Research and Development
Autism Queensland is involved in a variety of research programs in collaboration with the University of Queensland to better understand Autism and develop improved interventions in the future.
Dr Jill Ashburner manages our research and development programs.
Current research programs in which Autism Queensland is involved include:
- Auditory processing and school performance in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to explore the associations between the way that sounds are interpreted and school performance in both children with ASD and typically developing children. This study is in collaboration with the University of Queensland and was funded by the Fred P. Archer Trust.
- Experiencing Bullying: Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their Families.
Experiencing Bullying’ is a two-stage project which aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of bullying in adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and to raise awareness about the issues related to their experiences. This will have implications for future prevention and intervention programs for young people with ASD and their families.
Please refer to Research Projects for other research projects relevant to Autism.
For other research being conducted throughout Australasia visit Autism Research Australasia website.
For accessible information on the latest breakthroughs in research in autism, visit the Autism Research Australasia blog.
High quality research is essential to enable us to develop better understanding of autism and to develop better interventions for people with autism in the future.
To Donate to Autism Research or For More Information:
Contact: Autism Queensland
Telephone: (07) 3273 0000