Some children on the autism spectrum have difficulty coping with uncertainty in their environment or change to routines. Without support, these concerns may result in clinically significant and ongoing anxiety difficulties.
We are trialling a new group program for parents or other primary caregivers that helps families understand how to support and manage their child's challenges with uncertainty in everyday environments. This may help reduce children's anxiety in these situations.
Who can take part?
Parents of young children (aged 4-7 years) on the autism spectrum with anxiety concerns.
Our researchers are trialling a new group-based exercise intervention for young people aged 8-15 years who have a neurodevelopmental disorder (ASD, ADHD or DCD) associated with significant movement challenges.
The study involves three visits to UWA to evaluate your child’s movement, activity levels, quality of sleep and general health PLUS attending a free group exercise program, run by accredited exercise physiologists, once a week for 20 weeks (approx. 1 hr per session).
For more information or to take part in the study, please contact:
The CUB Study: Communicating and Understanding your Baby
The CUB Study is interested in supporting families of a newborn where there is a family history of autism, ADHD or intellectual disability.
Interactions between parents and babies are among the most influential experiences in a child’s life. This study is testing a world-first program that helps parents understand their baby’s early social and communication abilities and empowers parents to interact with their baby in a way that supports their early development.
Through this study, we are seeking to understand whether this new program improves the language and social development of babies.
Recruitment is now open. If you are pregnant and you or your partner's immediate family have a history of autism (or ADHD or intellectual disability) and you would like to participate, please contact:
For more information about the study, please click here.
Research participation list
Our projects aim to make a meaningful difference to the lives of children diagnosed with autism or developmental delays … and you can help. If you and your family are interested in contributing to research, you can join our research participation list.
What’s involved? Fill out our sign-up form, providing us with your name, contact details and whether your child has received any diagnoses. We’ll retain this information and contact you about research projects that fit your circumstances.
You can choose which projects suit you and your interests and you’ll be under no obligation to participate in any projects by joining our participation list.