On June 11th, 2024, Maïte Franco delivered a hybrid talk at the University of Luxembourg on the importance of languages in neurotypical and autistic families. Ms. Franco, a psychologist with extensive experience in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is currently pursuing a PhD that focuses on the relationship between languages, interactions in monolingual and multilingual families, and social skills relevant to autism.

During the hour-long presentation, she shared her research findings, highlighting the significance of language in shaping social interactions and development in both neurotypical and autistic individuals. Attendees, both in-person and online, had the opportunity to engage with Ms. Franco, ask questions, and discuss her insights. For those who attended in person, the event also facilitated many interesting conversations after the talk.