Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis

The Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis will provide graduates in psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy, paediatrics or psychiatry with the specialist knowledge and clinical skills required to participate in multidisciplinary team assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Graduates from the program will be able to complete discipline-specific assessments of children and adults presenting for ASD diagnosis, prepare appropriate reports, effectively coordinate their work with other members of multidisciplinary teams and work responsibly in an agency providing diagnostic services.

More details on Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis can be downloaded here

Online applications for February 2019 intake open 1st August 2018 and will close 31st October 2018.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow UQ

Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Organisation Unit: Mater Research Institute-UQ
Position Number: 3024029
Type of Employment: Full-Time, Fixed Term to 30 June 2021
Classification: Research Academic Level A

The purpose of the position is to coordinate a project to enhance the health and well-being of adolescents and adults with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). While focusing on this work, the position will also assist with the recruitment of adolescents and adults with and without a diagnosis of ASD for related research projects based in three other states. This project is funded by the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with autism (Autism CRC). For more information, please visit the Autism CRC website at

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ASfAR success at INSAR

ASfAR members had extraordinary success at the recent INSAR meeting in Rotterdam in May. In addition to the many papers and posters presented at the meeting by Australian scholars, our inaugural ASfAR lifetime member, Professor Margot Prior, received the society’s highest award, the INSAR Lifetime Achievement Award.  A very proud moment for those of us there.
Professor Cheryl Dissanayake receiving an INSAR Fellowship from Professor Sally Rogers, Chair, INSAR Fellowship Committee, INSAR 2108 in Rotterdam​.
Professor Cheryl Dissanayake, ASfAR vice-President, was one of 10 scholars to  receive an inaugural INSAR Fellowship in recognition of her sustained contribution to autism science. Another proud moment.  Finally, Dr Melissa Scott was one of three scholars to receive an INSAR Dissertation award.
Professor Cheryl Dissanayake receiving a lifetime award on behalf of Professor Margot Prior from Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, President of INSAR, INSAR 2108 in Rotterdam
ASfAR congratulates Professor Margot Prior, Professor Cheryl Dissanayake, and Dr Melissa Scott on these excellent and well deserved outcomes.
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