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Autism Open Day

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Curtin University Autism Research Group invites you to attend our Autism Open Day on Sunday 28 June.

Event details

We are holding an Autism Open Day on 28 June for adults with autism, children with autism and their families, and anyone who is interested in autism research.

Sunday 28 June 2015
11 am to 3 pm
Resources and Chemistry Precinct, Building 500, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley
Young children running through a field

You’ll have the opportunity to meet autism researchers from Curtin University and Telethon Kids Institute, see live demonstrations of the newest technologies available, and hear from parents and individuals with autism.


An exhibition area will hold stalls with information on key areas such as:

  • Transitioning from school to employment and university
  • Driving and eye tracking
  • Software Aspiration Academy
  • Families and children with autism

Short presentations by researchers, experts and individuals with autism will also be run throughout the day.

Speaker list

11 am – 11. 15 am: Welcome and introduction – Torbjorn Falkmer and Andrew Whitehouse

11.15 am to 11.30 am: Devices to improve social understanding in adults – Gail Alvares

11.45 am to 12 pm: Does fish oil work? – Alena Dass

12.15 pm to 12.30 pm: Identifying early signs of Autism in infant siblings – Lisa Unwin and Esha Jamnadass

12.30 pm to 1 pm: Break

1 pm to 1.15 pm: Autism diagnosis in Australia – Lauren Taylor

1.30 pm to 1.45 pm: Peer recruitment and community interaction – Joel Wilson

2 pm to 2.15 pm: Transition planning for teenagers with Autism – Megan Hatfield

2.30 pm to 2.45 pm: How can we support employers to employ individuals with autism? – Marita Falkmer

2.45 pm to 3 pm: Autism academy for software quality assurance – Jim Ellis

3 pm to 3.05 pm: Wrap up and thank you


Free parking is available in car parks C2, C3 and D9.

Access is via the Manning Road entrance.

Further information

If you have any special requirements to enable you to participate at this event please email: We will contact you to provide assistance.

For information about disability services at Curtin, please visit our disability services website.

This event is held in conjunction with Autism CRC and Telethon.

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