2024 — Chair in Autism Research (ULB)

Prof. Mikhail Kissin, ULB, Chair in Autism Research (2024)

Mikhail Kissin’s research aims to discover what stands in the way of language in autism. In fact, in 50% of children with a form of autism, language acquisition starts with a considerable delay and around 30% will never speak. Language is a central concern for parents, and the level of language in the early years has a major impact on the child’s later development. Discovering what hinders language development in autism would be a major scientific advance, which could be directly transposed into early intervention techniques.

More information on the ULB Foundation website.