In recognition of its commitment to genuinely engage and work with autistic individuals as well as the wider autistic community, the University of Wollongong’s has been made a co-production partner in the Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC).
The Autism CRC established the Research Co-production Partner Initiative to promote inclusive research practices with autistic community members and families.
Traditionally, most research about autism is conducted by people who are not themselves on the autism spectrum. However, researchers at UOW, led by Dr Amanda Webster, from the School of Education, are involving autistic people in all aspects of the research process, from deciding research questions, to data collection and analysis, to translating the findings into real-world outcomes.
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