Luc Lecavalier graduated from the Université du Québec à Montréal (Québec, Canada) in 2001 with a Ph.D. in Psychology. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His Bachelors (Psychology) was from the University of Ottawa (Ontario, Canada).
Dr. Lecavalier is interested in diagnosis and treatment of behavior/psychiatric problems in individuals with intellectual disability and/or autism spectrum disorders. He has authored or co-authored more than sixty scholarly publications. In 2008, he was recipient of the Early Career Awards given by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) and Division 33 of the American Psychological Association (APA).
Dr. Lecavalier has taught at undergraduate and graduate levels and served on a number of thesis and dissertation committees. He is Associate Editor of Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice and is a member of several Editorial Boards including the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. He is Director of the Child Unit of Behavior Support Services at the Nisonger Center.