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2019-20 Annual Report

Autism CRC's national collaboration continues to deliver quality project outputs resulting in significant impact upon autism-related practice and policy. These are building the capacity of individuals, the service sector and the community across Australia and across the lifespan.

Find out more in the 2019-20 Annual Report.

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A landmark report for families, clinicians, researchers and policy makers

Landmark report published

Autism CRC's latest report for families, clinicians, researchers and policy makers synthesises the best available high-quality evidence about interventions for children on the autism spectrum. It provides families and clinicians with the best opportunity to make informed decisions when choosing interventions.

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Building Connectedness and Wellbeing for Young Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum

Website to combat anxiety and depression

We are delighted to release our new website, autismteenwellbeing.com.au. The Autism Teen Wellbeing website provides resources and strategies to help build protective factors against depression and anxiety for young people by cultivating a sense of belonging and the ability to regulate emotions in the face of stress.

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Announcing new Research Co-Production Partners

We are pleased to welcome two more organisations to Autism CRC’s Research Co-production Partner Initiative, University of Wollongong and University of New South Wales. These organisations have demonstrated a commitment to research co-production on a sustained basis, and join our existing Autism CRC Co-Production Partners.

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Explore your strengths and interests

myWAY Employability can help to improve the self-determination of autistic young people to plan and prepare for their working life. myWAY Employability will help you identify your strengths, interests, learning and environmental preferences, and then match this information to potential relevant careers and employment pathways.

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Join inclusionED today!

inclusionED is a new online professional learning community designed with educators, for educators. It provides evidence-based practices, tools and resources to support diverse learners. The online platform assists educators to support their students, whether they are at school or learning from home. Parents can also utilise the free tools to support their children to learn from home.

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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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Access the National Autism Guideline

Australia’s first National Guideline for the assessment and diagnosis of autism was launched in 2018. The Guideline aims to create greater consistency in diagnostic practices across the country to ensure individuals on the autism spectrum and their families receive optimal clinical care. We are pleased to make the Guideline available to clinicians and the autism community.

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Autism CRC is the world's first national cooperative research effort focused on autism across the life-span

Our vision

Autistic people empowered to use their diverse strengths and interests

Our mission

Motivate, facilitate and translate collaborative autism research, across the life-span and the spectrum, underpinned by inclusive practices

Our values


Working together with those with the lived experience of autism in all we do


New solutions for long term challenges


Guided by evidence-based research, integrity and peer review


Bringing benefits to our partners; capturing opportunities they cannot capture alone

Our programs


  • 2019-20 Annual Report achievement highlights

    Autism CRC’s 2019-20 Annual Report is now available. We approached the 2019-20 year with a focus on two overarching objectives: completing our current program with an emphasis on the translation and utilisation of our project outputs for impact in our user community; and the transition of our assets and activities to a legacy operation beyond the CRC term.

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  • Landmark report on evidence for interventions for children on the autism spectrum

    We are pleased to announce the publication of a landmark report for families, clinicians, researchers and policy makers, which synthesises the best available high-quality evidence about interventions for children on the autism spectrum aged up to 12 years.

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Special initiatives

Sylvia Rodger Academy
Secret Agency Society
Australian Autism Biobank
Research Co-Production Partner Initiative
inclusionED - supporting diverse learners
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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.