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ExteND Testing: Superior software and data quality engineering through neurodiversity

Neurodiverse individuals, including individuals on the autism spectrum, have unique skills such as extreme attention to detail, increased pattern recognition, sustained concentration, and out-of-the-box thinking that make them very valuable employees. Founded in 2019,  ExteND Testing based at Curtin University aims to provide superior software and data quality engineering services by harnessing the skills of…

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Strength-based coding clubs benefit autistic teenagers

Recent evidence suggests that strengths-based programs with activities tailored to focus on strengths and interests of autistic students may support them to develop their skills and realise their own potential leading to meaningful employment. In a recent study, Dr Elinda Lee and her colleagues from the Curtin Autism Research Group have found that autistic teenagers…

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Neurodiverse School Holiday Program

Firetech is launching two school holiday courses this April for neurodiverse students, please use the links below for booking or for more information. Video Game Design (2 Days) https://www.firetechcamp.com.au/course/awesome-video-game-design-2-days-online/ Coding with Python (2 Days) https://www.firetechcamp.com.au/course/awesome-teen-coding-with-python-2-days-online/ View flyer  

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Help us learn about autism diagnosis

Many people on the autism spectrum were not able to receive a diagnosis when they were children. Researchers at the University of New South Wales and Autism CRC would like to learn more about autism spectrum diagnosis (including Asperger’s syndrome) in adulthood. Any adult with a formal diagnosis or thinks they may be on the…

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Support Group for Parents of Young Adults with Autism

This recently formed group is for parents of young people with autism in their final year of school, or those having recently left school, up to age 25. We meet for an hour once a month at Curtin University to discuss programmed topics centred around how to support our young people during the time of…

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