Studies Recruiting

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The Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC), University of Melbourne and the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism are running a new research study, investigating how children with ASD speak about their day at school.  “How was your day?” is looking in particular at the conversations that take place in the home.

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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

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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The Australian Autism Biobank: An Invitation to participate

Over the past decade there have been considerable advances in the understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD); however the underlying causes remain largely unknown. It is becoming increasingly apparent that combinations of biological (genes) and environmental factors are involved. Although there are many similarities in the symptoms of autism, children with ASD can be very different from one another. By studying the similarities and differences among children with ASD, we will gain a better understanding of the many underlying causes of this spectrum of conditions.

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