Academic Unit of Infant, Child, Adolescent Psychiatry South West Sydney (AUCS) - Austism Hub

Autism Hub:

The new UNSW Autism Hub (https://psych.med.unsw.edu.au/academic-unit-infant-child-and-adolescent-psychiatry-auicap-austism-hub) is part of the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC), the world’s first national, cooperative research effort focused on Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The new Autism Hub at UNSW is located at 30 Botany Street, Randwick. Several research projects are being conducted as part of the program 1 of the Autism CRC, in order to achieve earlier and more accurate diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. This incorporates neurocognitive, behavioural and genetic research.

Specific projects being conducted as part of the Autism CRC are:

The Autism Hub at UNSW is also leading research into improving the opportunity for adults on the spectrum to transition into employment and higher education as part of program 3 of Autism CRC. This research also has a focus on identifying best practice in the management of both physical and mental health outcomes in adults on the spectrum.

Specific projects within this program include:

Other autism projects:

Through the ‘Child and Family Outcomes Strategy’ study funded by Department of Social Services, UNSW in partnership with KU Marcia Burgess Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre (ASELCC) and in collaboration with the six (one in each state) ASELCCs across Australia, research is ongoing to build a national evidence base to demonstrate outcomes of early intervention in pre-school children with autism. Specific projects include examining the effectiveness of Early Start Denver Model in the community setting using a group delivery model.

Channel 10 News: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bftlhpvovw

Channel 7 News: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaPStvCS5jQ 

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