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Autism Spectrum Disorders - From Genes to Environment

Edited by Tim Williams, ISBN 978-953-307-558-7, 412 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published September 06, 2011 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/747

Autism spectrum disorders are a major topic for research. The causes are now thought to be largely genetic although the genes involved are only slowly being traced. The effects of ASD are often devastating and families and schools have to adapt to provide the best for people with ASD to attain their potential. This book describes some of the interventions and modifications that can benefit people with ASD.

Prof. Tim Williams

Heart Institute - Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Dr. Tim Williams has known people with autism spectrum disorder since childhood. When he started his professional work as a clinical psychologist, he worked in a small residential hospital for children with autism and severe learning difficulties. His doctoral thesis was on teaching methods for children with autism, and following the closure of the hospital he was asked to set up a community based assessment and intervention service. He retired from that post in October 2010 and now works part time for a school for children with autism and learning difficulties, for the National Health Service and for the University of Reading. He has published more than forty peer reviewed papers on autism, behaviour problems and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Edited Books

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders - From Genes to Environment

    Autism spectrum disorders are a major topic for research. The causes are now thought to be largely genetic although the genes involved are only slowly being traced. The effects of ASD are often devastating and families and schools have to adapt to provide the best for people with ASD to attain their potential. This book describes some of the interventions and modifications that can benefit people with ASD.