The Autistic Child: Social Deficits

The Autistic Child: Social Deficits


What types of social deficits do autistic children have -- and how can parents and educators help them to overcome these deficits? Dr. Michael Morrier, Assistant Director of the Emory Autism Center, describes the various types of social deficits and how they might be overcome. Background The Emory Autism Center is a component of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. The program was opened in 1991 as a public, private and University collaboration. Since opening, the Emory Autism Center has become a national model for diagnosis, family support and innovative treatment, as well as a vital source of professional training. Emory Autism Center Related Articles "The autism family album" Emory Health magazine, Spring 2009

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