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News from the AARC

Find out about two new developments from the Australian Autism Research Council (AARC).

The AARC has now released the Report of the Australian Autism Research Priorities 2019 and is calling for expressions of interest for membership of AARC for the next term (Jan 2020 – Dec 2021).

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New Research Co-Production Partners

We are pleased to announce our first official Autism CRC Research Co-production Partners: Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect), Curtin University, Macquarie University and University of Southern Queensland.

These organisations have demonstrated a sustained commitment to quality research co-production, producing translatable outcomes relevant to the needs of the community.

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Register to access the Australian Autism Biobank

The Australian Autism Biobank is a long awaited resource that will aid in increasing our knowledge of the autism spectrum and co-occurring conditions.

We had more than 2,900 autistic and non-autistic children and adults participate, from across Australia. We collected biological samples and questionnaire data.

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Unveiling the Sylvia Rodger Academy

We have officially launched the Sylvia Rodger Academy.

The Academy will deliver nationwide programs that are co-designed and developed with autistic adults, with the aim of empowering autistic adults to contribute to policy and practice impacting upon their lives.

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National Guideline for ASD in Australia

National Autism Guideline now available

The Guideline aims to create greater consistency in diagnostic practices across the country to ensure individuals on the autism spectrum and their families can receive the optimal clinical care.

The community has been requesting a national and consistent guideline for autism assessment and diagnosis for many years, and we are pleased to release a guideline that responds to this need.

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Our vision and mission

Autistic people empowered to discover and use their diverse strengths and interests, with our mission to motivate, facilitate and translate collaborative autism research across the life span, underpinned by inclusive practices.

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Our programs

News

  • 2019 Future Leaders announced

    Autism CRC's Sylvia Rodger Academy is proud to partnering with Aspect to deliver the 2019 Future Leaders Program. We welcome the 2019 Leaders who come from around Australia.

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  • Autism HealthPathways launched

    The first-known evidence-based clinical care pathways for people on the autism spectrum across their lifespan are now a reality, with the launch of the Autism HealthPathways Initiative in Mackay on 31 August.

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Special initiatives

Sylvia Rodger Academy
Secret Agency Society
Australian Autism Biobank

Essential participants

Autism CRC’s Essential Participants help shape our programs and share our collective ambition of transforming lives through collaborative research. We are also supported by a large number of Other Participants and Partners who work with us together to translate our research into real, positive benefits for autistic people.