Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Working paper

A tale of two risks: risk assessments and treatment of two dangerous long-term New Zealand detainees

This paper compares two cases of long-term detention on the basis of claimed risks to public safety in New Zealand, a common law jurisdiction. It considers whether either of the men or both are reliably or adequately shown to be dangerous, given difficulties in risk...

"I want to see my friends": the everyday experiences of autistic people and their families during COVID-19

Many autistic people felt worryingly unsupported during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first major investigation into the impact of the COVID-19 lockdowns on autistic people and their families, this report makes five key conclusions intended to influence ongoing policy responses.

We look after our own mob

This report, commissioned by Positive Partnerships, and supported by First Peoples Disability Network, is the first research on autism in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

A strength-based program for adolescents with autism

This research report examines the features that should be included in strength-based programs in order to deliver the most effective outcomes for young people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Investigation into the management and protection of disability group home residents by the Department of Health and Human Services and Autism Plus

This report details the findings from a complex investigation into allegations of sexual assault against a resident of a group home for persons with a disability run by Autism Plus.

Supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in higher education

Overview This project targets improvements in support for higher education students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in light of the substantive existing and anticipated future growth of this population, and the failure of existing supports to meet their complex and unique needs. Uniquely, the research...

Autism in Australia, 2012

This publication presents an overview of the prevalence of autism in Australia and the impact the condition has on the everyday lives of those affected by the condition. Introduction Autism Spectrum Australia describes autism as: lifelong developmental disabilities characterised by marked difficulties in social interaction...

Post-diagnosis support for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, their families and carers

The paper consists of two reports on post-diagnosis support for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The first report focuses on younger children, and the second on older children. The reports are based on literature reviews addressing the experiences of diagnosis, treatment and support for families...