Welcome to the Autism & Social Communication Lab’s site! We are a research team based in Portland State University’s Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences. We use a participatory research model to examine questions related to communicative choice, social interaction, and friendship within a neurodiversity-affirming framework. We are interested in understanding more about relationships, the influence of context on interactions and performance, and how social communication is perceived by others.

We are currently working on updating this website, so some links may be temporarily broken or some files missing. Please email the lab manager, Melissa at mugi2@pdx.edu for any questions or concerns relating to the research lab or website.