We are currently researching into

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental condition affecting around 1 in 68 children in New Zealand; about 14,000 children. An estimated $2billion per year is spent on the health of NZ children and adults with ASD.

Funding Amount:

$390,706.00

In Progress Research

Telehealth for learning by children on the autism spectrum

The prevalence of autism has markedly increased recently with estimates suggesting 1 in 59 people are on the autism spectrum. Service demand exceeds capacity in many regions, with lengthy waitlists and an unmet need for culturally appropriate support. Children on the autism spectrum demonstrate challenges in communication, behaviour and learning and, along with their caregivers, are at greater risk for mental…

Genetic diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in the Minds for Minds and Growing up in New Zealand cohorts

Dr Jessie Jacobsen University of Auckland In 2017, Cure Kids collaborated on a joint, contestable funding round with The National Science Challenge, A Better Start. The aim of the partnership was to fund high-quality, mission-led research focused on child and youth well-being, specifically in the areas of childhood obesity, early literacy and learning, mental health problems, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).…

Using children’s eye movements to diagnose, characterise and treat autism spectrum disorder

Professor Steven Dakin University of Auckland  What is ASD and who does it affect? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental condition affecting around 1 in 68 children in New Zealand; about 14,000 children.  Some children with autism have quite debilitating challenges with social interaction and communication, while others are highly focused, articulate, and function at a very high level…