Autism-specific Early Learning Centre Event

If you’re a parent or an early childhood professional interested in our ‘Talk and Tour’, please see details in this PDF ASELLC Open Day Flyer May.

Please note: the 11.15 session is fully booked.

For questions or to register, please email vicaselcc@latrobe.edu.au, stating your name, preferred session to attend, organisation and position (if relevant), or telephone the Children’s Community Centre on 9479 2122.

Expend art exhibition: FREE Bendigo Artist’s Talk at LAI

Prue Stevenson, ‘Expend’, Acrylic on Wall (Mural), 240cm x 180cm, ©2014 Acknowledgement: Prue gratefully acknowledges the financial support provided by the <a href=

Prue Stevenson, ‘Expend’, Acrylic on Wall (Mural),
240cm x 180cm, ©2014

Acknowledgement: Prue gratefully acknowledges
the financial support of this exhibition
provided by the Autism CRC

Join fine artist, singer, autism advocate – and 3rd Dan Taekwondo Black Belt – Prue Stevenson, in a special free talk at the La Trobe Art Institute (LAI), along with Alex Aulich from OTARC.

Details

When: Thursday 4 May, 5.30pm
Where: La Trobe Art Institute, 121 View Street, Bendigo
Register for free tickets via Eventbrite

World Autism Awareness Day

 

Exhibitions #WAAD2017

Prue Stevenson, ‘Expend’, Acrylic on Wall (Mural), 240cm x 180cm, ©2014 Acknowledgement: Prue gratefully acknowledges the financial support of this exhibition provided by the Autism CRC

Prue Stevenson, ‘Expend’, Acrylic on Wall (Mural), 240cm x 180cm, ©2014
Acknowledgement: Prue gratefully acknowledges the financial support of this exhibition provided by the Autism CRC

Expend – works by Prue Stevenson

Writer’s Block Cafe, Borchardt Library, La Trobe University Bundoora  – Saturday 1 April to Sunday 21 May 2017

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Artist’s Talk: Thursday 4 May, 5.30pm, La Trobe Art Institute, 121 View Street, Bendigo

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Happy Birthday ASDetect!

Our early detection of autism app turns one

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Since its release in February 2016, ASDetect has been downloaded close to 14,000 times across 26 countries, with 7,000 children registered, and 5,000 assessments conducted. Two surveys of users (n = 208) indicated that 60% of parents whose children returned a ‘high-likelihood’ result arranged a follow-up appointment with their doctor, highlighting its immediate impact on families.
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Seven Essential Tips for Parents Evaluating Autism Interventions

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ASDetect identifies the early signs of autism, to help reduce the age at which children with autism are identified. The younger a child is accurately identified the sooner intervention can begin allowing children’s full learning potential to be realized.

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A PhD in 30 seconds?

 

You might know about the 3-minute thesis competition, that challenges graduate students to present 3-minute summaries of their research. This is usually a very challenging, but rewarding exercise for the students. Even more challenging is presenting a thesis in 30 seconds. But OTARC PhD student and CRC scholar, Ru Cai, was up to the challenge and has entered the Cooperative Research Centre Association’s Early Career Researcher competition. Continue reading

Ask a researcher – Does echolalia always indicate Autism?

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Does echolalia always indicate Autism, even when functional and age appropriate speech is present?
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Director’s Report – Autumn 2017

A belated Happy New Year to all our readers! This is a particularly special year, as La Trobe University turned 50 (as of 8th March, 2017). The event is being marked by a year-long list of activities, and in the midst of submitting applications for grants, I have been attending some of these – I was at the La Trobe Expo hosted in the Queens Hall, Parliament on Wednesday 8th March, and on Wednesday 15th March, I accompanied Mrs Tennison at the 50th Anniversary Campaign Launch Dinner, held at the Regent Plaza Ballroom in Melbourne.

For more details on La Trobe University’s 50th anniversary: 50years.latrobe/events

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News from the Margot Prior Wing (ASELCC – Vic) Update – March 2017

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2017 is living up to our expectation that it will be a huge year!  Our usual centre-based program is well under way, with the NDIS now facilitating services to several of our children. Working with the NDIS has been somewhat challenging, and we are very fortunate to have the opportunity to “ease” into the NDIS, as our core program is funded by the Department of Social Services through until the end of 2018.  Continue reading

An Update on the Autism CRC Longitudinal Study of School Leavers with Autism

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By Associate Professor Amanda Richdale

To date, there has been relatively little research focused on adolescents and adults with autism, making this project a very important one. Our primary goal is to find out what happens with young people on the autism spectrum and their families as these young people transition into adult life. We want to identify outcomes for young people and their families, and understand what predicts these outcomes so that in the future, better, well-timed and individually tailored supports can be provided to maximize positive outcomes. Continue reading