Hans Albrecht Annual Memorial Lecture
An invitation to the Hans Albrecht Annual Memorial Lecture with Professor Simon Baron-Cohen
Topic: "Is autism a disorder? The revolutionary concept of neurodiversity".
You are warmly invited to attend the inaugural Hans Albrecht Memorial Lecture, featuring Professor Simon Baron-Cohen.
Hans came from his home town of Linz via Vienna on a Kindertransport in May 1939. Hans sadly passed away in August 2015. He lived a remarkable life both before and after he came to England. He made many friends and added a richness to the lives of all he knew. In his latter years Hans lived at Rachel Mazzier House in Brighton, part of the Norwood services. He found contentment and said "the home is the best home that I have lived in and I was in no home more happier than here".
About the lecture
Professor Simon Baron-Cohen is Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, University of Cambridge and Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is Director, Autism Research Centre (ARC) in Cambridge. He has a degree in Human Sciences from New College, Oxford, a PhD in Psychology from UCL, and an M.Phil in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London. In 1999 Baron-Cohen created the first UK clinic for adults with suspected Asperger Syndrome, called the CLASS clinic (Cambridge Lifespan Asperger Syndrome Service), at a time when the National Health Service (NHS) did not see the clinical need for this. This has helped over 1,000 patients to have their disability recognized, the “lost generation” of adults who had missed out on diagnosis in childhood, and has been used to create a model for similar clinical services all over the UK. He has written books for parents and teachers including Autism and Asperger Syndrome: The Facts, and Teaching Children with Autism to Mindread. He has celebrated autism in An Exact Mind.