Brief Report: Autism in the Courtroom : Experiences of Legal Professionals and the Autism Community. / Maras, Katie; Laura, Crane; Mulcahy, Sue; Hawken, Tamsyn ; Cooper, Penny; Wurzel, David; Memon, Amina.

In: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Vol. 47, No. 8, 08.2017, p. 2610-2620.

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Brief Report: Autism in the Courtroom : Experiences of Legal Professionals and the Autism Community. / Maras, Katie; Laura, Crane; Mulcahy, Sue; Hawken, Tamsyn ; Cooper, Penny; Wurzel, David; Memon, Amina.

In: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Vol. 47, No. 8, 08.2017, p. 2610-2620.

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Maras, K, Laura, C, Mulcahy, S, Hawken, T, Cooper, P, Wurzel, D & Memon, A 2017, 'Brief Report: Autism in the Courtroom: Experiences of Legal Professionals and the Autism Community', Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, vol. 47, no. 8, pp. 2610-2620. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3162-9

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Maras, K., Laura, C., Mulcahy, S., Hawken, T., Cooper, P., Wurzel, D., & Memon, A. (2017). Brief Report: Autism in the Courtroom: Experiences of Legal Professionals and the Autism Community. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47(8), 2610-2620. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3162-9

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Maras K, Laura C, Mulcahy S, Hawken T, Cooper P, Wurzel D et al. Brief Report: Autism in the Courtroom: Experiences of Legal Professionals and the Autism Community. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2017 Aug;47(8):2610-2620. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3162-9

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Maras, Katie ; Laura, Crane ; Mulcahy, Sue ; Hawken, Tamsyn ; Cooper, Penny ; Wurzel, David ; Memon, Amina. / Brief Report: Autism in the Courtroom : Experiences of Legal Professionals and the Autism Community. In: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2017 ; Vol. 47, No. 8. pp. 2610-2620.

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