Join us for a special episode about autism with special guest, Richard Williams, PhD.
In this episode of Mentorships in Education, we welcome Richard Williams, PhD., a molecular biologist and Autism researcher/writer. Mentorships in Education is brought to you by Just Education, LLC and is hosted by Judith Epstein. Judith has a Master's degree in Education with a concentration in Language Acquisition. She is certified in special education with post-graduate coursework and professional development in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Social Thinking, and Collaborative & Proactive Solutions and Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT). Judith created Just Education, LLC to compile a free resource library for mentors of students who struggle on a wide variety of topics that are all related to education and student success.
About Richard Williams, PhD.
Richard O. Williams has a Ph.D., from the University of California, Berkeley, and a M.S., from George Washington University, Washington DC. He spent 20 years in the medical sciences in academia, doing research and teaching at the University of London, the Pasteur Institute, Paris, France, the University of Karlsruhe, Germany and with the World Health Organization in Africa. He also has had a career in business development helping to start small companies. He is author of 85 peer reviewed research articles on the molecular genetics and microbiology of infectious diseases. His interest in the world of autism started with his daughter who was adopted in 1979 from Thailand at the age of two. Following the struggles of dealing with learning disabilities and impatient teachers, Dr Williams began researching the subject of learning disabilities.
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The book Bernard Rimland originally published in 1964 is Infantile Autism by Bernard Rimland. He was a psychologist and one of the first people to write on the subject after the original description by Leo Kanner. His interpretation of autism revolutionized our understanding of the condition. A 2nd edition is available on Amazon.
The college mentioned by Dr. Williams as unaccredited in this episode has in fact become accredited. We apologize for the error.
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