The Autism and Developmental Disabilities Lab
We are the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Lab (ADDL) at Simon Fraser University in the Department of Psychology. Under the direction of Dr. Grace Iarocci, we conduct research on Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, and other Developmental Disabilities.
The director, students, and staff of the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Lab are committed to maximizing the quality of life and social development for children with and without developmental disabilities. We believe in the full inclusion of all children in society. We believe that research is needed to achieve this ideal of inclusion. We recognize the significant challenges to social inclusion faced by children with developmental disabilities and our research is designed to produce information to address these challenges through improved awareness, understanding, and teaching strategies.