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Australian Autism Research Council Community Consultation

The Australian Autism Research Council (AARC) is now calling on autistic Australians, families, carers, and the autism community to have their say in the future of autism research priorities. The outcome of this community consultation process will help guide the future focus of autism research activities and research funding in Australia.

Consultation is open from 1st - 30th June 2019

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New Research Co-Production Partners

We are pleased to announce our first official Autism CRC Research Co-production Partners: Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect), Curtin University, Macquarie University and University of Southern Queensland.

These organisations have demonstrated a sustained commitment to quality research co-production, producing translatable outcomes relevant to the needs of the community.

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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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Unveiling the Sylvia Rodger Academy

We have officially launched the Sylvia Rodger Academy.

The Academy will deliver nationwide programs that are co-designed and developed with autistic adults, with the aim of empowering autistic adults to contribute to policy and practice impacting upon their lives.

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National Guideline for ASD in Australia

National Autism Guideline now available

The Guideline aims to create greater consistency in diagnostic practices across the country to ensure individuals on the autism spectrum and their families can receive the optimal clinical care.

The community has been requesting a national and consistent guideline for autism assessment and diagnosis for many years, and we are pleased to release a guideline that responds to this need.

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Our vision and mission

Autistic people empowered to discover and use their diverse strengths and interests, with our mission to motivate, facilitate and translate collaborative autism research across the life span, underpinned by inclusive practices.

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Our programs

News

  • Community consultation is now open

    The Australian Autism Research Council (AARC) is now calling on autistic Australians, families, carers, and the autism community to have their say on the future of autism research priorities. The outcome of this community consultation process will help guide the future focus of autism research activities and research funding in Australia. An online survey and submissions process is now open.

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  • Participant Day 2019

    In early April Autism CRC Participants attended a one-day workshop in Brisbane.

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Special initiatives

Sylvia Rodger Academy
Secret Agency Society
Australian Autism Biobank

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.