National Guideline for supporting the learning, participation, and wellbeing of autistic children and their families in Australia. Online course now available. Learn how to effectively implement the Guideline Recommendations when selecting, planning, delivering, and monitoring supports.

Online course for clinical professionals

This course is ideal for practitioners interested in implementing a best-practice, evidence-based approach within their clinical setting. A core element of the course is the integration of three in-depth Guideline in Practice case studies which all link back to the Guideline Recommendations and important community insights

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Second edition released

We’re excited to announce the release of the second edition of the National Guideline for the assessment and diagnosis of autism in Australia.

Log in or register to access the Guideline and resources through our updated Best Practice Portal.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 provide resources for best practice to deliver positive change for 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


Valuing lived experience


Solutions for long-term challenges


Truth in practice


Integrity through autonomy


Capturing opportunities together


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

The second edition provides clear and consistent Recommendations and Good Practice Points for practitioners who conduct assessments.

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.

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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

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