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.
- Relationship between intellectual ability, anxiety and sleep problems in adults on the autism spectrum.
Researchers: Amanda Richdale & Pura Ballester Navarro
- Intervention for insomnia in adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Researchers: Amanda Richdale, Eric Morris, Lauren Lawson
Funding: Building Healthy Communities RFA grant