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Gunilla Gerland

Gunilla Gerland
Born (1963-07-13) 13 July 1963 (age 56)

Nationality Swedish
Known for writer on Asperger syndrome
Website www.pavus.se

Gunilla Gerland (born 13 July 1963, in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish author, lecturer and debater on the topic of Asperger syndrome.

Her 1996 autobiography entitled A Real Person: Life on the Outside (original Swedish title: En Riktig Människa), described growing up with Asperger syndrome in an unsympathetic environment.[1][2][3][4][5]

She has continued to write[6] and also lecture[7][8] and debate on Asperger syndrome and the autism spectrum. She works as a counsellor and educator in the field in Stockholm.[9] Her writings have been cited in work concerning the autism spectrum[10][11] and autism-related problems such as prosopagnosia,[12] in addition to ways in which autism is analysed and discussed.[13]


  • 1996 – A Real Person: Life on the Outside. Tr. Joan Tate.

    ISBN 9780285636620

  • 1997 – It is good to ask … A book about Asperger’s syndrome and high-functioning autism
  • 1998 – On where warranted – for humanity, “biologism” and autism (ed.)
  • 2000 – How to understand and treat aggressive and self-injurious behavior in autism? An overview of treatment models and related factors
  • 2000 – Finding Out About Asperger’s Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism and PDD. ISBN 9781853028403
  • 2002 – Autism – problems and opportunities (with Göran Hartman and Solveig Larsson)
  • 2003 – Asperger’s syndrome – and then?
  • 2004 – Autism: relationships and sexuality
  • 2010 – Working with Asperger’s Syndrome – The craftsmanship and the professional role
  • 2010 – Children who raises concerns: see, understand and help preschoolers with a different development (with Ulrika Aspeflo)
  • 2013 – Secrets to Success for Professionals in the Autism Field: An Insider’s Guide to Understanding the Autism Sprectrum, the Environment and Your Role. ISBN 9781849053709
  • Sainsbury, Clare; Gerland, Gunilla (1999). “An autistic perspective on live company”. Journal of Child Psychotherapy. 25: 153. doi:10.1080/00754179908260286.


  1. ^ Deborah R. Barnbaum, Indiana University Press, 2008 The Ethics of Autism: Among Them, But Not of Them, (see “Voices of Autism” section) Retrieved August 12, 2014
  2. ^ Suzanne Zeedyk (editor), 2008, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Promoting Social Interaction for Individuals with Communicative Impairments …, (see page 180), Retrieved August 12, 2014
  3. ^ Allen Shawn, 2011, Viking Publishers, Twin: A Memoir, (see last page of Chapter 2), Retrieved August 12, 2014
  4. ^ Gerland, Gunilla (12 October 1997). “The Human Condition: My family and other strangers”. The Independent.
  5. ^ Tucker, Nicholas (18 May 1998). “Prisoner in an inner world”. Times Higher Education Supplement.
  6. ^ “Publications”. TES. 14 July 2000.
  7. ^ Gerland, Gunilla (1999). “Living with an autistic disability”. xoomer.virgilio.it. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  8. ^ Bogdashina, Ol’ga (2003). Sensory Perceptual Issues in Autism and Asperger syndrome: Different Sensory Experiences, Different Perceptual Worlds. London/New York: Jessica Kingsley. p. 14. ISBN 9780585471112. For our audience her conference on sensory problems really was an eye-opener.
  9. ^ “Gunilla Gerland”. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  10. ^ Rhode, Maria (2004). “What Does It Feel Like? Two First-Person Accounts by Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome”. In Rhode, Maria; Klauber, Trudy (eds.). The Many Faces of Asperger’s Syndrome. Tavistock Clinic series. London/New York: Karnac. pp. 70–85. ISBN 9781849404495.
  11. ^ Sharp, Sonia (1999). “Preventing and managing specific learning difficulties in the classroom”. In Whitmore, Kingsley; Hart, Hilary; Willems, Guy (eds.). A Neurodevelopmental Approach to Specific Learning Disorders. Clinics in developmental medicine. 145. London: Mac Keith. pp. 259–279. ISBN 9781898683117.
  12. ^ Hagström, Torbjörg (2004). “Att inte känna igen ansikten – ingen bagatell för den drabbade” (PDF). Läkartidningen (in Swedish). 101 (41): 3191.
  13. ^ Stubblefield, Anna (2013). “Knowing Other Minds: Ethics and Autism”. In Anderson, Jami L.; Cushing, Simon (eds.). The Philosophy of Autism. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 158, 159. ISBN 9781442217072.

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