The Université du Québec à Montréal and its partners have announced the launch of the Observatoire québécois de l’autisme. The Observatoire will develop an understanding of people with autism, their families, and the challenges they face. Researchers will develop a confidential and voluntary database to inform the creation of an information dashboard for people with autism and their families, as well as organizations providing services. The Observatoire will also develop a chatbot adapted to autism that can help people communicate more effectively. UQAM Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.