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

  • 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