An introduction into Autism

Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior.



Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice

The Autism podcast series (hosted by Dr Laura Crane) aims to showcase the latest research published in Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice in a way that is accessible, easy to understand and has real world relevance. The podcasts are aimed at a broad audience, including academics, researchers, students, clinicians, journalists, policy makers, individuals with autism and their families, and anyone interested in autism spectrum disorders. 

Autism Matters Podcast Number 1

Interview with Neil Humphrey (Manchester University, UK) on the mainstream vs. special education debate in autism in 15/4 of Autism. Posted Aug 2011.

Autism Matters Podcast Number 2

Aubyn Stahmer discusses her research on a community program involving social inclusion and early intervention for toddlers with autism spectrum disorders, published in 15/5 of Autism. Posted Nov 2011.

Autism Matters Podcast Number 3

Sven Bölte discusses his research on the differences between boys and girls with higher functioning autism spectrum disorders with particular respect to cognitive tasks, published in 15/4 of Autism. Posted Jan 2012.