Language, interests and autism: a tribute to Dr. Dinah Murray (1946–2021), an autism pioneer

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So much has changed in our understanding of how autism impacts our lives. We still have a long way to go, however, until it becomes the norm that the principle of ‘nothing about me without me’ is upheld throughout autism research and autism practice. Autistic researchers and practitioners will play a central role in delivering this vision. Currently, the autistic community is mourning the passing of one such person, a true pioneer, Dr. Dinah Murray. It is fitting that we pay a tribute to her achievements and contributions, for these have enriched our lives and over-laid the autism landscape with understanding, acceptance, action and advocacy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2423-2425
Number of pages3
JournalAutism: the international journal of research and practice
Issue number8
Early online date19 Aug 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2021

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  • Murray
  • autism
  • autism pioneer
  • monotropism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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