diagnosing autism and treating children.
Dr. Wing was born Lorna Gladys Tolchard on Oct. 7, 1928, in Gillingham, Kent, to Bernard and Gladys Tolchard.
A version of this article appears in print on June 22, 2014, on page A24 of the New York edition with the headline: Dr. Lorna Wing, 85, Dies; Reshaped Views of Autism.
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