Bromley psychologist Dr Judith Gould scoops National Autistic Society honour

PUBLISHED: 15:01 14 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:16 14 March 2013

Dr Judith Gould collects her Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr Judith Gould collects her Lifetime Achievement Award

John Furlong

An Austism expert based in Bromley has scooped a lifetime achievement award from her peers for her 40 years of ground-breaking work.

Dr Judith Gould, director of the Lorna Wing Centre for Autism, in Masons Hill, was honoured at the National Autistic Society’s Autism Professionals Awards earlier this month.

She is renowned in her field for her work in the 1970s, along side Dr Lorna Wing, which led to the concept of the autism spectrum - radically challenging the accepted views on the disorder.

The pair went on to create the first specialist diagnostic centre for families in the UK, where Dr Gould remains today.

She said: “Receiving this award is very special. To be recognised not only by my fellow colleagues but by all those in the world of Autism is a truly amazing accolade.

“I had not realised how much I had influenced and impacted on others. Parents, carers and people on the spectrum have personally given me their thanks which is all I could wish for and makes all my work over the last 40 years worthwhile.”

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