Autism Pioneer Stanley Greenspan Dies 

When a young mother named Marguerite Elisofon first contacted Dr. Stanley Greenspan, her baby daughter was interested in almost nothing. Samantha just stared into space. She was, said her mother, "in a distant land."

Elisofon remembers thinking that maybe Greenspan "could be our Magellan and give us a road map to follow with new and better games to help our daughter catch up and be like other toddlers."

Stanley Greenspan, child psychiatrist, spent 30 years exploring the emotional lives of children. The creator of an original approach to teaching and parenting children with autism died last Tuesday at the age of 68.