Dr Josephine Barbaro is joined by Professor Catherine Lord and Dr Andy Shih during the week of Autism activities, co-ordinated by Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, held at La Trobe University December 2014. The focus of episode 6 is early identification and diagnosis of ASD as well as global knowledge transfer.
Associate Professor Amanda Richdale, Dr Janine Manjiviona and Dr Debra Costley discuss the developments in research focusing on adults with ASD. Topics include the greater focus on adult issues at International Meeting For Autism Research 2014; findings from Aspects We Belong Study; why little research time has been focused on adults historically; shortage of clinical services for adults; challenges of diagnosis; the importance of relationships and social connections; education: learning support and social support; issues in gaining and keeping employment; being able to live independently; the influence of co-morbid conditions; greater end-user engagement; the Autism CRC.
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Dr Kristelle Hudry, Dr Giacomo Vivanti, Dr John McEachin discuss the development and trends of research into early intervention. Topics covered include the neurodiversity v intervention debate, barriers to research into interventions: historical tendency to prefer high functioning autism, lack of understanding about how children learn, lack of sector accepting evidence of research, general lack of scientific culture, priorities of research funders, the problems of randomised control trials as best practice scientific design.
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Professor Cheryl Dissanayake, Dr Josephine Barbaro and Associate Professor Chongying Wang discuss Autism in China. Episode 3: Tuesday 26th November: the state of autism in China, pilot implementation of of early identification using Social Attention and Communication Study (SACS), comparing SACS (surveillance) with M-CHAT and CHAT-23 (screening), training medical professionals in Tianjin, the future government Implementation of SACS in Tianjin, tension between research in developing and developed world, translation of diagnostic and assessment tools into Chinese, influence of cultural differences and one child policy on identification, necessity for public awareness, the need for early intervention, telehealth approaches to intervention, the need for Global Knowledge Transfer.
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Dr Kristelle Hudry, Ms Amanda Golding and Professor Ann Le Couteur discuss recent news and developments in Autism research. topic covered include the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), Autism Research Policy Hub in Cardiff, issues facing adults, stakeholder driven research, Autism CRC, database for children with autism spectrum disorder living in the north east of England.
Watch ‘Inside the Lab’ episode 2 on YouTube here.