Our history

Autism CRC Ltd was established in 2013 to manage the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism – the world’s first national, cooperative research effort focused on autism across the lifespan. Together, we worked to address community needs, and in doing so changed the scope and shape of the research funding landscape.

View a list of our past Participants, researchers and scholars from this period.

Our legacy

Autism CRC has now become the independent national source of evidence for best practice in relation to autism across the lifespan and the spectrum.

Autism CRC transitioned to its post CRC Program operations on 1 July 2022, with new company membership. We continue to operate our successful collaborative model for the conduct of research and its translation to practice. Autism CRC and our collaborating partners continue to pursue our vision to see autistic people empowered to use their diverse strengths and interests.

We remain committed to inclusive research practices and co-production with autistic people and their supporters, to ensure our research provides practical and tangible outputs that benefit the community.

Autism CRC continues to work with government and others in securing major program-based funding to address significant areas of need.