About the Lab

What is “Lab Autism”?

The “Laboratory of Autism-Developmental Spectrum Disorders and Behavior Difficulties of the Human” (Lab Autism) of the Department of Educational and Social Policy (School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts of University of Macedonia), which serves the educational and research needs in the field of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, was established under the Foundation Article 1882/11-5-2021 issue B’ (Government Gazette).

What is the laboratory members’ experience and area of expertise?

Lab Autism is staffed by researchers who are bachelor’s and master’s degree graduates in various research fields (e.g. Pedagogy, Special Education, Psychology, Literature, Technology etc.) and PhD candidates with specialization in various aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorders (assessment tools, skills development, social skills enhancement, educational approaches, vocational rehabilitation and independent living, technological applications, mental disorders, problematic behavior, comorbidity of autism with other disorders, family counseling and other).

The members of the laboratory have professional experience in the fields of education, assessment, diagnosis, counseling and others. They also participate in volunteering activities in collaboration with social services for individuals with autism. The scientific and research work of Associate Professor Christine K. Syriopoulou Delli, who has the academic responsibility of the lab, can be found in https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Christine-Syriopoulou-Delli, where there is also published research from the other laboratory members.

Autism Lab

The laboratory’s mission is

  1. To cover the Department of Educational and Social Policy’s bachelor’s and master’s educational needs in the research fields described above.
  2. The development of research activities and the conduction of studies and interventions relevant to the researcher’s areas of interest.
  3. The management of lectures, conferences, seminars, symposiums and other scientific events, the publication of research, and the invitation of Greek and foreign renowned scientists and other figures.
  4. To collaborate with other academic institutions and research centers (Greek or foreign), as long as their scientific objects are in concurrence with or complement each other with those of the laboratory, in a spirit of mutuality and collegiality.
  5. The cooperation with public sector bodies (like the Ministry of Education), local public authorities, scientific and social institutions, and international organizations, in order to contribute to the process of proposal submission for the research and development of alternative methods to address the problems that are included in the laboratory’s responsibilities.
  6. To provide services to organizations that are private or have any other legal form, as provided in P.D. 159/1984 (Α΄ 53).
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