AARC Community Consultation 1-30 June 2019

Australian Autism Research Council (AARC) Community Consultation 1-30 June 2019 – get involved and have your say!

The Australian Autism Research Council (AARC) includes representatives of the autistic and broader autism communities, as well as service providers, health and education professionals, government managers, policy makers and researchers.
The AARC has drafted a document outlining the priorities for Australian Autism Research, and the draft is available for you to read. Anyone can have their say by filling in a survey or sending a submission.
 
Community consultation has opened on Saturday, 1 June until the 30th June 2019. Your involvement in the consultation process will help guide the future focus of autism research activities and funding.
To read the draft priorities and provide input, please go to https://www.autismcrc.com.au/aarc.

VP Cheryl Dessanayake named Western Pacific Regional Lead

ASfAR is pleased to announce that our Vice President Professor Cheryl Dissanayake will be the Regional Lead of the Western Pacific region on a new Global Senior Leaders Committee initiative by INSAR (International Society for Autism Research), which aims to ensure that all regions/ countries in the world are represented in INSAR by a senior autism researcher/ clinician.

Australasia world leader in autism research

Results show Australasian researchers are delivering results for the autistic community with our research output being much greater than would be expected.  In a recent bibliographic analysis, it was found that two Australiasian sites, Australia and Japan, provide much more research related to autism than would be expected on the basis of their population size.  Australia was 4th in world and Japan was 8th for Autism Research.  For more details, see https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5010546/