Welcome to the web log in memory of Dr. Eric Schopler (1927-2006), a professor of psychiatry and psychology at UNC-Chapel Hill for more than 40 years and a pioneer in the humane and effective treatment of autism. In an era when parents were blamed for causing what was felt to be a psychological problem, Eric was one of the first to use empirical research to establish the true, neurological basis of autism and its effective treatment--treatment that included parents as co-therapists. His methods have been studied and adopted by autism programs around the world, bringing hope and brighter futures to thousands of families in dozens of countries. In the process, hundreds of people have come to know and admire him and have been privileged to call him "friend." This web log is dedicated to sharing and preserving the memories that these friends, family and colleagues have of this truly unique and great man.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

A Video Tribute to Eric Schopler (1927-2006)

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As a way of helping Eric's lifelong dream of advancing research and work in the field of autism, Division TEACCH is offering copies of this video on DVD to anyone who contributes $25 or more to TEACCH. These donations will be used to support the Eric Schopler Endowed Chair in Autism Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. If you would like a copy of this DVD, or just want to support this cause in Eric's memory, please visit the TEACCH website for more information.


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