Bernard Rimland

Bernard Rimland

Bernard Rimland, PhD (15 November 1928 – 21 November 2006) was an American research psychologist, writer, lecturer, and advocate for autistic children, ADHD, learning disabilities, and mental retardation.

Based in San Diego, California since 1940, Rimland was the founder, in 1967, and director of the Autism Research Institute (ARI), and founder of the Autism Society of America (ASA), in 1965. Rimland was long an internationally recognized authority on autism spectrum disorders, and was the father of a high-functioning autistic son.

Read more about Bernard Rimland:  Education and Early Career, Autism Research Institute, Conflicts With Medical Opinion, A Brush With Hollywood, Miscellany

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