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 AQ Research Team is led 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 .
Additionally, the research and development team includes an Early Intervention Program Services Lead and an Adolescent and Adult Services Lead who provide leadership and strategic development of Autism Queensland’s early intervention services and adolescent and Adult Services. They provide direction to AQ’s service managers on the implementation of these programs by across Queensland.
RESEARCH PROGRAMS AT AUTISM QUEENSLAND
Autism Queensland is involved in a number of research programs around the education of students on the spectrum, sensory processing differences, practices and professional development needs of clinicians supporting people on the spectrum; the development and evaluation of goal setting tools, and the evaluation of services for adolescents and adults of the spectrum, and tele-practice.
PROJECTS REQUIRING PARTICIPANTS
High quality research is essential to enable us to develop better understanding of autism and to develop better interventions in the future. Click on the link below to see how you can be involved.
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COOPERATIVE RESEARCH CENTRE FOR LIVING WITH AUTISM (AUTISM CRC)
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.