Having a sibling on the autism spectrum


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Advisory Panel

Professor Gillian Baird
Consultant Developmental Paediatrician, Guys Hospital
Dr Nick Hodge
The Autism Centre, Sheffield Hallam University
Steven McGuinness
Parent representative
Nicholas Miller
Department of Health
Dr Rachel Miller
Health Experiences Research Group
Laurie Morgan
Lay member and parent representative
Rachel Pike
Regional Area Co-ordinator, National Autistic Society
Dr Alex Popescu
Dr Melissa Rodd
Lecturer in Mathematics Education, Institute of Education, University of London
Dr Anne Stewart
Lecturer in Mathematics Education, Institute of Education, University of London
Dr Mitzi Waltz
Lecturer in Autism Studies, University of Birmingham

We would like to thank all those who took part in the research and shared their experiences so openly and enthusiastically.  Thanks also to Sally Grubb, Branch Officer, NAS Swindon and District, and to Peter Limbrick, Interconnections Electronic Bulletin, for their support during the project.
Supported by:
The Department of Health

Grant holders:
Sara Ryan
Sue Ziebland


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