Since 2008, we have expanded autism knowledge through high-quality scientific research.
Our findings have informed resources, tools, training and support for autistic people, their families and those that support them. Thank you to our research participants and partners for your support.
Resources and tools
- Development of effective early identification strategies and tools to aid the earlier diagnoses of children
- Launched world-first early detection of autism app ASDetect, now translated into Spanish and Mandarin, the worlds two most common languages
- Developed autism-specific evidence-based content for the Raising Children Network (RCN) website
- Confirmed validity of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale (HADS), Patient Health Questionaire-9 (PHQ-9) and the Brief COPE in Autistic Adults (in partnership with the Autism CRC)
- Development of world-first suicide prevention website The Suicide Response Project specifically targeting neurodiverse and LGBTIQA+ communities, to help friends, family and peers come to their aid
- Creation of resources for neurodiverse students transitioning to higher education at the Neurodiversity Hub
- Creation of Supporting a neurodiverse workforce: A mental health and well-being resource and training package.
Training and support
- Trained all Victorian and Tasmanian Maternal and Child Health nurses in early autism signs
- Trained all early childhood medical professionals in Tianjin (China’s fourth largest city) on early autism signs
- Creation of world-first online mental health and wellbeing training for managers of autistic staff
- Developed Australia’s first undergraduate subject on autism, Understanding and Support for Autism
- Co-developed the National Early Days workshops for families together with the Parenting Research Centre
- Trained female health volunteers in Nepal in early autism signs.
- Jointly founded the Australasian Society for Autism Research (ASfAR)