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

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  • Ph.D.
  • M.D.
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ASQ Subscription | Autism independent UK
www.autismuk.com, 21 Feb 2015 [cached]
Lorna Wing, MD. Psychiatric Consultant, National Autistic Society Centre for Socialand Communication Disorders; a founding member of the National Autistic Society United Kingdom
Governance and board
www.autismsussex.org.uk, 21 July 2014 [cached]
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Lorna Wing, Who Broadened Views of Autism, Dies at 85 Lona-Wing
Dr. Lorna Wing, Who Broadened Views of Autism, Dies at 85
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Dr. Wing was born Lorna Gladys Tolchard on Oct. 7, 1928, in Gillingham, Kent, to Bernard and Gladys Tolchard.
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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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Unstrange Minds :: Reviews
www.unstrange.com, 13 Mar 2007 [cached]
Lorna Wing
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Lorna Wing is honorary consultant psychiatrist at the Centre for Social and Communication Disorders, 113 Masons Hill, Bromley, Kent BR2 9HT, UK. The changing view of autism P. MICHELSON 141 NATURE|Vol 446|8 March 2007 BOOKS & ARTS
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www.aspires-relationships.com, 1 Jan 2014 [cached]
From devastated mother to pioneering researcher - Lorna Wing, psychiatrist and pioneer of the concept of the autistic spectrum, was motivated by her daughter's autism. - Lorna Wing is a renowned authority on autism. She was a founder member of the National Autistic Society in the United Kingdom and her paper on Asperger's syndrome stimulated interest in this condition in English speaking countries. Lorna and her colleague Judith Gould set up the first centre for social and .orgmunication disorders for both children and adults. Mareeni Raymond reports
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