Related conditions

Related conditions

Research projects

OTARC research

Sleep difficulties and anxiety commonly occur in children and adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and they can negatively affect children's learning and behaviour and have a negative impact on family wellbeing. In adults these conditions impact on their everyday functioning in the community and work place. In our research projects we aim to develop a better understanding of these conditions, which ultimately will contribute to the development of better treatment methods both in Australia and in other cultures.

Current studies

  • Exploration of the nature and development of clinical anxiety in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
    Researchers: Lisa Coloca, Amanda Richdale & Mirko Uljarević
  • Exploring the presentation and experience of anxiety in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in their transition from high school to adulthood: A qualitative study.
    Researchers: Andrew Halim, Amanda Richdale & Mirko Uljarević
  • Does circadian rhythm disturbance explain insomnia in adults with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder?
    Researchers: Emma Baker, Amanda Richdale
    & Agnes Hazi (School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University)