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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Media Release - 8 August 2013 - Researchers to unveil details of world first autism diagnostic tool

Australian researchers are combining genetic, biological and behavioural research to develop a world first screening tool that could enable early identification of autism risk.

The Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autism CRC) will unveil details of the ground breaking research tomorrow at the Asia Pacific Autism Conference in Adelaide.

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ABC Science: Genetic 'signature' highlights autism risk

Anna Salleh, ABC: 

A specific pattern of gene activity could form the basis of a blood test to diagnose autism risk in young children, say US researchers, but others emphasise the challenges involved in developing such a test.

Read the full article at: http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2013/08/08/3820393.htm

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Asia Pacific Autism Conference Adelaide 7-10th August 2013

Asia Pacific Autism Conference (APAC) to be held in Adelaide 7-10th August 2013.
http://www.apac13.org.au/

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