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A step in the 'write' direction

A new app is now available to help children, including those on the autism spectrum, harness their writing potential. The co-designed iPad app, StepWrite, helps children improve their writing and addresses many of the challenges associated with fine motor and perceptual skills required for handwriting. It also helps with conceptual and language skills required for written composition.

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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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New resources to support best practice assessment and diagnosis of autism

National Guideline Toolkit now available

We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new National Guideline Implementation Toolkit to help clinicians to upskill and deliver the recommendations in the National Guideline. Individuals undergoing an assessment, parents and caregivers can also access resources that explain the Guideline and what to expect from an assessment.

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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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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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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


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.

  • AEIOU Foundation
  • Autism New Zealand
  • Autism Queensland
  • Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)
  • Curtin University
  • Department of Education QLD
  • F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
  • Griffith University
  • La Trobe University
  • Mater Medical Research Institute Ltd
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Western Australia