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May 2021

Many parents report a phenomenon of language regression at a young age in their autistic child. That is, their child had started their language development, but with the onset of autistic symptoms, the child lost the use of previously acquired language. This phenomenon is generally considered to be a sign of a poor language prognosis, without there being any solid evidence on the subject.
This study shows that autistic people who have experienced language regression have the same language prognosis as other autistic people. Their development process is however atypical and marked by a language plateau, followed by catching up in language level. 

May 2021

Rachel Nuwer's Spectrum article highlights the group's work: Finding strengths in autism -
Autism comprises a set of difficulties, but growing evidence suggests that certain abilities also define the
condition.

April 2021

The Spring 2020 issue of Sur le Spectre magazine is now available.

Happy reading! 

December 2020

Our point of view on the question of diagnosis!

- Autism, the construction of an epidemic, Transcription, OCT-OPUS training

- Reflection on the cliche: Autism is heterogeneous, Fous de Normandie

- The heterogeneity of autism in 2020: nature, or culture? General public conference Strasbourg  

October 2020

The Fall 2020 issue of Sur le Spectre magazine is now available.

May 2020

The Spring 2020 issue of Sur le Spectre magazine is now available. Happy reading!

January 2021

Launch of our YouTube channel "Sur le Spectre".

You can watch the first video uploaded.

Autistic people in research: decreasing differences?

January 2021

What are the preferred interests and repetitive behaviors autistic children?

We are looking for PARENTS with an autistic child, PROFESSIONALS working with autistic children and AUTISTIC ADULTS in order to participate in a study!

PARENTS of children aged 2 to 6 - For more information or to participate now, click here!
PARENTS of children aged 6 to 12 - For more information or to participate now, click here! 
PROFESSIONALS - For more information or to participate now, click here!
AUTISTIC ADULTS - For more information or to participate now, click here!

April 2019

Laurent Mottron and Danilo Bzdok co-author an article in Molecular Psychiatry, on heterogeneity in autism

October 2019

The Fall 2019 issue of Sur le Spectre magazine is now available. Happy reading!

October 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Laurent Mottron, who became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, which recognised his contributions and the quality of his research.

August 2019

Eya-Mist Rødgaard, Isabelle Soulières and Laurent Mottron publish a meta-meta analysis in JAMA, suggesting possible overdiagnosis of autism. See UdeM’s news feed, the JAMA article, listen to Laurent Mottron’s interview on Radio-Canada