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Autism CRC Research Awards announced at ASfAR

Autism CRC is proud to announce the recipients of the 2023 Autism CRC Awards for Achievement in Autism Research.

This year, we presented one award for Best Inclusive Research Practice and two awards for Best Translation of Autism Research.

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Australia’s first national guideline for supporting autistic children

The new Guideline provides clear and consistent Recommendations and Practice Points for practitioners who deliver supports to autistic children and their families, to ensure they are doing so in ways that are effective, safe and desirable to children and their families.

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New and improved myWAY Employability

Career exploration and team collaboration is now even easier! New functionality includes a responsive goal builder that helps you get started on the career journey you want, and an enhanced Dashboard, connecting you with your nominated myWAY team. Our new domain name mywayemployability.au is a nod to the autistic people who co-designed this platform with us.

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Image with cartoon drawings of people and text: Helping autistic people navigate the world of employment, understand workplace rights and develop self-advocacy skills

Self-Advocacy @ Work website now available

Designed to equip and empower autistic people to self-advocate for themselves in the workplace, Self-Advocacy @   Work is the perfect example of ‘by us, for us’, with the voices, experiences and needs of the autistic community embedded throughout.

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Participatory and Inclusive Autism Research Practice Guides

The latest Participatory and Inclusive Autism Research Practice Guides are now available! The Guides contain an overview of important participatory research principles, concepts, and practices, followed by six focussed guides addressing both participatory and inclusive research.

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Photograph: A man wearing glasses sit on a lounge and looks towards the floor. A woman sits off to his side, listening to him talking. Text: Implementing the National Guideline for Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism. Learn how provide an evidence-based clinical pathway for all individuals and families during their autism assessment and diagnosis journey.

Short online course for clinical professionals

Open to all key clinical professions, including primary health care providers such as GPs, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, paediatricians, psychologists, and psychiatrists, the course is available through Speech Pathology Australia and Occupational Therapy Australia. Open to members and non-members.

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Independent national source of evidence for best practice

Our vision

Autistic people with quality of life and opportunity

Our mission

Initiate, co-produce and translate collaborative research and best practice guidance that delivers positive change for all autistic people

Our objectives

Autism CRC provides the independent, national capacity to develop and deliver evidence-based outcomes through our unique collaboration with the autism community, research organisations, education and health professionals, industry and government

Our values

Inclusion

Valuing lived experience

Innovation

Solutions for long-term challenges

Evidence

Truth in practice

Independence

Integrity through autonomy

Cooperation

Capturing opportunities together

News

  • 2023 Annual General Meeting and Annual Report release

    We were delighted to host Clare Gibellini, Co-chair of the National Autism Strategy Oversight Council, at our Annual General Meeting and post-AGM event on 28 November. Clare gave an enlightening and informed update of the Strategy’s progress.

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  • Autism CRC Research Awards announced at ASfAR

    Announced at at the Australasian Society for Autism Research (ASfAR) conference, the Awards recognised three projects for their outstanding commitment to inclusive research practices and translation of autism research.

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Our work

Autism CRC is the independent national source of evidence for best practice in relation to autism across the lifespan and the spectrum. Find out more about our program of work.

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Key resources

Knowledge Centre

A single online gateway to autism resources, tools and publications.

National Guideline for the Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism

Defines the clinical best practice and a new diagnostic standard

National Guideline for supporting the learning, participation, and wellbeing of autistic children and their families

The new Guideline provides clear and consistent Recommendations and Practice Points for practitioners who deliver supports to autistic children and their families.

Logo of inclusionED with tagline, supporting diverse learners

inclusionED

An online professional learning community, co‑designed with educators, for educators.

myWAY Employability

Helps autistic young people to take control of their future and prepare for working life.

The Integrated Employment Success Tool (IEST)

An evidence-based guide for employers of autistic adults

Participatory and Inclusive Autism Research Practice Guides

Practical resources to ensure end-user driven research that delivers real outcomes that benefit the community

Interventions for children on the autism spectrum: A synthesis of research evidence

Landmark report provides families and clinicians the best opportunity to make informed decisions when choosing interventions


Special initiatives

Sylvia Rodger Academy
Australian Autism Biobank
Australasian Autism Research Council
Secret Agency Society
Research Co-Production Partner Initiative
Self=Advoacy @ Work

Our Members

Autism CRC’s Members are the cornerstone of our formal network of national and international stakeholders, and share our vision to see autistic people empowered to use their diverse strengths and interests. 

  • Autism New Zealand
  • Curtin University
  • Griffith University
  • Mater Research Ltd
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
  • Telethon Kids Institute
  • The University of Queensland
  • Victoria University of Wellington