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New 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 currently being offered through Speech Pathology Australia and is open to members and non-members.

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Helping employers create inclusive workplaces

The IEST is now available to New Zealand employers with localised information and links for supports, services and resources thanks to a collaboration between Autism CRC and Autism New Zealand!

The workplace manual aims to improve employer confidence, employee productivity, job retention and the overall workplace success of autistic people.

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Have your say - Draft Guideline now available

A draft version of the National Guideline for supporting the learning, participation, and wellbeing of autistic children and their families in Australia is now available for community feedback.

Community consultation closes at 5:00pm (AEST) on 29 August 2022.

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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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2021 Autism CRC Awards for Achievement in Autism Spectrum Research

Three projects have received recognition for their outstanding commitment to inclusive research practices and translation of autism research. The awards were announced at an online event following the Autism CRC Annual General Meeting on 4th November, and acknowledge initiatives that exemplify the Autism CRC’s vision, mission and values.

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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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2020-21 Annual Report now available

Autism CRC’s 2020-21 Annual Report is now available. The report summarises the work undertaken by our national and international collaboration, and its impact across the lifespan for our end-user community – autistic individuals and their families, as well as those professionals and organisations that work to support them.

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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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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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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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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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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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Independent national source of evidence for best practice

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

Delivering new solutions for long-term challenges

Evidence

Guided by evidence-based research and peer review

Independence

Maintaining autonomy and integrity

Cooperation

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

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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

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

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

National Guideline for supporting autistic children and their families

A draft version of the Guideline is now available for community feedback.

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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


Special initiatives

Sylvia Rodger Academy
Secret Agency Society
Research Co-Production Partner Initiative
Australian Autism Biobank

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