Early years

Autism CRC Biobank participant information

Program 1: Early Years
We are looking for children aged 2-17 years with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder to help us form Australia's first Autism Biobank. The aim of the Biobank is to collect detailed information on Australian children with autism and their families. By understanding how the many genes and gene combinations may result in different types of autism, we aim to learn much more about why autism occurs.
Early years

National Guideline for Autism Diagnosis in Australia

Program 1: Early Years
The aim of this project is to develop a National Guideline for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis in Australia. The goal is that this National Guideline would define a diagnostic process that is rigorous, accessible, client-centred, clinically acceptable, effective, efficient, and equitable for individuals being assessed for autism.
School Years

Education and Communication Practices - Calling Australian Educators

Program 2: School Years
To supplement existing best practice pedagogy for teaching diverse learners, the Autism CRC is investigating the evidence-based practice to meet the many and complex educational needs of students on the autism spectrum. We're looking for primary and secondary classroom teachers from mainstream schools to participate in a 90 minute co-design workshop (online or in person) with other educators from around Australia.
School Years

Models of Practice - Supporting transition from Prep to Year 1

Program 2: School Years
This project is looking for classroom teachers to assist in identifying the feasibility and sustainability of teaching practices to support students on the autism spectrum to make successful transitions between Prep and Year 1.
School Years

Models of Practice: Supporting transition from Years 7 to 8

Program 2: School Years
This project is looking for teachers to trial resources which will focus on supporting teachers to make sure students on the autism spectrum continue to be supported after major transitions in mainstream school settings. This trial will focus on transition from years 7 to 8.
School Years

Translating Professional Development into the Classroom - Calling Educators

Program 2: School Years
To supplement existing best practice pedagogy for teaching diverse learners, the Autism CRC is investigating the evidence-based practice to meet the many and complex educational needs of students on the autism spectrum. We're looking for educators to join (via the web or in person) a fun, co-design session with colleagues from across Australia.

Australian Longitudinal Study of Adults with Autism (ALSAA)

Program 3: Adulthood
We have launched a landmark study aimed at better understanding the mental and physical health, employment and overall wellbeing of adults with autism.

Comprehensive health assessment program for adults on spectrum with intellectual disability.

Program 3: Adulthood
Researchers at the Queensland Centre for Intellectual & Developmental Disability (QCIDD) at The University of Queensland, and Autism CRC are seeking volunteer research participants to evaluate a comprehensive health assessment program designed specifically for adults on the spectrum with intellectual disability.

Longitudinal study of school leavers with autism

Program 3: Adulthood

The aims of this longitudinal study are to identify and describe the unique profiles of Australian students with autism transitioning from school to adult life and to understand the effects that this transition has on them and their families.

Understanding the public transport needs of young adults on the autism spectrum

Program 3: Adulthood
This study Is looking for young adults under the age of 30 to to find out about the public transport needs of young adults on the autism spectrum. The findings will be used to develop an app and other resources to help young adults on the autism spectrum have better access to public transport.