Articles about: Research

$160,000 for child autism and sleep disruption research

25 August 2017 – University of Canterbury researcher Dr Laurie McLay has received an emerging researcher first grant from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) valued at $160,825 over three years. Dr McLay will use the grant to continue her research on developing effective treatments for sleep problems that affect the growing number of […]

Critical Autism Studies: Making a positive difference

30 May 2017 –  Listening to the opinions of autistic people has taken on a new life prompting Waikato consultant clinical psychologist Tanya Breen to ask and answer: what are critical autism studies? CRITICAL AUTISM STUDIES is a relatively new field of scholarly thought that originated in 2010 (O’Dell, Bertilsdotter Rosqvist, Ortega, Brownlow, & Orsini, […]

Study shows exercise improves quality of life for children with autism

16 March 2017 – New research has found that regular exercise improves communication behaviours among children with autism. The findings are the result of a four-month collaborative study between researchers from Achilles International and the New York Medical College, funded by the Cigna Foundation in America. The study measured the effect of the Achilles Kids […]

Paula Jessop responds to research on zinc

16 March 2017 – Whenever new research is published, those of us with a special interest in autism check it out with equal parts of enthusiasm and caution. When the University of Auckland published new research in 2016, our national manager Catherine Trezona, asked Liliya John, one of our researchers, to investigate the findings.  It […]

University of Auckland study on zinc and autism

16 March 2017 – Whenever new research is published, those of us with a special interest in autism check it out with equal parts of enthusiasm and caution. When the University of Auckland published new research in 2016, our national manager Catherine Trezona, asked Liliya John, one of our researchers, to investigate the findings.  It […]