Want a career in IT? Are you an adult with ASD?

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Following early successes from a similar program in Adelaide, Hewlett-Packard Australia and Specialist People Foundation are seeking expressions of interest from adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) looking to start a career in the IT  industry.

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The Australian Government wants to get more people with disability into jobs. We see a future where people with disability, like other Australians, can enjoy the economic and social freedom work brings.

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An exploratory study of the impact of autism symptoms on parenting


This study investigates whether parent symptoms of autism and well-being influences parenting.

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Dr Mirko Uljarevic talks about his current study, which aims to understand the process of transitioning from high-school to adult life for Australian students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families.

This longitudinal study is currently seeking interested participants (young people with ASD aged 15-25 and their parents) to help with this significant research. Continue reading

Employing adults with ASD

Professor Cheryl Dissanayake, Thorkil Sonne and Michael Fieldhouse discuss the implementation of the Specialist People Foundation employment model. This model has now arrived in Australia to help find work for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre and the research accompanying it.


Why employing autistic people makes good business sense

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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. Continue reading

Longitudinal Study of School Leavers with Autism: Invitation to Participate







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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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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Laser beak man I love it 2014
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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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