Laura Sterponi, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Language, Literacy and Culture, University of California Berkeley, Graduate School of Education. Dr. Sterponi brings together developmental psychology and applied linguistics to study the sociocultural underpinnings of learning through ethnographic and discourse analytic methods. Her current work focuses on the interactional affordances of language practices such as echolalia in autism spectrum conditions.
Rossano Lima, M.D., Ph.D. - Associate Professor at the Institute for Social Medicine at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). A psychiatrist focusing on children and youth, Lima is a co-author of the national guidelines for autism treatment in the mental health system of Brazil.
"Autism Spectrum Disorders in Global, Local and Personal Perspective: A Cross-Cultural Workshop" was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 11th - 14th, 2015, supported by the Lemelson / Society for Psychological Anthropology Conference Fund, made possible by a generous donation from The Robert Lemelson Foundation.