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Acknowledgments xiii was

Acknowledgments xiii was the opportunity to bounce ideas off all these colleagues that led to much of the research with which I have been involved over the last two decades. My research team, which includes Ann Thompson, Liezanne Vaccarella, Christina Strawbridge, Trish Colton, Sherry Cecil, Stelios Georgiades, and Bev DaSilva, as well as those who have worked with us over the years, have always been extremely productive and supportive in bringing to fruition the many (sometimes half-cocked) research ideas we have dreamed up. They have worked long hours, often in difficult situations and weather, to collect the highest-quality data and have been active collaborators and colleagues. Joan Whitehouse, who is like a rock in the office, has often been the only sane voice in the work environment, and to her I owe a substantial debt. I have been extremely fortunate in working with major figures in the field of child psychiatry, all of whom have influenced me enormously and have shaped my sensibilities. David Taylor is the reason I am a child psychiatrist, and it is he who has served as my role model as a communicator. His mark is on every page of this book. Dan Offord has taught me so much about research that I will never be able to thank him enough. Marshall Bush Jones has been not only a mentor, but also a colleague and valued friend with whom my research has been most closely identified. Our conversations (usually on a Friday afternoon) have always been a great delight and a source of inspiration for me. I want to thank Rick Ludkin, my kayaking buddy, who has carefully read over each chapter of this book and has made many constructive and informative criticisms. I can only repay him by trying to paddle harder! McMaster University and the Department of Psychiatry have always supported my aspirations and gave me the leeway to write a book like this. I also want to acknowledge the Ontario Mental Health Foundation, the National Alliance for Autism Research, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Chedoke Health Corporation for their ongoing support of our research efforts over the years. Without this support, the creation of new knowledge would have been impossible and the impetus to disseminate these evidence-based stories would not have occurred. Kathryn Moore of The Guilford Press had the audacity to support me when I told her that I wanted to write a different kind of book about autism. Most publishers would have looked at me askance, but Kathryn had no hesitation in agreeing. She put me in touch with my editor, Chris Benton, who so often saved me from myself and my tendency toward solipsism. She never said how difficult it must be to take my some-

xiv Acknowledgments times tortured sentences and turn them into plain English. For that, and her always astute insights, I am deeply grateful. My three children—Kathryn, Claire, and Josie—always made me laugh and made sure that I remembered what was important in life. My mother taught me early on the value of art and was so instrumental in stimulating my interest in Asperger syndrome by translating Hans Asperger’s paper. My wife, Dyanne, my best friend and closest confidante, inspired whatever beauty and wisdom there is in this book. Although many people hovered with me over the keyboard and were vocal in their suggestions and criticisms over the years, I take full responsibility for any omissions and errors in presentation. The evidence always changes, and I have done my best to keep up. As Chekhov once said to a reader who asked him the meaning of a short story, “Everyone writes as best he can. I would like to go to heaven, but I haven’t the strength.”

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