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Lorna Wing MD FRCPsych, the English psychiatrist, physician and one of the founding members of The National Autistic Society recently won the Outstanding Individual Achievement Award at The Charity Times Awards.

 

This award is given to someone who has demonstrated dedication, professionalism and integrity throughout their career, and who has had an identifiably profound effect on the sector through their work and/or management.

 

Lorna was recognised on behalf of people affected by autism, including helping to establish the concept of a spectrum of autistic conditions, and founding the NAS.

 

On awarding Lorna the Outstanding Individual Achievement Award, the Charity Times judges stated:

 

A clear contribution to the work of those with autism and helping society to understand autism over many decades.

Lorna is one of the world’s leading experts in autism. She became involved in researching the condition after her daughter was diagnosed in the 1950s, when autism was still a decidedly unheard of and misunderstood condition.

 

In 1962 Lorna founded The National Autistic Society with a group of other parents. Today the NAS is the UK’s leading charity for people affected by autism, with over 20,000 members and more than 100 branches. Every year we provide information, advice and specialist services to 100,000 people living with autism across the UK.

 

In 1991, Lorna set up the NAS Lorna Wing Centre for Autism, which was the first centre in the country to provide a complete diagnostic, assessment and advice service for children, adolescents and adults with social and communication disorders throughout the UK. Despite now being in her 80s and retired, Lorna continues to work as a consultant at the Centre.

 

Lorna’s numerous published works have challenged and changed in the field of autism.

 

Many congratualtions to Lorna on receiving the outstanding achievement award.

 

Source:

http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/outstanding-achievement-award-for-nas-founder-member.aspx



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