CliniKids is a different type of clinic because it will be ‘research into practice’. This means clinical care will be completely integrated with cutting-edge research, a first for autism in Australia. This will accelerate discoveries and bring new evidence-based therapies to kids and families faster. It is our hope that it becomes an international hub of clinical research excellence.
The new home of CliniKids is at 100 Roberts Road in Subiaco WA, Telethon Kids Institute's previous location. This space has been repurposed into a bespoke, state-of-the-art clinic just for the WA autism community and children with early development delay.
CliniKids is part of Telethon Kids Institute and will be the Institute's first clinical services arm. The CliniKids and Telethon Kids Autism Research teams - both led by Professor Andrew Whitehouse - will work closely together to integrate research into clinical care for kids with autism and developmental delays.
We hope so! However, this is not a requirement of attending CliniKids. CliniKids provides services to families first and foremost and there is no expectation that they participate or that their data is used in research. They will however be offered places in suitable research programs if interested.
Absolutely not. We are very clear with families that what we provide is either a clinical service or participation in a research project. Each research project is approved under the Dept of Health Human Research Ethics Committee and has separate information and consent forms that are clearly explained to families.