Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre

Promoting Communication Skills

Activities that help parents to talk, sing, show, read and play with their young children.

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Ask a researcher

Do you have a question about research related to Autism? We may be able to help.

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Research Themes

Our research themes, partners and publications

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The Dandelion Program

Helping establish careers for people on the autism spectrum.



Hear from our researchers and families about the latest Autism research and related issues


Advances in Early Detection of Autism

Our research has led to breakthrough techniques for diagnosing young children with autism.

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News on our Blog

The latest research findings and other articles of interest


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ADOS training

We offer courses for clinicians and researchers on the diagnostic assessment of Autism.

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Parent resources

OTARC used to operate an Early Assessment Clinic that provided autism assessment for young children. Now that this centre has closed (due to a lack of funding), the best way for parents in Victoria to find qualified health professionals to perform autism assessment and/or therapy is via the various resources listed on the Amaze (Victoria) website

Parent resources - AMAZE

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