Helen McCabe, assistant professor of education, recently returned from a trip to China.
The Nanjing TV station broadcast a 15-minute segment on her and her work with autism as part of its “Shehui Da guangjiao” (Society Corner) program on June 22.
She was also quoted in the Chinese-language edition of Newsweek magazine in an article about autism. And an article in Nanjing Daily in mid-June described her work, particularly her experiences with the family of one young woman with autism there.
McCabe, who joined the HWS faculty in 2004 and is also affiliated with the Asian Languages and Cultures program, is researching children with autism and families in China, as well as relevant programs and policies there.
She said autism has only been recognized in China for about 10 years, so there are more and more media accounts (including those mentioned) that are helping people know what autism is, create awareness, etc.
She holds a doctorate from Indiana University, a master's from Washington University in St. Louis, and a bachelor's from Middlebury College.