Today we call on autistic Australians, families, carers, and the broader autism community to have their say on the future of autism research priorities. Individuals and organisations involved in providing services and supports, as well as managing policy that affect autistic people and the autism community are also asked to contribute. The outcome of this community consultation process will help guide the future focus of autism research activities and research funding in Australia. The Australian Autism Research Council (AARC) includes representatives of the autistic and broader autism communities, as well as service providers, health and education professionals, government program managers and policy makers, and researchers. The AARC has put together a draft set of autism research priorities. We are keen for everyone to be involved in this process, including those who may not have had similar opportunities to have their say in the past. Some of the diverse groups we’d like to hear from are people using assistive technology to communicate, those living in rural and remote areas and those with intellectual disabilities. The AARC has developed a quick and clear Easy Read version of the survey and supporting consultation paper which includes pictures and larger text. An online survey and submissions process is now open. There are a number of ways you can help us 1. Share the news of the consultation process through your networks (newsletters, social media, word of mouth etc) Share the news 2. Let us know what you think as an individual about the draft research priorities outlined by the AARC. Fill in the survey 3. Create a submission on behalf of your organisation using the online submissions portal. Create a submission You can also tell us other research priorities that are important to you. Anyone can have their say by filling in the survey or sending in a submission. This stage of the consultation process closes at midnight on Sunday 30 June 2019. Working groups will consider the feedback from survey answers and submissions. A full report and final research priorities will be made available publicly. The full Draft Priorities for Consultation 2019, Terms of Reference and submissions process can be found here. With thanksThe Australian Autism Research Council Autism CRC is the world’s first national, cooperative research effort focused on autism. We take a whole-of-life approach to enhance the lives of people on the autism spectrum, from diagnosis and the early years to the school years and into adult life. Autism CRC Ltd Level 3 Foxtail Building Long Pocket Precinct, The University of Queensland 80 Meiers Road, Indooroopilly, QLD, 4068, Australia ABN 55 162 632 180 Manage preferences to unsubscribeUpdate profilePrivacy information Follow us Contact us +61 7 3377 0600 email@example.com If you would like to share something with our network, send us an email. Australian Autism Research Council (AARC) E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.autismcrc.com.au A: Autism CRC The University of Queensland, Long Pocket Precinct Level 3, Foxtail Building 80 Meiers Road, Indooroopilly Qld 4068 This email message is intended only for the addressee(s) and contains information that may be confidential and/or copyright. If you are not the intended recipient please notify the sender by reply email and immediately delete this email. Use, disclosure or reproduction of this email by anyone other than the intended recipient(s) is strictly prohibited. Any views or opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Autism CRC Ltd. We take precautions to ensure email is free of viruses but cannot guarantee this. Accordingly we advise scanning all email and attachments.