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Past Research Projects

A list of completed research projects that Autism SA has been involved with is available below.

Thesis abstracts have been included for download where possible. Some theses are available from the Autism SA Resource Centre.

We thank the researchers involved for their contribution.

 

Disclaimer

All research is approved and vetted, but not endorsed, by Autism SA. Autism SA is not liable for any findings, conclusions or recommendations included in any research project listed here.

Research Subject Institution(s) Date of Document

Autism and Experiences with the Police

Murdoch University, WA

Jan-20

Are Positive Behaviour Support plans (PBS) accessible and useful for non-specialised support people.

Flinders University
South Australia

Oct-19

Use and Effectiveness of the Smiling Mind Smartphone Application for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Caregivers

The University of Adelaide

Oct-19

Research Forum

Autism SA

Nov-18

Evaluation of the Autism SA Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Group

The University of Adelaide

Sep-18

Exploring experiences of friendship in girls and young women with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder

The University of Adelaide

Aug-18

“How was your day?”: Home conversations about their school day in children with ASD

University of Melbourne, Victoria
OTARC / La Trobe University, Victoria
Griffith University, QLD
University of Queensland, QLD
Autism QLD, QLD

Jun-18

Development and Evaluation of an Autonomous, Virtual Agent Based Social Skills Tutor for Children with Autism

Flinders University

Mar-18

iMSocialTM at School

The University of Adelaide (SA)

Dec-16

Friendship experiences of primary school age girls with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: Parents’ and teachers’ perspectives

The University of Adelaide

Oct-16

Parental stress in families with a typically developing child and child diagnosed with ASD: Influences of gender and birth order

La Trobe University

Aug-16

Resilience in families raising a child with a neurodevelopmental disability 

University of Adelaide

Aug-16

Caruso – The impact of Autism Spectrum Disorder on parents and families: An investigation into parenting stress, self-efficacy, parental identity and use of social support

University of Adelaide

Oct-15

The Effect of Brain Stimulation on Social Abilities in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Flinders University

Oct-15

Adolescent girls with an Autism Spectrum Disorder: presentation, challenges and support needs in the mainstream education system

Flinders University

Jan-15

The Efficacy of Models for Educational Service Delivery for Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Visual Summary

Macquarie University

Dec-14

Pilot study of a Parent Education Package for ASD Intervention Decision-Making

Macquarie University (NSW)

Nov-14

Adolescents with Asperger’s Disorder and high functioning autism: experiences, needs and service requirements

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)

Mar-14

Factors Affecting Social Skill Maintenance Following a Group-Based Video Modelling Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

University of Adelaide

Oct-13

Early development concerns for females with late-diagnosed Autism Spectrum Disorder

Flinders University

Jun-13

Investigating eye movement in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Flinders University

Feb-12

Exclusion of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders from mainstream schooling: effects of the Disability Standards

Flinders University

Dec-11

Measuring the participation of children and adolescents in everyday activities

University of South Australia

Oct-11

 The effects of the Disability Standards for Education on the Exclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders From Mainstream Schooling

Flinders University

Jul-11

The development of infants with an increased risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Flinders University

Jun-10

Time demands of caring for children with autism : what are the implications for maternal mental health

University of Adelaide

May-10

Nutrigenomic investigation of the molecular and metabolic determinants of autism with respect to the folate/methionine pathway

Autism Research Group, Sansom Institute, University of South Australia, CSIRO Division of Human Nutrition

Apr-10

The effect of animated social stories on emotion recognition and social functioning in children with pervasive developmental disorders

Flinders University

Mar-10

Autonomous virtual agents as social skills tutors for children with autistic spectrum disorders

Flinders University

Feb-10

Employment and adults with Asperger syndrome: a phenomenological study which explores the employment experiences of eight adults with Asperger syndrome.

University of South Australia

Dec-09

Investigating the relationship between quality of life and career development of parents of children with autism spectrum disorder.

Flinders University Business School

May-09

Face recognition and metacognitive monitoring in individuals with autism spectrum disorders

Flinders University

Sep-07

Information needs of caregivers surrounding autism and complementary and alternative medicines and dietary interventions

University of South Australia

Sep-07

Autism and immunisation: sifting myth from reality

University of South Australia

Sep-06

Complementary and alternative medicines and dietary interventions in autism: a call for action

University of South Australia

Sep-06

Complementary medicines and autism: a survey and literature review

University of South Australia

Sep-06

Developing a laboratory test to diagnose and subtype autism using metabonomics

University of South Australia and Flinders University

Sep-06