Thank you in advance for expressing an interest in this consultative workshop study.

The following information outlines a research project being conducted by the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC). The aim of this research project is to develop a national guideline for ASD diagnosis in Australia.

Up to 60 participants per workshop will be given the opportunity to take part in a large-scale conversation on autism diagnosis, by voicing their opinions and sharing their experiences. The aim of these workshops is to gather a broad range of perspectives to inform the development of a consistent guideline for diagnosing autism on a national level. In particular, we are seeking input from:

•    Individuals on the autism spectrum and their caregivers
•    Service providers who are involved before, during or after the ASD diagnostic process
•    Policy makers, regulators and funding bodies

Workshops will be three hours in duration and will be held in capital cities across Australia. The workshop will commence with a brief presentation on the preliminary research findings and guideline structure. Participants will then have the opportunity to discuss different topics in small groups, before coming together for a collective discussion. Light refreshments will be provided during the workshop.

Registrations will open one month before each workshop, however please save the date and time of the workshop in your closest capital city:

City Date Time Registration link
Adelaide Thursday 23 March 2017 9:00am-12:00pm Register for Adelaide here
Brisbane Wednesday 22 March 2017 9:00am-12:00pm Register for Brisbane here
Darwin Friday 24 March 2017 9:00am-12:00pm Register for Darwin here
Hobart Thursday 27 April 2017 10.30am - 1.30pm Register for Hobart here
Melbourne Wednesday 26 April 2017 9:00am-12:00pm Register for Melbourne here
Perth Friday 10 March 2017 9:00am-12:00pm Register for Perth here
Sydney Friday 28 April 2017 9:00am-12:00pm Register for Sydney here

Additional teleconference consultative workshops will be held for those who are not able to attend one of the above sessions – details will be provided soon.

Sign up to our “Keep Informed” list now to be notified when online registrations open. Click here to go to this webpage and scroll to the bottom to register your details.

Detailed information about the consultative workshop study is contained in the following Participant Information Forms:

Participant Information Form
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Participant Information Form

If you are interested in receiving updates on the project progress or being invited to participate in future studies as part of this project, please register your interest through the “Keep Informed” section of this webpage (click here to return to this webpage).

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr Kiah Evans (Project Coordinator) at the email address provided:
National Guideline Project Team:
Professor Andrew Whitehouse
Clinical Associate Professor John Wray
Professor Margot Prior
Professor Valsamma Eapen
Dr Kiah Evans