Research into education and autism is a vibrant and active area internationally, providing a constant stream of new information for schools and families to consider. The Autism Hub regularly reviews new research reports and publications to ensure relevant findings are shared with schools and families.

The Autism Hub partners with a range of different universities and organisations to provide evidence-based information and advice about education and autism spectrum disorders.

Below are information and links to centres and organisations engaged in autism research.


Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Living with Autism

This is the world’s first national, cooperative research effort focused on autism. The CRC takes a ‘whole of life’ approach, focusing on diagnosis, education and adult life.

Level 3 Foxtail Building, Long Pocket
The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld, 4072
Phone: (07) 3377 0600


Website: AutismCRC

Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorder (CASD)

The centre focuses on applied research to help explore issues relevant to the day-to-day lives of individuals with an autism disorder and their families. This research also contributes to the professional practice of educators and mental health practitioners.

Bond University
Gold Coast, Qld, 4229
Phone: (07) 5595 1596


Website: Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Centre of Excellence (ACE)

ACE aims to improve the quality of life of children and adults with autism. It supports lifetime learning and open doors of opportunity for people with autism, from early childhood through to further education and employment.

School of Education and Professional Studies
Social Sciences Building (M10)
Messines Ridge Road
Griffith University
Mt Gravatt, Qld, 4122
Phone: (07) 3735 5667

Website: Autism Centre of Excellence

Other states and territories

Telethon Kids Institute

The institute’s autism and related disorders team conducts research that improves lives by discovering acceptable, feasible and effective methods to reduce the disability associated with autism.

PO Box 855, West Perth, WA, 6872
Phone: (08) 9489 7777
Fax: (08) 9489 7700


Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre

This centre was established to advance knowledge of the nature and causes of autism spectrum disorders, and to develop and study evidence-based strategies for supporting individuals and families.

School of Psychology and Public Health
College of Science, Health and Engineering
La Trobe University
Bundoora, Vic, 3086
Phone: (03) 9479 2497


Website: Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre

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Last reviewed 07 April 2017
Last updated 07 April 2017