By Dr Nancy Sadka – Intake Officer
The Early Assessment Clinic (EAC) continues to operate on Wednesdays and Thursdays to provide service for families with very young children between the ages of 12 – 36 months.
Visitors from across the globe and close to home.
May 15 – 31
OTARC folk have been participating in many activities in the past few months.
Professor Margot Prior’s visit to WARC
Professor Margot Prior visited the Wales Autism Research Centre (WARC) at Cardiff University in early June. She is the External Advisor to the Centre which we see as a sister research centre to OTARC. The Director of WARC, and Chair of Autism at Cardiff University, is Professor Sue Leekam who worked with Professor Prior at La Trobe in the early 1990s as a Research Fellow and who has maintained links with Australian researchers for more than 20 years, including several visits to La Trobe University.
At latest count we have over 90 registered volunteers on our database. They are contributing their knowledge and skills in data entry, event planning, and research support. We need volunteers during the year for a variety of activities. To register as a volunteer.
Meet Jenny, Christina and Melanie
At OTARC we are very fortunate to have many volunteers to help us support our mission, which is vital, because it allows us to engage in our important research and other projects. Below are a couple of examples of how our volunteers are helping us.
The Director of Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC), Professor Cheryl Dissanayake is interviewed by Dr David Trembath (Research Fellow at OTARC) about the past, present and future of research into Autism Spectrum Disorders.
By Amanda Richdale,
Late last year 96 primary caregivers of 101 children aged 2 to 5 years (average age 4 years) participated in an anonymous survey titled ‘Bedding, Diet and Sleep in Children aged 2 to 5 Years’. The survey was funded by Australian Wool Innovation. The following is a summary of the main findings.
When a newborn joins a family we become beguiled by the perfection of this wondrous new being. Any hint of difference is easily overlooked during the early years.