Curtin Autism Research Group (CARG)
“Nothing about you, without you”
The mission of the Curtin Autism Research Group (CARG) is to make tomorrow better for people on the autism spectrum, by letting their needs and experience guide our work. Key to our research approach is asking people on the autism spectrum, “What can we do for you?” With this guidance, our purpose is to drive research that recognises and supports the unique skills of individuals on the autism spectrum, and facilitates their independence, autonomy, and engagement with family, peers and the community.
Our flagship project Autism Academy runs a range of workshops to enable individuals with autism to leverage their unique talents in programming, robotics, and automation.
Images by Jacqueline Jane Photography
CARG is a multi-disciplinary team of people on the autism spectrum, researchers, students, and volunteers from Curtin University, with an extensive network of industry and research partners throughout Australia and internationally. This also includes a large number of researchers affiliated with the Autism Cooperative Research Centre. Our team is dedicated to finding evidence-based, innovative, and effective approaches to supporting all individuals on the autism spectrum, and their families, across the lifespan.
The Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance is the flagship project of CARG and was established in early 2016 with the joint support of the Faculty of Science and Engineering and Faculty of Health Sciences. Our mission is to enable individuals with autism to leverage their unique talents via an introduction to the realms of programming, robotics, and automation through training, and mentoring programs, to create pathways to valued, long-term employment.
Dr Elinda Lee