Temple Grandin Eustacia Cutler Autism Fund

The Temple Grandin
and Eustacia Cutler Autism Fund

Conversations with Eustacia Cutler

Conversation with Uta Frith and Eustacia Cutler.   Research on Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Her book, Autism, Explaining the Enigma (1989) has been translated into many languages. She was one of the initiators of the study of Asperger’s Syndrome in the UK and her work on reading
development, spelling and dyslexia has been highly influential. Frith’s work on theory of mind in autism proposes the idea that people with autism have specific difficulties understanding other people’s beliefs and desires. Much of this work was carried out with Simon Baron-Cohen who was her PhD student. She has also suggested that individuals with autism have ‘weak central coherence’, and are better than typical individuals at processing details but worse at integrating information from many different sources.

 Uta Frith is Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Development at United College of London Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. She is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Aarhus and was recently  a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Central European University in Budapest (February – June 2014).