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Come and join us in April for our Autism Month webinar series

Autism CRC is hosting four webinars in April as part of Autism Month 2019.

Spaces are limited, so we recommend you register today.

Diagnosis and Early Years
Wednesday 24 April
2:30 - 3:30pm (AEST)

Hear experts from across the country share the latest on:
  • the Australian Autism Biobank
  • the promise of functional near-infrared spectroscopy in autism research
  • transitioning children from early intervention programs to primary school
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Friday 26 April
12:30 - 1:30pm (AEST)

Hear from experts about:
  • a longitudinal study of Australian adults on the spectrum
  • a longitudinal study of Australian school leavers on the spectrum
  • helping young adults to plan and prepare for their working life
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Autistic Voices
Monday 29 April
1:00 - 2:00pm (AEST)

Hear from Future Leaders graduates about:
  • what being autistic means to them
  • what they would like others to know about autism
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School Years
Tuesday 30 April
10:30 - 11:30am (AEST)

Hear the latest evidence-based research on:
  • improving classroom acoustics
  • promoting school connectedness
  • InclusionED - an e-learning portal for Australian teachers
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What happens between adolescence and adulthood

The longitudinal Study of Australian School Leavers with Autism (SASLA) has now released a snapshot to understand who is taking part in this survey and what their experiences are at the time of first entering the study.

This project follows young people aged 15 to 25 years over a 2-year period. It is part of a long-term Autism CRC strategy to develop a range of assets for national and international autism research.

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Autism CRC and Aspect to deliver next Future Leaders

This month we had the pleasure of announcing the start of a new collaboration between Autism CRC and Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) to deliver the Future Leaders Program in 2019 and 2020.

Future Leaders is Australia’s first holistic leadership capacity building program for autistic adults. Program planning is currently underway, and a call for applications for both autistic individuals and placement organisations for the 2019 program will be announced in April.

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Mortality and cause of death for autistic Australians

New Autism CRC research, published in leading academic journal Autism Research, has found that the comparative mortality of autistic people is twice that of the general population.

The UNSW-based research team and Autism CRC call for a whole of health and disability systems response to this issue to improve outcomes for autistic people.

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Neurodiversity and the digital divide

How do our neurological differences shape the way we experience the web? How can we improve accessibility for all, and what does the future look like?

This month Autism CRC's Wojciech Nadachowski and Kathy Isaacs featured in Today and a radio interview with ABC's Myf Warhurst where they discussed Neurodiversity and the Digital Divide.

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Structured Teaching resources

All our latest evidence-based teaching resources can be found on our website in the ‘Knowledge Centre’.

Our Structured Teaching tools can help students who require additional support to successfully cope with transitioning between tasks and activities, commencing new tasks, and completing complex tasks. See our range of free resources such as visual schedules and work systems.

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Unity Through Diversity– 2018 Digital Art Celebration entrant

“This is a group of people celebrating diversity. It is a digital image of a collage I made.

I have included dragonflies (a diversity symbol) and an African diversity symbol on the left side shirt. I am the autistic person in the middle wearing headphones.”

Artist, Will Hazzard, aged 16.

Autism CRC is the world’s first national, cooperative research effort focused on autism. We take a whole-of-life approach to enhance the lives of people on the autism spectrum, from diagnosis and the early years to the school years and into adult life.

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