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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Staff news - New Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Ms Kristina FrawleyIn July the CRC welcomed Ms Kristina Frawley as CFO and Company Secretary.  Kristina brings a wealth of governance, financial and organisational management to her role as CFO and Company Secretary.  She has over 10 years experience in senior positions within the not-for-profit sector, holds a Master of Commerce and is CPA qualified. 

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