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Category: Strengths based approaches to Autism, Neurodiversity and Inclusion

Gifted and Talented Education Symposium

Dr Michelle Ronksley-Pavia convened and led the 2022 Griffith University Gifted and Talented Education Symposium, with this year’s theme of “Diversity and Gifted Education” aimed at building educators’ capacity in recognising and supporting the needs of diverse gifted students.   Read More

MRFF Grant for Early Intervention Autism Research

GIER researchers are part of a team to have been awarded a significant grant for their landmark study funded through the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).   The team, led by Associate Professor Dawn Adams (GIER, Griffith), from the Autism Centre for Excellence, will be looking at early intervention for autistic children, with a focus on quality of life and wellbeing. To date, early interventions in autism have tended to focus on teaching skills or reducing impairments. None have ever focused on improving their quality of life (QoL).  Read More

Meet Dr Wayne Usher

Dr Wayne Usher is an experienced and versatile educator, currently working on the cutting edge of interdisciplinary research, fusing sport, psychology and social inclusion for people with disabilities. With a breadth of work experience in primary, secondary and higher educational settings and as a multi-skilled athlete and coach, Wayne is interested in research that supports social, community and organisational impact. Read More

3,100 people tune in to a webinar about living with autism

Have you ever thought about live streaming a webinar about your research findings to engage and inform a public audience? The Autism Centre of Excellence team did just this, and were inundated with viewers. Read More

“It’s hard to think with all that noise”

Responding differently to sensory information has long been observed in individuals on the autism spectrum. So much so, this is now identified as an item in the current diagnostic criteria. However, not everyone on the spectrum demonstrates differing responses, nor are these responses experienced the same by all individuals. Read More

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