Awards for Achievement in Autism Spectrum Research

The Autism CRC Awards for Achievement in Autism Spectrum Research 2016 are now open The Awards will recognise researchers who demonstrate a commitment to high quality research practices and outcomes that will truly benefit people on the spectrum. The winners will be announced at the 2016 ASfAR Conference.
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World-first program employs autistic adults in animal care

A world-first, innovative employment scheme has been launched that will employ the diverse skills of adults on the autism spectrum to further enhance the care of pigs. An initiative of SunPork Farms and Autism CRC, Autism and Agriculture aims to employ and develop career paths for adults on the spectrum in specialist animal care roles. Recruitment is now open for adults on the spectrum who would like to apply.
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Australia’s First National Guideline for Autism Diagnosis

A major study has been launched to develop Australia’s first national diagnostic guideline for autism led by Autism CRC in collaboration with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). There is strong evidence of substantial variability in autism assessment processes between clinicians, between states and between rural and metropolitan areas. This is leading to delays in diagnosis, misdiagnosis, and inequity in access to services. A national guideline will ensure that each individual across Australia has knowledge of, and access to, best practice in autism diagnosis.
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Autism CRC Apps for Autism Hackathon

Calling all change makers! Autism CRC aims to translate our research into products and interventions which can make a practical difference in the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum. The hackathon will involve teams of people with diverse skills coming together to transform CRC research into app prototypes. We’re looking for people on the spectrum who might be interested in joining the teams to ensure the apps developed are relevant to, and appropriate for, the autistic and broader autism communities.
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Autism CRC 2016 Art Prize - Voting now open!

We have received some amazing artwork in the Autism CRC 2016 Art Prize. Voting is now open.
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