As part of my essay research I’ve been researching into people with connections to aspergers on a professional level as well as those who live with it and other advocates.
This is Simon Baron Cohen, he’s a psychologist and professor of developmental psychopathology at Cambridge. As of my research he is also the director/head of the autism research centre. (October-November 2018)
He would be an excellent academic source to help me back up things like current definitions and studies.
He also has an active twitter account where he is frequently posting about topics related to mental health and autism.
As well as publishing theories and academic papers, he’s also produced and published books like “Mindblindness” and “The Essential Difference” which can be found online.