ALAB: A Lab for Autism Research

Many autistic communities are severely
under-represented in current research.

Even with the increase in awareness, identification, and research on effective interventions for autistic individuals, services and support disparities between those over-represented in research and those that are under-represented have worsened. For example:

  • White, high-SES children are two times more likely to receive early-identification.
  • Although 95% of autistic individuals reside in low to middle income countries, 95% of the research on autistic individuals come from Western, English speaking, high-income countries.
  • Many interventions for autistic individuals who do not use verbal language do not maintain, generalize, and/or show inconsistent effectiveness.
  • There is very little research pertaining specifically to females, even considering current prevalence ratios between males and females.
  • Very few research is conducted by or in collaboration with autistic researchers and autistic collaborators.

At ALAB,  we pursue research that can effectively support diverse autistic communities.

Family Photos (Fall 2023)
First “un-masked” meeting (Fall, 2022)