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Research into practice

At Telethon Kids Institute, our vision is happy, healthy kids. As part of the Institute, CliniKids' team of world-class researchers and exceptional clinicians are working to improve the lives of autistic children and/or developmental delay.

Currently, it is estimated to take 15 years for research to be translated into clinical practice. At CliniKids, we find this unacceptable. Through collaboration, our team is working to close this gap by providing families access to the very best scientific-backed therapies as quickly as possible so that all children on the autism spectrum have the chance to reach their full potential.

How we help

From our state-of-the-art clinics, our team provides a range of clinical services for children aged under 9 years. We cater to the needs of each child by providing tailored supports. Our clinicians work with parents and carers to find the best approach for their family.

in text image.jpgWhat we research

Since 2009, our team have been working on improving the lives of autistic children and adolescents through research.

Our research focuses on:

  • Young children showing developmental delay
  • Autistic children
  • Adolescent and adult outcomes
  • Autism policy
  • Biological markers of autism

We want to share our knowledge to help every child
We do this by sharing our research and by providing the community opportunities to be involved in research.

Our team are bringing Australian-first therapies to WA to help educate the community. Throughout the year, we provide training opportunities for allied health professionals and our clinicians run informative workshops for parents and carers, supporting them to best support their child.

We make research accessible
Our award-winning 60 Second Science video series translates the latest research into an accessible format for the community.

Our scientific goals are to transform how we provide support and care to the millions of children on the autism spectrum around the world.

On the individual level, we want to show the world, and that child on the spectrum, just how wonderful we know them to be.



Professor Andrew Whitehouse

CliniKids Director