At Aspect, we’re continually working to improve our services and approaches to supporting people on the autism spectrum and their families, by applying the latest knowledge and evidence available and evaluating our services and programs for best practice.
To help us do this, the Aspect Research Centre for Autism Practice is our own research centre dedicated to researching how we can best support people on the autism spectrum, and their families and carers, to have the best possible opportunities throughout their life.
Aspect Research Centre for Autism Practice (ARCAP) COVID-19 Notice
During this time of rapid change and uncertainty, ARCAP remains firmly focussed on supporting autistic people and their families and carers who are participating in our current program of research.
Minimising the impact of COVID-19
Given how rapidly the COVID-19 crisis is evolving and its impact on the autism community, autistic community and families and carers, we have revised the scheduled timeline for a number of research projects. This will ensure that we do not add to the levels of anxiety that many of our research partners and collaborators are experiencing.
Research project continuity
ARCAP’s team of researchers is continuing to progress research during the COVID-19 crisis. Whenever situations or challenges occur that may affect our partners, our goal is to quickly and transparently communicate with relevant partners and address any issues and concerns.
The Aspect Research Centre for Autism Practice (ARCAP) Conference 2020 is postponed to 26–28 October 2020. We will keep delegates, speakers and other stakeholders informed of any further updates.
Planning of other ARCAP events for 2020, is currently on hold.
Our research focus
Our research focus is not on finding a cure for autism or the causes of autism. Our focus is to identify the best possible ways to support people on the autism spectrum and their families and carers to realise their goals and aspirations, based on evidence from our own research studies and from other autism researchers around the world.