Awards for Achievement in Autism Spectrum Research 2017

The Autism CRC Awards for Achievement in Autism Spectrum Research 2017 are now open to recognise researchers who demonstrate a commitment to high quality research practices and outcomes that will truly benefit people on the spectrum. Winners will be announced at the Asia Pacific Autism Conference in Sydney, 7 - 9 September 2017.
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Chief Research Officer appointed to lead Autism CRC research program

Autism CRC is pleased to announce that Professor Andrew Whitehouse will lead its comprehensive whole-of-life research program, as its new Chief Research Officer.

Until now, Professor Whitehouse has been the inaugural Director of Autism CRC’s Early Years Program. He will commence his new role on 31 July 2017.

Based in Perth, Western Australia, Professor Whitehouse will be responsible for driving high quality research outcomes where autistic people are empowered to discover and use their diverse strengths and interests.

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Celebrating the life achievements of Autism CRC’s Professor Sylvia Rodger AM

On 9 June, family, colleagues, students and the autistic and autism community gathered in Brisbane to celebrate the life and outstanding achievements of Autism CRC’s Research and Education Director, Professor Sylvia Rodger AM.  Sylvia sadly passed away on Friday 28 April 2017, after a long battle with cancer.

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2017 Spotlight on Autism Research Webinars

Autism Month 2017: celebrating diversity | promoting acceptance. Autism CRC held a series of lunchtime webinars during the first week of April. Autistic panellists presented two webinars focusing on neurodiversity and our researchers provided an update on the latest research across our three programs: The Early Years, The School Years and Adulthood. Watch the webinars today.
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Peer Mentoring resources now available for universities

Autism CRC has evaluated a peer mentoring program that provides individualised support from peers to help students on the autism spectrum succeed in the university environment. The program has been manualised for use by all universities to develop their own peer mentoring program.

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