Autism CRC Research Academy

Researching Autism Together

Register your interest for the Autism CRC workshop on peer research

As we mentioned in the Team News this week, we are very excited to launch the Research Academy for adults on the autism spectrum and autism researchers to learn the skills to engage in peer research.

When researchers and adults on the autism spectrum work together as peer researchers, research is more likely to be appropriate, relevant, genuine, meaningful and effective. To support researchers and adults on the autism spectrum to develop the skills needed to do peer research, Autism CRC will be hosting a workshop. By attending the workshop, you will:

  • learn the specific skills needed to be peer researchers and engage in peer research;
  • network with potential peer researchers from around Australia; and,
  • become a member of the Autism CRC Research Academy.

A 5-day workshop will be held in Brisbane from 12 – 16 October, 2015 and a 1-day workshop will be held at the same location on Thursday, 15 October. The 5-day workshop is designed for adults on the autism spectrum who want to gain knowledge about the research process and learn the skills to engage in peer research. The 1-day workshop is designed for researchers who want to learn the skills to engage with people on the autism spectrum in peer research.

There is no cost for attending the workshop and refreshments will be provided. For selected adults who wish to attend the 5-day workshop (October 12-15), travel and accommodation expenses (if living outside of Brisbane) will be paid for by Autism CRC.

If you would like to learn the skills to become a peer researcher or you know adults on the spectrum who may be interested, download the expression of interest form below. Completed forms need to be returned to Olivia Gatfield,, by 5.00pm on Friday 29 May, 2015.  Applicants that are awarded a place at the workshop will be notified by 30 June, 2015.

Expression of interest form – Autism CRC Research Academy

Download the Frequently Asked Questions here or contact Olivia directly for further information.