The medical profession has celebrated the late surgeon, Peter Beaudry, who spent more than 30 years performing brain surgery.
The Royal College for Surgeons said his pioneering work on children with autism and cerebral palsy would be celebrated at a special ceremony at the University of Cambridge, where he was born.
Beaudrys work has been described as groundbreaking, as it allowed people with these conditions to live more freely and fully.
He had also been an early advocate for a public debate about the future of autism and related conditions.
A new edition of his pioneering book, How to Live Without Autism, is due to be published in February.
Beaumaris work on the conditions was described by some as “revolutionary”.
But he was also criticised by many.
The late paediatrician, who died at the age of 87 in 2016, was an outspoken opponent of the use of brain implants in children with disabilities.
He also campaigned against compulsory brain scans in schools.
His advocacy was widely criticised by the medical profession, who said the technology was too dangerous and that it was too invasive for some patients.
“Peter Beaudries pioneering work in the field of neurological surgery was an extraordinary achievement,” said the RCS.
“He had a vision of the future where we would no longer be required to administer a battery of procedures to children with neurodevelopmental disabilities.”
Dr Beaudris work on cerebral palsys, which includes the operation of the eyes, was described as revolutionary by some, as well as by some in the medical community.
In 2016, the American Academy of Neurology said that it could not support the practice of brain surgery on children who did not have a disability.
“The surgery itself can be traumatic, painful, even life threatening, as some of our patients have found out,” said neurologist and former president of the American College of Neurosurgeons, Dr David Wexler.
“We are now more aware that the procedure can cause permanent brain damage, including the loss of some of the senses and some of mobility and dexterity.”
There are significant limitations to the use and placement of these devices, and we must not be complacent.
“It is not clear whether Beauds work will be honoured by the Cambridge University Medical School.
Dr Beaumares death prompted an outpouring of grief, including a petition demanding that his body be exhumed and placed on display at the university.
“But as we have already mentioned, this event is a chance for people to remember his extraordinary work.” “
There are no formal plans to celebrate his life or to honour him,” said Dr Andrew Ritchie, the society’s chief executive.
“But as we have already mentioned, this event is a chance for people to remember his extraordinary work.”
In a statement, the Cambridge Hospital Society said the society would be “deeply saddened to learn that Peter Beaumars death has been announced in the media, following the public outcry about his treatment of children with neurological disabilities.”
A new chapter for Beaudys life was set to be announced on Thursday.
“Dr Beaudres work on neural implants in patients with developmental disabilities has been an inspiration for many,” said Simon Wigley, chief executive of the charity Mind and Brain.
“His pioneering work has inspired many other doctors, neurosurgeons and parents, and inspired many others to seek their own path in life.”