Australian Autism Biobank
The aim of the Australian Autism Biobank is to collect detailed information on Children with Autism in Australia and to centralize this information so that it is accessible to those who are involved in autism research.
Studying the facial feaures of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
The aims of this study are to determine whether children with ASD have different facial features to typically developing children and to determine whether children with certain behaviours are more likely to have facial anomalies.
Frankie and Friends: A new game to improve social attention for children with ASD
The aims of this study are to evaluate the effectiveness of an app-based game designed by our team and UWA to improve social information in children with ASD.
Fish Oil Trial
The use of fish oil supplements as part of daily dietary intake is very common among children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Some evidence suggests that omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil are important for brain development and may be of significant benefit to children with ASD.
Oral health and dental needs of people with autism: An online survey
This is a unique study that aims to determine the dental experience and barriers that people with autism face when seeking dental services.
Fluoxetine for Autistic Behaviours (FAB) trial
Fluoxetine belongs to a class of medications known as the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) which are thought to help in treating repetitive behaviours. It is therefore important for us to know that Fluoxetine is effective in treating repetitive behaviours in children with autism.
The TOBY trial
The TOBY trial is a multisite randomized controlled trial that looks at determining the effectiveness of the TOBY (Therapy Outcomes By You) Playpad application (app) as a complement to existing therapy and to examine the attitudes and beliefs of parents towards the TOBY app as an intervention method.
Pregnancy Investigation of Siblings and Mothers (PRISM) of children with autism
The PRISM study will compare pregnancies in which the mother has had a previous child with autism to pregnancies in which there is no family history of autism.
The Raine Study is an ongoing health research project. From 1989 through to 1991, 2900 mothers enrolled during their pregnancy. Over the past twenty years they, and their children, have remained involved in the project.
Autism and Language Impairment
It has been suggested that autism and developmental language disorder may share similar causes. We want to find out whether children with autism and children with SLI show some of the same thinking styles.
The effect of prenatal androgen exposure on language development: The case of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
This study will compare the language ability of girls with and without CAH to determine whether increased exposure to prenatal testosterone may compromise language development.
Mobile phone communication and Asperger Syndrome
This study investigated the frequency and purpose of mobile phone use among adolescents with Asperger Syndrome.