Awards for Achievement in Autism Spectrum Research

Autism CRC is very excited Awards for Achievement in Autism Spectrum Research. The first award is for best inclusive research practice and the second for best translation of autism research.

Winners of the awards will demonstrate a commitment to high quality research practices and outcomes that will truly benefit people on the spectrum.

Director of Research and Education, Professor Sylvia Rodger, said that through the awards, Autism CRC could acknowledge the work of researchers across Australia who are meaningfully engaging with people on the autism spectrum throughout the research process in order to produce practical benefits for the community.

“The core mission of Autism CRC is to transform the lives of people on the spectrum through practical, evidence-based research outcomes.  In order to achieve our mission we have made a commitment to putting people with the lived experience of autism at the centre of our research,” said Professor Rodger.

“Through the Achievement Awards, we want to recognise the researchers who are doing this well and demonstrate practical examples of best practice, inclusive research.”

Autism CRC is leading by example by supporting researchers and people on the spectrum to develop the skills to become peer researchers.

“Through our Inclusive Research Practice Guides and Research Academy we are assisting researchers to more effectively engage with individuals on the spectrum. We will also graduate a cohort of peer research ready adults on the spectrum, skilled in the research process,” said Professor Rodger.

Please note that nominated research projects do not have to be involved with APAC either as a presentation or poster.

You can download the nomination form below. All nominations are due to Autism CRC Autism CRC by COB Friday, 7 August. Please email your completed nomination form to:

Download the nomination form here.

Find out more about the Autism CRC inclusive Research Practice Guides and Checklists here.