There are eight million exceptional children with special needs
in our American school system, such as children with learning
disabilities or neuro-developmental disorders like autism. They
have the right to appropriate and comparable educational
opportunities. Truly meeting the needs of these children
requires a commitment to integrating advances in educational
science, neuroscience, and social policy.
Peter Mundy, professor in the School of Education and the School
of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
is an expert in education and social issues for children with
high-functioning autism. A developmental and clinical
psychologist, Mundy has been working on defining the nature of
autism for the past 26 years.
Child Development; Counseling; Early Childhood Education; Mental
health consultation; Mental health promotion in schools; Special