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Catherine Lord

Distinguished professor of psychiatry and education, University of California, Los Angeles

Catherine Lord is distinguished professor of psychiatry and education at the University of California, Los Angeles. She specializes in diagnosis, social and communication development, and intervention in autism.

December 2019
Cathy Lord in her office at UCLA

Catherine Lord: Lessons from a storied career in autism research

by  /  3 December 2019

Catherine Lord’s career has been defined by relationships: with mentors, protegees and, above all, with autistic people and their families.

November 2015

Measures of success for adults with autism need to mature

by  /  17 November 2015

As children with autism grow into adults, the challenge is in measuring the skills that matter most in their daily lives.

February 2013

Optimal outcome

by  /  15 February 2013

Some children classified as having autism outgrow their diagnosis, but it’s not yet clear why this group does better, says Cathy Lord.

January 2008

Autism and the arts: “Lucy” captures disorder’s complexity

by  /  28 January 2008

Itʼs not often that movies, books and plays represent science accurately, or with a true and empathetic understanding of its complexity.