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Autism research explained at three-part Research to Practice seminar series

31st March, 2017


Australian autism research will be in the spotlight at a three part series to be hosted in Brisbane from May 2017. 

Presented by Autism Queensland in collaboration with The Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC), the ‘Research to Practice’ series will showcase the work of Australian clinicians, educators and researchers.

Autism Queensland’s Manager Research and Development Dr Jill Ashburner said the series will explain the latest Autism CRC research on improving educational outcomes for students with autism.

“Researchers will present the results of an Autism CRC nationwide online survey into how Australian schools are meeting the needs of students with autism.

“A team of researchers from QUT, Autism Queensland, Aspect, and Griffith University surveyed 1468 participants for the study, from every state in Australia, making it the largest study of its kind.

“Educators face the challenge of meeting the complex needs of children with autism while maintaining an appropriate learning environment for all students.

“Our aim is to support teachers by developing interventions that are easy to implement and will make a huge difference to a student with autism, but ultimately benefit the whole class.

“Other topics will include how schools can help overcome sensory challenges for students with autism, school bullying, managing anxiety, as well as whole of classroom programs such as the Secret Agent Society.”

Dr Ashburner said that appropriate autism-specific supports can help children with autism to succeed at school, which will ultimately help them to go on to have successful adult lives.

The Research to Practice series will be held at the Autism Hub & Reading Centre, 141 Merton Rd, Woolloongabba.

Friday 19 May 2017: Sensory processing issues of people with ASD: What we can do to help

Friday 21 July 2017: Supporting students with ASD at school using a Universal Design for Learning approach.

Friday 20 October 2017: Supporting the social & emotional well-being of students with ASD.

Registrations are now open online and cost from $185 per seminar, or $150 for parents and students. Early bird registrations for people booking into all three are $495 and close on 21 April. 

For more information call 07 3273 0000 or email learning@autismqld.com.au