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Founded by Drs. Janet McLaughlin and Margaret Schneider, the Laurier Autism Research Consortium (LARC) is a passionate group of professors, research assistants and students, working alongside various autism organizations, clinical experts, parent advocates, families and autistic individuals. Through conducting and sharing socially engaged research with policymakers and the public, our collective goal is to improve service access and quality of life for all autistic people and their families.

*New* Study Participants Needed: Service Providers

We are looking for Ontario service providers with a minimum of 1 year experience working directly with autistic children and/or caregivers of autistic children from newcomer or Indigenous families. 

See recruitment advertisement for more details.

How to Get Involved

Stay tuned for upcoming research projects and opportunities.

To join our mailing list, please email

If you are interested in doing graduate or postdoctoral research with us, get in touch to discuss possibilities. If you are interested in undergraduate study in the area of autism, consider the Autism Stream in Laurier’s Health Studies program.

Contact Us:

Janet McLaughlin

T: 226.772.3173

Margaret Schneider

T: 519.884.0710 x4214