Autism Spectrum Australia

CRC 1.002 Creation of Australia’s first autism biobank

Project leader

Professor Andrew Whitehouse, Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia

Project research partners

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect), Autism Association of Western Australia, Alpha Autism Victoria, AEIOU Foundation Queensland, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, Western Australian Autism Diagnosticians Forum, Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre Victoria and Autism Queensland


To create an Australian Biobank of phenotypic and biological information of individuals with autism and their parents. This Biobank will be an asset for Autism CRC Ltd that will be highly sought after by researchers from around the world. The Biobank data will be used to facilitate earlier and more accurate diagnosis of autism in children and to provide information for genetic and biochemical analyses in other Program 1 projects.

Who is the research about?

Children with autism aged 2-17 years will be recruited through hospitals, therapy service providers and existing research databases in each state.

Taking part in this study

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CRC 1.002 Creation of Australia’s first autism biobank