Queensland's most experienced provider of specialised education and therapy services for individuals on the autism spectrum.

Research Grants


Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism Spectrum Disorders 9Autism CRC). Core participants include Autism Queensland, the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University, Mater Medical Research Institute, AEIOU Foundation, Department of Education, Training and Employment Queensland, LaTrobe University, University of NSW, Curtin University, University of Western Australia and Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT).

Dr Jill Ashburner, Manager, Research and Development is now leading the following projects:

  • Helping students with ASD stay on-task and transition between tasks.
  • Overcoming the difficulties of students with ASD in written expression through the use of assistive technology and writing strategy instruction.
  • Enhancing social, confidence and pre-vocational skills through the Studio G Multimedia Program for young adults.


National Disability Insurance Scheme Practical Design Fund: The use of remote technologies to extend early intervention services for children with ASD in rural locations. Ashburner, J.


The Trust Company Woodend Foundation, Experiencing Bullying: Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their Families. Saggers, B., Ashburner, J., Hwang, Y., Campbell, M., Carrington, S., Mercer, L.


Occupational Therapist Board of Queensland, Developing an Integrated Professional Development Program: Evidence-based Occupational Therapy for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Ashburner, J., Rodger, S., Ziviani, J.


Occupational Therapist Board of Queensland, Current Practices, Training and Professional Development Needs of Occupational Therapists who Provide Services to People with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Queensland.  Ashburner, J., Rodger, S., Ziviani, J.


The Trust Company Fred P. Archer Bequest: Auditory processing and classroom educational, behavioural and emotional outcomes in children with autism spectrum disorder. Ashburner, J.


Apex Foundation Trust Research Grant for the study: Introduction to Keyboarding for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Help or a Hindrance. Ashburner, J.