Research and Development
Our dynamic Research and Development team promotes evidence-informed, high quality practice at Autism Queensland. Reviews of current evidence inform our services, and research is conducted that aims to inform future directions of programs for children and adults on the autism spectrum.
The Research Team is lead by Dr Jill Ashburner. Regular supervision of our education and therapy professionals by lead staff (Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Psychology and Teaching) ensures they have a sound understanding of evidence-informed practice and opportunities to reflect on practice and explore relevant intervention options.
RESEARCH PROGRAMS AT AUTISM QUEENSLAND
Autism Queensland is involved in a number of research programs around the education of children on the autism spectrum, sensory processing issues, current practices and professional development of occupational therapists supporting people on the spectrum; family-centred practice; and the use of remote technologies to assist clients in rural areas. Read more.
High quality research is essential to enable us to develop better understanding of autism and to develop better interventions in the future. Click here for a list of research projects seeking participants.
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LIST A RESEARCH PROJECT
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COOPERATIVE RESEARCH CENTRE FOR LIVING WITH AUTISM
Autism Queensland played a key role in the development of the successful bid for a Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC) and is an essential participant in the CRC. Dr Ashburner is currently leading a number of CRC-funded projects. Read more