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Landmark six-year study of participation and learning outcomes for children with autism

- a call to parents.

What is this research study about?

We are a group of teachers, health professionals, researchers, and service providers who are committed to improving the educational experience for children with autism.

We have received funding from the Federal Government to follow children with autism as they move through school, as part of the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Autism CRC).

Our research will find out which factors improve or impede a child’s participation and improve their academic performance. To do this, we will follow children with autism over a six year period, collecting information from you along the way about your child’s strengths and difficulties in a range of areas and your family’s strengths and difficulties in raising a child with autism. Most of this will be collected using an online questionnaire.

Why should I help?

This information will help us better understand what works for which children and families and the most effective way we can use resources to improve participation and learning outcomes for children with autism.

Who can take part?

To be considered for the study, your child will need to be aged 4-5 or 9-10 years during 2015.

Who is conducting this study?

This study is being conducted by Autism CRC.

What will I be asked to do?

We will follow children with autism over a six year period, collecting information from you along the way about your child’s strengths and difficulties in a range of areas and your family’s strengths and difficulties in raising a child with autism.

Most of this will be collected using an online questionnaire.

To find out more about the study and register to participate

Please feel free to forward this information to others who might also be interested in participating.

Phone us to discuss how we can help you.

Call 1800 277 328

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