Post Doctoral Research Fellowship Call Out

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An exciting opportunity exists to apply for a Post Doctoral Research Fellowship at Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC), La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. If you have a keen interest in furthering a research career in the early detection and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders, OTARC would like to hear from you. The deadline is very short and we would need your expression of interest by Friday 1 May.

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Why employing autistic people makes good business sense

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Anna Remington, UCL Institute of Education twitter@annaremington

Microsoft has announced its intention to hire more autistic people – not as a charitable enterprise but because, as corporate vice-president Mary Ellen Smith said: “People with autism bring strengths that we need at Microsoft.” Employing autistic people makes good business sense.

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Stress and anxiety in adolescents with ASD

Dr Mirko Uljarevic talks  about the prevalence of stress and anxiety amongst young people with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), how parents of children with ASDs cope with stress and anxiety, and what support should be in place.

 

Longitudinal Study of School Leavers with Autism: Invitation to Participate

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The transition from school to adult life for people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families is one of the most difficult periods to traverse.  Services and support are fragmented, and this stage of life for individuals with an ASD remains poorly coordinated and poorly researched.  Researchers from the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre  the Autism Cooperative Research Centre (Autism CRC) are together conducting the longitudinal study, A unique profile of school leavers with Autism

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Tim Sharp

SON OF A GUN

Laser beak man son of a gun 2014
crayon and pen and cartridge paper
57 x 42 cm

 

Frame of Mind is an Autism awareness campaign that invites you the viewer to engage in the work of seven contemporary artists.

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Tim Sharp

i love it

Laser beak man I love it 2014
crayon and pen on cartridge paper
29 x 52 cm

 

Frame of Mind is an Autism awareness campaign that invites you the viewer to engage with work of seven contemporary artists.

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Bobby Kyriakopoulos

BK14-0015

Not titled 2014
gouache on paper
38 x 56 cm
Courtesy the Artist and Arts Project Australia, Melbourne

Frame of Mind is an Autism awareness campaign that invites you the viewer to engage with the art of seven contemporary artists.

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Bobby Kyriakopoulos

BK14-0016

Not titled 2014
gouache on paper
38 x 56 cm
Courtesy the Artist and Arts Project Australia, Melbourne

 

Frame of Mind is an Autism awareness campaign that invites you the viewer to engage with the art of seven contemporary artists.

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Frame of Mind Exhibition 2015

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The figure and beyond

Writer’s Block Cafe, La Trobe University  – April-May 2015

 

To celebrate World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre will again be launching its Frame of Mind campaign.  At the heart of this campaign is the exhibition, The figure and beyond, supported by LUMA (La Trobe University Museum of Art).  In light of social and communication difficulties that can come with living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, drawing and art-making can become an important means of communication and expression. Continue reading

Alise Hardy

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Maddalena 2015
graphite on paper
100 x 100 cm

 

Frame of Mind is an Autism awareness campaign that invites you the viewer to engage with work of seven contemporary artists.

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