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Liz Pellicano

Professor, University College London

Liz Pellicano is professor of autism at University College London in the United Kingdom

September 2020
People reaching out to touch hands through screen.

We need better strategies to support autistic people as the COVID-19 crisis continues

by  /  8 September 2020

Interviews with autistic people reveal that many miss their friends and opportunities for social connection, in stark contrast to orthodox views that they have little social motivation and prefer a life of self-isolation.

May 2017

General practitioners urgently need autism training

by , ,  /  17 May 2017

Many general practitioners in the United Kingdom do not receive autism training, and report having little confidence in caring for patients on the spectrum.


Friendships pose unique challenges for women on the spectrum

by ,  /  16 May 2017

Women with autism value friendships as much as their neurotypical peers do, but they often have difficulty forming and maintaining them.