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Marita’s sharing on inclusive research

CARG member, Associate Professor Marita Falkmer, gave a lecture on inclusive research related to the autistic community at Jönköping University, Sweden recently. CHILD's newest Associate Professor Marita Falkmer gives a lecture on inclusive research related to the autistic community. Curtin Autism Research group, where Marita is a member, sets a good example in the area….

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AASQA wins National Award

CARG is delighted to share with you that the Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance (AASQA) won the Business and Higher Education Round Table (BHERT) Award in Melbourne last November. AASQA came in top in the category of ‘Outstanding Collaboration for National Benefit’ (see Below are some of the judges’ comments which are all…

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Survey participants recruitment for social skills group training program

Our PhD student, Bahareh Afsharnejad, is conducting a study that is seeking to understand how Australian teenagers have fun and who they like to have fun with. This information will help inform a social skills group training program for autistic teenagers. She is looking for Australian teenagers aged between 12-17 years who do not have…

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Autism Open Day focuses on strengths and opportunities

Written by Arianne Chavez Autism Open Day was bigger and better again this year. Following the success of last year’s Open Day, more than 500 people attended the event at Curtin University’s Technology Park including Vice-Chancellor, Professor Deborah Terry, the Minister for Environment and Disability Services, the Hon. Stephen Dawson, and the Ambassador of the Autism…

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Social groups for teenagers with autism

Adolescence is a time of increasing social demands, during which peer networks become important. Contrary to popular belief, teenagers with autism often accurately perceive their social interaction and communication skills and their limitations in networking with their peers. The social difficulties associated with autism along other co-morbidities such as social anxiety, can make this period…

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