The Autism@UL SIG endeavours to carry out dynamic research activities with a dedicated effort to produce local impact as well as high impact scientific publications, patents and know-how developments. We aim at leading competitive projects funded by both National and European agencies.
Currently, our high-quality, and cutting-edge research within UL is dedicated to:

  • (i) understanding the underlying biomedical causes (genetic, environmental) of autism;
  • (ii) exploring and investigating the role of ubiquitous and physical computing in supporting individuals with autism (but also therapists, parents, teachers, and anyone else involved in (early) intervention);
  • (iii) investigating the use peer-mediated teaching to support children with autism learn to communicate, and foster a more inclusive educational experience;
  • (iv) developing an autistic-centered approach to the design and development of assistive technologies, services and practices.