The Value of Autism Research
Here in Victoria, autism research is being undertaken by students and clinicians at many universities and research institutions: projects focus a whole range of things: medical issues, education, causes, interventions, and more. Projects may be large-scale, for example seeking to establish a cause, locate a gene, or trial a specific treatment; or they may be smaller-scale studies examining local issues; or they may fall somewhere between these two extremes.
One aspect of Honours and post-graduate research is the important role it plays in developing the next generation of professionals. As more students become interested in the autism spectrum, they carry this interest and expertise into their working life as they become practitioners.
Research in Victoria
Amaze supports the research being conducted into autism, especially here in Victoria.
One organisation that focuses a lot of attention on autism research is the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC) at La Trobe University (formerly the Research Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorders), headed by Professor Cheryl Dissanayake.
Most universities are carrying out research into autism: please contact them direct for more information on the courses they offer.
The Australasian Society for Autism Research was founded in 2011 as a member based organisation devoted to advancing knowledge about Autism Spectrum Disorders through research and scholarship.
The Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Living with Autism
The new CRC, based in Queensland, represents 12 core partners and more than 40 participants, including universities, not-for-profit as well as commercial autism service providers and government departments.
Become a Research Participant Today!
Amaze maintains a Research Participant Database, and assists researchers to find people who may like to participate in their research. You can join our database to be notified of projects that might be of interest to you. Your participation is completely voluntary, you only contact the researcher if you are interested in that particular study, and you are able to remove yourself from the database at any time.
Autism Research Projects – Currently Looking for Research Participants
Click on the link below to see current autism research projects that are looking for research participants.
If you have any questions about Research Projects, call us on (03) 9657 1610 or send us an email.
Researchers: List Your Research Project Here
If you are involved in autism research and looking for research participants, you are invited to submit your research project using this form: Submit ASD Research Project
Page updated: 03-06-15