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 email@example.com, stating your name, preferred session to attend, organisation and position (if relevant), or telephone the Children’s Community Centre on 9479 2122.
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. Read more “An Update on the Autism CRC Longitudinal Study of School Leavers with Autism”
Welcome to the Summer edition of Another Piece!
Our first appointment at OTARC was Dr Elfriede Ihsen, a long-time colleague and developmental psychologist. Soon after she joined us, Lisbeth Wilks, our Administrative Officer, joined as well. Lisbeth has had responsibility, amongst other things, for delivering our quarterly newsletter, Another Piece, to you, our readers and supporters. Together we worked to establish the Centre and successfully launch it in mid-2008. Elfriede and Lisbeth have been the backbone of much of what we do at OTARC. Both will retire this year, and I would like to acknowledge their dedication and generous contributions to OTARC over many years. Read more “Director’s report – Summer 2016”
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been described as a once-in-a-generation reform which will benefit all Australians. The A$22 billion scheme is due to roll out progressively across most of the country from July of next year. Nearly 20,000 people already have individual plans in place within trial sites.
La Trobe University’s Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre is partnering with Government, Industry and NGO to maximise opportunities for meaningful work for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Help Adults with ASD become “Job Ready”
An exciting opportunity exists to apply for a position of Employment Service Manager for a roll out of the Specialisterne program across Australia.
If you have a keen interest in managing an assessment and transition-to-work program for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) please consider applying.
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.