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Peer-reviewed articles

Diagnostic Accuracy of the Social Attention and Communication Surveillance-Revised With Preschool Tool for Early Autism Detection in Very Young Children
Understanding language preference: Autism knowledge, experience of stigma and autism identity
Brief Report: Learning about autism: Is the source of autism knowledge associated with differences in autism knowledge, autism identity, and experiences of stigma
The stereotype content model and disabilities
  • Canton, E., Hedley, D., & Spoor, J. R. Journal of Social Psychology.
The Early Childhood Signs of Autism in Females: a Systematic Review
  • Chellew, T., Barbaro, J., & Freeman, N.C. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
Brief Report: Discrete Effortful Control Skills Moderate Relations Between Childhood Behavioural Inhibition and Mental Health Difficulties in Autistic Youth
Continuity of temperament subgroup classifications from infancy to toddlerhood in the context of early autism traits
  • Chetcuti, L., Uljarević, M., Varcin, K. J., Boutrus, M., Dimov, S., Pillar, S., Barbaro, J., Dissanayake, C. … & AICES Team. Autism Research.
Characteristics of children attending an autism specific early learning and care setting prior to and following introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Does exercise affect quality of life and participation of adolescents and adults with cerebral palsy: a systematic review
  • Czencz, J., Shields, N., Wallen, M., Wilson, P. H., McGuckian, T. B., & Imms, C. Disability and rehabilitation.
Leisure, employment, community participation and quality of life in caregivers of autistic children: A scoping review
Parental experience of an early developmental surveillance programme for autism within Australian general practice: a qualitative study
Eating Challenges in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Development and Validation of the “Aut-Eat” Questionnaire (AEQ)
  • Gal, E., Gal-Mishael, R., Vissoker, R. E., Hedley, D., Bury, S. M., & Stolar, O. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
The Efficacy of Disability Employment Service (DES) Providers Working with Autistic Clients
The Suicidal Ideation Attributes Scale-Modified (SIDAS-M): Development and preliminary validation of a new scale for the measurement of suicidal ideation in autistic adults
Cost-benefit analysis of a non-government organization and Australian government collaborative supported employment program for autistic people
Suicide by young Australians, 2006–2015: a cross-sectional analysis of national coronial data [Letter]
  • Hedley, D., Stokes, M. A., & Trollor, J. N. Medical Journal of Australia.
Autistic Adults' Experiences of Diagnosis Disclosure
  • Huang, Y., Hwang, Y. I. J., Arnold, S. R. C., Lawson, L. P., Richdale, A. L., & Trollor, J. N. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
Social Support Initiatives That Facilitate Exercise Participation in Community Gyms for People with Disability: A Scoping Review
  • Kennedy, R. A., McKenzie, G., Holmes, C., & Shields, N. International journal of environmental research and public health.
Preliminary Validation and Feasibility of the Autism Detection in Early Childhood-Virtual (ADEC-V) for Autism Telehealth Evaluations in a Hospital Setting
  • Kryszak, E. M., Albright, C. M., Stephenson, K. G., Nevill, R. E., Hedley, D., et al. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
Sensorimotor Surveillance in the First Year of Life: Imperatives for Physical and Occupational Therapy Practice. A Commentary on "Posture Matters: Object Manipulation during the Transition to Arms-Free Sitting in Infants at Elevated vs. Typical Likelihood for Autism Spectrum Disorder"
  • Lane, A. E., & Heathcock, J. Physical & occupational therapy in pediatrics.
Patterns of sensory modulation by age and sex in young people on the autism spectrum
  • Lane, A. E., Simpson, K., Masi, A., Grove, R., Moni, M. A., et al. Autism Research.
ACT-i, an insomnia intervention for autistic adults: A pilot study
  • Lawson, L., Richdale, A. L., Denney, K., & Morris, E. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy.
Do the means affect the ends? Radical tactics influence motivation and action tendencies via the perceived legitimacy and efficacy of those actions
  • Lizzio‐Wilson, M., Thomas, E. F., Louis, W. R., Amiot, C. E., Bury, S. M., et al. European journal of social psychology.
The Lancet Commission on the future of care and clinical research in autism [Review]
  • Lord, C., Charman, T., Havdahl, A., Carbone, P., Anagnostou, E., … Dissanayake, C. et al. The Lancet.
Visual Detection and Decoding Skills of Aerial Photography by Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Marciano, H., Gal, E., Kimchi, R., Hedley, D., Goldfarb, Y., & Bonneh, Y. S. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
A conceptual model of risk and protective factors for autistic burnout
Brief report: bidirectional association of core autism features and cognitive abilities in early childhood
  • McGowan, K., Berends, D., Hudry, K., Vivanti, G., Dissanayake, C. & Bent, C. A. Journal of autism and developmental disorders.
Factors associated with the early emergence of atypical feeding behaviours in infants and young children: A scoping review
Associations between coping strategies and mental health outcomes in autistic adults
Coping-resilience profiles and experiences of stress in autistic adults
Conceptualising Autistic Masking, Camouflaging, and Neurotypical Privilege: Towards a Minority Group Model of Neurodiversity
Consumer engagement in doctoral research - what difference does it make?.
Progressive resistance training in young people with Prader-Willi syndrome: protocol for a randomised trial (PRESTO)
  • Shields, N., Bennell, K. L., Southby, A., Rice, L. J., Markovic, T., Bigby, C., et al. BMJ open.
Changes in Knowledge on the Signs of Autism in Young Children (11–30 Months) among Female Community Health Volunteers in Nepal
The utility of LENA as an indicator of developmental outcomes for young children with autism
  • Sulek, R., Smith, J., Bent, C. A., Hudry, K., Trembath, D., Vivanti, G., & Dissanayake, C. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders.
Spoken Language Change in Children on the Autism Spectrum Receiving Community-Based Interventions
  • Trembath, D., Stainer, M., Caithness, T., Dissanayake, C.… Tucker, M. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
Social and Behavioural Outcomes of School Aged Autistic Children Who Received Community-Based Early Interventions
  • Vinen, Z., Clark, M., & Dissanayake, C. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
Characteristics of children on the autism spectrum who benefit the most from receiving intervention in inclusive versus specialised early childhood education settings
  • Vivanti, G., Bent, C., Capes, K., Upson, S., Hudry, K., Dissanayake, C. & The Victorian, A. T. Autism Research.
Parent-infant interaction quality is related to preterm status and sensory processing
  • Woolard, A., Coleman, A., Johnson, T., Wakely, K., Campbell, L. E., … & Lane, A. E. Infant behavior & development.

Baker, E. K., Arora, S., Amor, D. J., Date, P., Cross, M., O’Brien, J., Simons, C., Rogers, C., Goodall, S., Slee, J., Cahir, C., & Godler, D. E. (2021). The Cost of Raising Individuals with Fragile X or Chromosome 15 Imprinting Disorders in Australia. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Ballester-Navarro, P., Martínez-Madrid, M. J., Javaloyes-Sanchís, A., Belda-Cantó, C., Aguilar, V., Inda, M. D. M., Richdale, A. L., Muriel, J., Morales, D., & Peiró, A. M. (2021). Interplay of circadian clock and melatonin pathway gene variants in adults with autism, intellectual disability and sleep problems. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 81, Article 101715.

Barbaro, J., & Freeman, N. C. (2021). Investigating gender differences in the early markers of Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) in infants and toddlers. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 83, Article 101745.

Barbaro, J., Masi, A., Gilbert, M., Nair, R., Abdullahi, I., Descallar, J., Dissanayake, C., Eastwood, J., Hasan, I., Jalaludin, B., Karlov, L., Khan, F., Kohlhoff, J., Liaw, S. T., Lingam, R., Mendoza Diaz, A., Ong, N., Tam, C. W. M., Unwin, K., . . . Eapen, V. (2021). A Multistate Trial of an Early Surveillance Program for Autism Within General Practices in Australia. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 9, Article 640359.

Bury, S. M., Flower, R. L., Zulla, R., Nicholas, D. B., & Hedley, D. (2021). Workplace Social Challenges Experienced by Employees on the Autism Spectrum: An International Exploratory Study Examining Employee and Supervisor Perspectives. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 51(5), 1614-1627.

Chetcuti, L., Uljarević, M., Ellis-Davies, K., Hardan, A. Y., Whitehouse, A. J. O., Hedley, D., Putnam, S., Hudry, K., & Prior, M. R. (2021). Temperament in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A systematic review [Review]. Clinical Psychology Review, 85, Article 101984.

Chetcuti, L., Uljarević, M., Varcin, K. J., Boutrus, M., Pillar, S., Dimov, S., Barbaro, J., Dissanayake, C., Green, J., Wan, M. W., Segal, L., Slonims, V., Whitehouse, A. J. O., Hudry, K., Iacono, T., Maybery, M., Renton, M., Sadka, N., Wakeling, S., . . . The, A. T. (2021). Caregiver Psychological Distress Predicts Temperament and Social-Emotional Outcomes in Infants with Autism Traits. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, 49(12), 1669-1681.

DeBoth, K. K., Reynolds, S., Lane, S. J., Carretta, H., Lane, A. E., & Schaaf, R. C. (2021). Neurophysiological Correlates of Sensory-Based Phenotypes in ASD. Child Psychiatry and Human Development.

Fanning, P. A. J., Sparaci, L., Dissanayake, C., Hocking, D. R., & Vivanti, G. (2021). Functional play in young children with autism and Williams syndrome: A cross-syndrome comparison. Child Neuropsychology, 27(1), 125-149.

Flower, R. L., Dickens, L. M., & Hedley, D. (2021). Barriers to Employment: Raters' Perceptions of Male Autistic and Non-Autistic Candidates during a Simulated Job Interview and the Impact of Diagnostic Disclosure. Autism in Adulthood, 3(4), 300-309.

Flower, R. L., Richdale, A. L., & Lawson, L. P. (2021). Brief Report: What Happens After School? Exploring Post-school Outcomes for a Group of Autistic and Non-autistic Australian Youth. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 51(4), 1385-1391.

Gabis, L. V., Gross, R., & Barbaro, J. (2021). Editorial: Personalized Precision Medicine in Autism Spectrum-Related Disorders [Editorial]. Frontiers in Neurology, 12, Article 730852.

Goldfarb, Y., Zafrani, O., Hedley, D., Yaari, M., & Gal, E. (2021). Autistic adults’ subjective experiences of hoarding and self-injurious behaviors. Autism, 25(5), 1457-1468.

Harper-Hill, K., Trembath, D., Clark, M., Bruck, S., & Saggers, B. (2021). Meeting the communication needs of students on the autism spectrum in Australian classrooms: Adjustments reported by educators and specialists. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 23(2), 191-200.

Hedley, D., Hayward, S. M., Denney, K., Uljarević, M., Bury, S., Sahin, E., Brown, C. M., Clapperton, A., Dissanayake, C., Robinson, J., Trollor, J., & Stokes, M. A. (2021). The association between COVID-19, personal wellbeing, depression, and suicide risk factors in Australian autistic adults. Autism Research, 14(12), 2663-2676. *top downloaded article in this journal in first 12 months

Hedley, D., Spoor, J. R., Cai, R. Y., Uljarevic, M., Bury, S., Gal, E., Moss, S., Richdale, A., Bartram, T., & Dissanayake, C. (2021). Advances in Autism, 7(1), 28-40.

Hedley, D., Uljarević, M., Cai, R. Y., Bury, S. M., Stokes, M. A., & Evans, D. W. (2021). Domains of the autism phenotype, cognitive control, and rumination as transdiagnostic predictors of DSM-5 suicide risk. PLoS ONE, 16(1 January), Article e0245562.

Huang, Y., Arnold, S. R. C., Foley, K. R., Lawson, L. P., Richdale, A. L., & Trollor, J. N. (2021). Factors associated with age at autism diagnosis in a community sample of Australian adults. Autism Research, 14(12), 2677-2687.

Licari, M. K., Varcin, K., Hudry, K., Leonard, H. C., Alvares, G. A., Pillar, S. V., Stevenson, P. G., Cooper, M. N., Whitehouse, A. J. O., Barbaro, J., Boutrus, M., Chetcuti, L., Dissanayake, C., Green, J., Iacono, T., Maybery, M., Segal, L., Slonims, V., Wan, M. W., . . . the, A. T. (2021). The course and prognostic capability of motor difficulties in infants showing early signs of autism. Autism Research, 14(8), 1759-1768.

Mallise, C. A., Lane, A. E., Murphy, V. E., Woolard, A., Whalen, O. M., Gibson, P. G., Karayanidis, F., & Campbell, L. E. (2021). Developmental Profiles of Infants with an Elevated Likelihood of Autism Who Were Born to Mothers with Asthma: a Case Series. Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 5(4), 473-487.

Mallise, C. A., Murphy, V. E., Campbell, L. E., Woolard, A. J., Whalen, O. M., Milton, G., Mattes, J., Collison, A., Gibson, P. G., Karayanidis, F., & Lane, A. E. (2021). Early Sensory and Temperament Features in Infants Born to Mothers With Asthma: A Cross-Sectional Study. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, Article 713804.

Mallise, C. A., Murphy, V. E., Karayanidis, F., Armstrong, H., Whalen, O. M., Woolard, A. J., Gibson, P. G., Mattes, J., Collison, A., Lane, A. E., & Campbell, L. E. (2021). Parenting stress in mothers with asthma during the postpartum period. Journal of Asthma.

Masi, A., Dissanayake, C., Alach, T., Cameron, K., Fordyce, K., Frost, G., Grove, R., Heussler, H., Silove, N., Sulek, R., Tucker, M., Williams, K., & Eapen, V. (2021). Clinical outcomes and associated predictors of early intervention in autism spectrum disorder: A study protocol. BMJ Open, 11(8), Article e047290.

Mazurek, M., & Richdale, A. L. (2021). Editors’ Prologue and Introduction to the Special Issue [Editorial]. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 88, Article 101850.

Mozolic-Staunton, B., Barbaro, J., Yoxall, J., & Donelly, M. (2021). Monitoring children’s development in early childhood education settings to promote early detection of autism. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 46(2), 163-178.

Muniandy, M., Richdale, A. L., Arnold, S. R. C., Trollor, J. N., & Lawson, L. P. (2021). Factor structure and psychometric properties of the Brief COPE in autistic older adolescents and adults. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 84, Article 101764.

Muniandy, M., Richdale, A. L., Arnold, S. R. C., Trollor, J. N., & Lawson, L. P. (2021). Inter-relationships between trait resilience, coping strategies, and mental health outcomes in autistic adults. Autism Research, 14(10), 2156-2168.

Ray, K., Dally, K., Colyvas, K., & Lane, A. E. (2021). The Effects of a Whole-Class Kindergarten Handwriting Intervention on Early Reading Skills [Conference Paper]. Reading Research Quarterly, 56(S1), S193-S207.

Ray, K., Dally, K., & Lane, A. E. (2021). Impact of A Co-taught Handwriting Intervention for Kindergarten Children in A School Setting: A Pilot, Single Cohort Study. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, and Early Intervention.

Ray, K., Dally, K., Rowlandson, L., Tam, K. I., & Lane, A. E. (2021). The relationship of handwriting ability and literacy in kindergarten: a systematic review [Review]. Reading and Writing.

Roussis, S., Richdale, A. L., Katz, T., Malow, B. A., Barbaro, J., & Sadka, N. (2021). Behaviour, cognition, and autism symptoms and their relationship with sleep problem severity in young children with autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 83, Article 101743.

Sheedy, A. J., Brent, J., Dally, K., Ray, K., & Lane, A. E. (2021). Handwriting Readiness among Digital Native Kindergarten Students. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 41(6), 655-669.

Shrestha, R., Dissanayake, C., & Barbaro, J. (2021). Caregivers’ knowledge of autism in a local peri-urban community of Nepal: A cross-sectional study in Kirtipur, Kathmandu. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 80, Article 101696.

Shrestha, R., Dissanayake, C., & Barbaro, J. (2021). Implementing and evaluating Social Attention and Communication Surveillance (SACS) to prospectively identify autism in very young children in Nepal. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 115, Article 104013.

Shui, A. M., Richdale, A. L., & Katz, T. (2021). Evaluating sleep quality using the CSHQ-Autism. Sleep Medicine, 87, 69-76.

Smith, J., Sulek, R., Abdullahi, I., Green, C. C., Bent, C. A., Dissanayake, C., & Hudry, K. (2021). Comparison of mental health, well-being and parenting sense of competency among Australian and South-East Asian parents of autistic children accessing early intervention in Australia. Autism, 25(6), 1784-1796.

Spoor, J. R., Bury, S. M., & Hedley, D. (2021). Non-autistic employees’ perspectives on the implementation of an autism employment programme. Autism, 25(8), 2177-2188.

Spoor, J. R., Flower, R. L., Bury, S. M., & Hedley, D. (2021). Employee engagement and commitment to two Australian autism employment programs: associations with workload and perceived supervisor support. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Thomas, E. F., McGarty, C., Louis, W. R., Wenzel, M., Bury, S., & Woodyatt, L. (2021). It’s About Time! Identifying and Explaining Unique Trajectories of Solidarity-Based Collective Action to Support People in Developing Countries. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Trembath, D., Sutherland, R., Caithness, T., Dissanayake, C., Eapen, V., Fordyce, K., Frost, G., Iacono, T., Mahler, N., Masi, A., Paynter, J., Pye, K., Reilly, S., Rose, V., Sievers, S., Thirumanickam, A., Westerveld, M., & Tucker, M. (2021). Clinician Proposed Predictors of Spoken Language Outcomes for Minimally Verbal Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 51(2), 564-575.

Tzelepis, F., Mitchell, A., Wilson, L., Byrnes, E., Haschek, A., Leigh, L., & Oldmeadow, C. (2021). The Long-Term Effectiveness of Internet-Based Interventions on Multiple Health Risk Behaviors: Systematic Review and Robust Variance Estimation Meta-analysis [Review]. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(12), Article e23513.

Unwin, K. L., Powell, G., & Jones, C. R. G. (2021). A sequential mixed-methods approach to exploring the experiences of practitioners who have worked in multi-sensory environments with autistic children. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 118, Article 104061.

Unwin, K. L., Powell, G., & Jones, C. R. G. (2021). The use of Multi-Sensory Environments with autistic children: Exploring the effect of having control of sensory changes. Autism.

Waddington, H., Shepherd, D., van der Meer, L., Powell-Hector, N., Wilson, E., & Barbaro, J. (2021). Brief Report: Training New Zealand Well Child/Tamariki Ora Nurses on Early Autism Signs Using the Social Attention and Communication Surveillance-Revised. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Whitehouse, A. J. O., Varcin, K. J., Pillar, S., Billingham, W., Alvares, G. A., Barbaro, J., Bent, C. A., Blenkley, D., Boutrus, M., Chee, A., Chetcuti, L., Clark, A., Davidson, E., Dimov, S., Dissanayake, C., Doyle, J., Grant, M., Green, C. C., Harrap, M., . . . Hudry, K. (2021). Effect of Preemptive Intervention on Developmental Outcomes among Infants Showing Early Signs of Autism: A Randomized Clinical Trial of Outcomes to Diagnosis. JAMA Pediatrics, 175(11), Article e213298.

Woolard, A., Lane, A. E., Campbell, L. E., Whalen, O. M., Swaab, L., Karayanidis, F., Barker, D., Murphy, V., & Benders, T. (2021). Infant and Child-Directed Speech Used with Infants and Children at Risk or Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder: a Scoping Review [Review]. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Yap, C. X., Alvares, G. A., Henders, A. K., Lin, T., Wallace, L., Farrelly, A., McLaren, T., Berry, J., Vinkhuyzen, A. A. E., Trzaskowski, M., Zeng, J., Yang, Y., Cleary, D., Grove, R., Hafekost, C., Harun, A., Holdsworth, H., Jellett, R., Khan, F., . . . Gratten, J. (2021). Analysis of common genetic variation and rare CNVs in the Australian Autism Biobank. Molecular Autism, 12(1), Article 12.

Yap, C. X., Henders, A. K., Alvares, G. A., Wood, D. L. A., Krause, L., Tyson, G. W., Restuadi, R., Wallace, L., McLaren, T., Hansell, N. K., Cleary, D., Grove, R., Hafekost, C., Harun, A., Holdsworth, H., Jellett, R., Khan, F., Lawson, L. P., Leslie, J., . . . Gratten, J. (2021). Autism-related dietary preferences mediate autism-gut microbiome associations. Cell, 184(24), 5916-5931.e5917.

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