About us

Our vision is to see autistic people empowered to use their diverse strengths and interests. Autism CRC Ltd (Autism CRC) was established in 2013 under the Commonwealth Government’s Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Program, as the world’s first national, cooperative research effort focused on autism across the lifespan. Autism CRC is no longer receiving Commonwealth funding as part of the CRC Program, but the company and collaborating partners continue to pursue our vision through legacy operations which began on 1 July 2022.

We are now the independent national source of evidence for best practice in relation to autism across the lifespan and the spectrum.  

Our mission is to motivate, facilitate and translate collaborative autism research, across the life-span and the spectrum, underpinned by inclusive practices. We provide the national capacity to develop and deliver evidence-based outcomes through our unique collaboration with individuals on the spectrum, families, professionals, services providers and government. Together, we are addressing agreed needs and co-producing outputs with these stakeholders for the benefit of the community.