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Aspect Research Centre for Autism Practice (ARCAP) COVID-19 Notice

Given how rapidly the COVID-19 crisis is evolving and its impact on the autism community, autistic community and families and carers, we have revised the scheduled timeline for a number of research projects.

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Our research program investigates all aspects of autism practice to support people on the autism spectrum and their families across their lifespan. This includes research into services for diagnosis, childhood intervention, education, transition to adulthood, employment support, community engagement, and ageing.

Aspect has been at the forefront in researching the everyday life experiences and needs of people on the autism spectrum. This research helps to raise awareness, promote discussion and pave the way for improving the services and supports that are essential for a good quality of life.

Current research studies

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Where should ARCAP focus our research in autism practice, so that Aspect can best meet the priorities of autistic people and their families and carers for services and supports?
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How can we best facilitate the inclusion of children on the autism spectrum into mainstream early childhood education settings?
What happens when adults and children on the autism spectrum interact with police? Do police in Australia recognise and understand what it is to be a person on the autism spectrum?
Inclusive banking
What makes it easier and what makes it more difficult for autistic adults living in Australia to access financial services? What can banks and financial institutions do provide an autism-friendly customer experience?
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We’re getting a better understanding about the exceptional skills of children on the autism spectrum, so that we can design specialist curricula and programs that draw on their strengths.
We’re working with the Children’s Hospital Westmead to find out if a program of emotion-based social skills training for children on the autism spectrum and their parents works if it’s delivered by teachers in Aspect’s specialist autism schools.
Could text messaging be an effective way for autism services to engage with fathers of children on the autism spectrum?
We’re working with CSIRO to find out how robots can be used in classrooms to improve engagement and learning outcomes for children on the autism spectrum

Aspect research that is already making a difference

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