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Anxiety a major factor in reducing quality of life in children with autism

Treating anxiety in children on the autism spectrum may help to significantly improve their quality of life a Griffith University study published in Autism Research has found.   “For many years, researchers have been reporting that children on the autism spectrum have poorer quality of life than neurotypical children, with most studies suggesting that this […]
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Bridging the Gap: Transitioning From Adolescence To Adulthood With ASD

The Griffith University Art Museum is currently hosting Keg de Souza’s exhibition Common Knowledge and Learning Curves, which stems from de Souza’s ongoing interest in the ways we teach and learn. Specifically, this exhibition seeks to break down hierarchies in typical education, and favour the experience of those who are often marginalised by mainstream schooling. […]
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Autism Centre of Excellence

Families warming up for the Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run on Sunday 9 June

This year's Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run will be a family affair for the Neja clan, who are flying in from the US to support their eldest son, Tim, who is on the autism spectrum.
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Architecture

New exhibition reimagines life in the classroom

A new exhibition at the Griffith University Art Museum invites viewers to reimagine life in the classroom.
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Study aims to improve academic outcomes for children with autism

Griffith University education researchers have been awarded more than $400,000 for an Australian Research Council Linkage Project.
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Teachers need more professional development to support anxiety in students with autism

Professional development is needed to increase teacher knowledge about anxiety-related behaviours in students with autism.
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Griffith Education partners with Singapore Special Education school

Griffith’s School of Education and Professional Studies, has signed an agreement with MINDS Singapore to collaborate on special education programs for children. Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS), was founded to provide equal opportunities for children with intellectual disabilities. It has grown to become one of the oldest and largest non-government organisations catering […]
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Children with autism showing increasing anxiety through primary school – study

A world-first autism study has found high levels of anxiety in children as young as five years old with autism attending Australian schools.
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Maximising communication in schools for children with autism

Schools need to improve communication skills so students with autism can flourish.
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Autism workshop in Brazil

Professor Jacqui Roberts from the Autism Centre of Excellence recently returned from running a 4-day workshop for professionals working with people with autism in Porto Alegre and surrounding areas in the south of Brazil. While resources for the autism community are scarce and hard to access in Brazil, the issues for those with autism and […]
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High anxiety in young children with autism – study

A new Griffith University study has found young children with autism display high levels of anxiety symptoms.
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Autism Centre of Excellence

A life changing journey for an adolescent with autism

Looking at the positive change for an adolescent boy with autism and his family while travelling through Africa has been the focus of a Griffith University research study.
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Alumni

Understanding autism traits key to classroom outcomes

Teacher knowledge of autism-related behaviour is a key factor in successful classroom outcomes.
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Principals key to inclusive education

Principals should lead the way in adopting a whole-school approach to the education of all students, including those with autism and other disabilities. According to autism expert Professor Jacqueline Roberts, Director of Griffith University’s Autism Centre of Excellence, it is essential for principals to lead the training of teachers about autism and spread that knowledge throughout the […]
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Exploring the unique skills of people with autism

Developing the unique skills of people with autism and improving pathways to further education and employment will be explored in an autism seminar at Griffith University’s Mt Gravatt campus on Friday, April 21.
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Reducing ineffective autism practices

Reducing the use of ineffective practices in autism early intervention is the focus of a new Griffith University study. “Autism has been described as a “fad magnet’ as it attracts a wide array of potential interventions,’’ says Professor Deb Keen from the Autism Centre of Excellence. “These interventions have varying levels of effectiveness leaving both […]
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Autism Centre of Excellence expands expertise

Griffith’s  Autism Centre of Excellence has welcomed two new members – Dr Dawn Adams and Dr Kate Simpson – expanding its expertise in speech and language pathology, clinical and educational psychology and occupational therapy. “This will provide students in the Graduate Certificate and Master in Autism Studies program with teaching in the variety of professional approaches […]
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