Autism in Adolescents and Adults

  • Eric Schopler
  • Gary B. Mesibov

Part of the Current Issues in Autism book series (CIAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eric Schopler
      Pages 3-10
    3. Wayne V. Adams, David V. Sheslow
      Pages 11-36
  3. Individual Needs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Catherine Lord, Patricia J. O’Neill
      Pages 57-77
    3. H. D. Bud Fredericks, Jay Buckley, Victor L. Baldwin, William Moore, Kathleen Stremel-Campbell
      Pages 79-109
    4. Paul Wehman
      Pages 111-132
    5. Joanna S. Dalldorf
      Pages 149-168
    6. Mary B. Melone, Amy L. Lettick
      Pages 169-186
    7. Judith E. Favell
      Pages 187-222
  4. Family Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Marian K. DeMyer, Peg Goldberg
      Pages 225-250
    3. Marie M. Bristol, Eric Schopler
      Pages 251-278
    4. Clara Claiborne Park
      Pages 279-295
    5. Margaret Avery Dewey
      Pages 297-317
    6. Lawrence A. Frolik
      Pages 319-334
  5. Social and Community Programs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Lorna Wing
      Pages 337-353
    3. Amy L. Lettick
      Pages 355-379
    4. Gary W. LaVigna
      Pages 381-410
    5. Gary B. Mesibov, Eric Schopler, Jerry L. Sloan
      Pages 411-432
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 433-438

About this book


The state of North Carolina has had a longstanding concern and com­ mitment to the understanding and treatment of autistic, communications­ handicapped children and their families. This commitment found expres­ sion in the only comprehensive statewide program for families confronted with this disability, Division for the Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped CHildren (Division TEACCH). Our program staff has been privileged to respond to this commitment by developing and providing the needed services, and to engage in research informed by our clinical experience. Although many of the problems con­ cerning these developmentally disabled children remain to be solved, substantial progress has been made during this past decade of collabo­ ration among professionals, parents, and their government representa­ tives. The TEACCH staff has resolved to mark the effectiveness of this collaboration by holding a series of annual conferences focused on the several major issues confronting these children and their families. The conferences are held in order to bring together the best research knowl­ edge available to us from throughout the country, and to encourage par­ ticipation by the different professional disciplines and concerned parents. In addition these annual meetings form the basis for a series of books based on the conference theme. These books are, however, not merely the published proceedings of the presented papers: some chapters are expanded from conference presentations and many others were solicited from experts in the related areas of research and their service application.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Schopler
    • 1
  • Gary B. Mesibov
    • 2
  1. 1.Division TEACCH, Department of PsychiatryUniversity of North Carolina School of MedicineChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.Division TEACCHUniversity of North Carolina School of MedicineChapel HillUSA

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