Website news - New Autism CRC website launched, and ASD Connect Hub is on the way

The Autism CRC website is now live at www.autismcrc.com.au. While it is still very much a work in progress, it provides basic information on goals, our research programs, participants, people and resources.

In October we are starting to develop the ASD Connect Hub component of our website. This will include researcher blogs, a forum discussion board, survey tools, training packages and our e-newsletter to keep our stakeholders up to date on the work of the Autism CRC.

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Participant profile - Autism Queensland

Autism Queensland logoIn each of our newsletters we will profile one of our participant organisations. In this newsletter we’re highlighting the great work that Autism Queensland does.

Autism Queensland is the only organisation that provides a comprehensive range of specialised services and support for people with autism and their families throughout Queensland.

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Community news - Addressing key issues in autism

Everything the Autism CRC does aims to benefit the autism community. This includes people with autism and their families; autism service providers (e.g. doctors, therapists, educators, psychologists); and the government and non-government agencies who support these families.

We are committed to making the Autism CRC community focused, and we will continue find ways in which people with ASD, their families and carers can have direct input into the work we do.

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Participant news - Agreements signed, payments received

The Autism CRC represents fifty-six partners across Australia and internationally.  At the time of writing, the Commonwealth and all the Essential Participant Agreements have been signed. 75% of the Other Participant Agreements have also been signed, with the remainder expected by the end of September 2013.

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Project news - R&D process kicks off

Our Research Program and Project Leaders met with the Autism CRC Research and Development (R&D) Committee Chair on September 11 and 12 in Brisbane to define high priority project plans for immediate commencement.

The full R&D Committee will meet on October 10 and 11 to advance the research commissioning program. In addition, we expect to approve our first research projects in November and immediately start the process for the 2014-2015 funding round.

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