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Leuven Autism Research (LAuRes)

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Welcome to the website of Leuven Autism Research (LAuRes). This research consortium unites a diverse set of research groups from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven).

The main goal of LAuRes is to promote and engage in contemporary research on the fundamental and clinical underpinnings of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It thereby incorporates research with topics related to the behavioural phenotype, cognition, brain imaging, molecular and cellular biology, genetics and environment.



  • 15/11/2018 at 17.30pm
    What do autism therapies do (If they do not cure autism)?
    Public lecture by Gil Eyal, author of "The Autism Matrix"
    Kardinaal Mercierzaal, Hoger Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte, Kardinaal Mercierplein 2, Leuven
  • 02/07/2018 at 10am
    Parenting adolescents with autism spectrum disorder
    PhD defense Lotte Van Esch
    Promotiezaal, Universiteitshal, Naamsestraat 22, 3000 Leuven
  • 21/03/2018
    Three-day event with Anne McGuire
    For extra information: click here
    Multiple locations, UGent


  • 24/11/2017 at 10am
    Young Children with Language Difficulties: A Dimensional Approach
    PhD defense Rianne Jansen
    Auditorium Kasteel, 01.07, Arenbergkasteel, Kasteelpark Arenberg 1, 3001 Heverlee
  • 13-15/11/2017
    Three-day event with Anne McGuire
    For extra information: click here
    Multiple locations, UGent
  • 26/10/2017 at 4.30pm
    "Perceptual inference in adults with autism”
    Seminar by Laurie-Anne Sapey-Triomphe
    PSI 01.07, Psychology Institute, Tiensestraat 102, 3000 Leuven
  • 27/10/2017 at 2pm
    Autisme in veelvoud: het potentieel van life writing voor alternatieve vormen van subjectiviteit
    PhD defense Leni Van Goidsenhoven
    Aula Wolfspoort, 00.08, Schapenstraat 34, 3000 Leuven
  • Blogpost rond het doctoraatsonderzoek van Steven Vanmarcke op KULeuvenblogt.be:
    Waarom kijken mensen met autisme anders naar de wereld?
  • 29/09/2017 at 3 pm
    ADHD and ASD in Higher Education: Selecting and implementing effective reasonable accomodations
    PhD Defense by Dorien Jansen
    Justus Lipsiuszaal, 08.16, Blijde-Inkomststraat 21, 3000 Leuven
  • 06/07/2017 at 11am
    Motor skills and their role in cognitive and social development
    Research Seminar by Prof. Dr. Klaus Libertus
    FPC 00.44, Leopold Vanderkelenstraat 32, 3000 Leuven
  • 24/04/2017 at 1.30pm
    Symposium: Living Autism
    For extra information: click here
    Stadscampus, University of Antwerp
  • 07/03/2017 at 5pm
    Perturbed cortical hierarchies in Autism Spectrum Disorder: The case of high-level vision
    PhD defense Steven Vanmarcke
    aula van de Tweede Hoofdwet, 01.02, Kasteelpark Arenberg 41, 3001 Heverlee
  • 07/03/2017 at 2pm
    "How processing detail guides social development”
    Seminar by Chantal Kemner
    PSI 01.07, Psychology Institute, Tiensestraat 102, 3000 Leuven