The Autism Association of WA continues to engage in wide-ranging research, including projects funded through one of the Federal Government’s Cooperative Research Centres: Autism CRC. Autism CRC is the world’s first national cooperative research effort focused on Autism. The research takes a ‘whole life’ approach to Autism, with a focus on diagnosis, education and adult life.
Other research projects in which the Autism Association participates, are funded through the Department of Social Services (DSS) as part of the Child and Family Outcomes Strategy (CFOS). In addition, throughout the year, we may meet requests from PhD candidates also those from post-doctoral researchers by linking them to families who may be interested to participate in Autism research. Outlined are a range of research projects we are currently engaged in across Australia.
- “The big wide world of school”– Supporting children on the autism spectrum to successfully transition to primary school: Perspectives from parents and early intervention professionals – published in the Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology
- A Critically Appraised Paper, published in the Australian Occupational Therapy Journal: A personal digital assistant intervention reduced job coaching support hours without reducing work performance among workers with Autism
- A Template for Countering Misinformation, – Evaluation of a template for countering misinformation—Real-world Autism treatment myth debunking. Published in PLOS One – a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science.
- Transition from Early Intervention Program to Primary School in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder – published in the World Journal of Clinical Paediatrics