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Autism CRC Awards for Achievement in Autism Spectrum Research

Research Awards now open

Our annual awards recognise and celebrate research and development initiatives that are exemplary of the Autism CRC’s vision, mission and values. The awards are open to all organisations and researchers and recognise achievements in inclusive research practice and the translation of autism research into practice, products, policy and programs that benefit the autistic and broader autism communities.

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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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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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Research academy participants

Research Program

The third program in research co-production is being delivered by the Sylvia Rodger Academy in 2020. The Research Program, previously delivered in 2015 and 2017, upskills autistic adults and autism researchers to work together as co-producers of research.

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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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2018-19 Autism CRC Annual Report title with accompanying photographs

2018-2019 Annual Report now available

The 2018-19 year again saw our unique national collaboration not only deliver on program milestones, but positively contribute to autism-related practice and policy, community capacity and the nature of autism research. Read our annual report for a high-level overview of our achievements to date as well as financial data reports and performance against all of our CRC Program milestones.

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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

Inclusion

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

Innovation

New solutions for long term challenges

Independence

Guided by evidence-based research, integrity and peer review

Cooperation

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

Our programs

News

  • Awards open to celebrate quality research

    We are proud to announce the opening of the annual Autism CRC Awards for Achievement in Autism Spectrum Research. The awards are open to all organisations and researchers and recognise achievements in inclusive research practice and the translation of autism research into practice, products, policy and programs that benefit the autistic and broader autism communities.

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  • “Go higher. Think bigger.” - myWAY Employability

    "Don't limit yourself. Go higher. Think bigger." That’s the advice 20-year-old Liam Picen has for other autistic young people planning for their working life. myWAY Employability is Autism CRC’s latest offering and was launched in August by Jackie Coates, Head of Telstra Foundation.

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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.