Clinic for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research
Led by Professor Adam Guastella, The University of Sydney’s
Clinic for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research (CAN Research) conducts world-leading studies that aim to enhance the lives of individuals with neurodevelopmental conditions, including autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, intellectual developmental disorder and Tourette's syndrome.
Our research uniquely extends across the developmental lifespan, supporting and empowering children, young people, adults and their families. We seek to better understand challenges and characteristics within different age groups and find new ways to improve outcomes in schools, workplaces, healthcare settings, and the home.
Our independent clinical treatment trials evaluate new psychological therapies and medical therapeutics for both adults and children. With a focus on strengths, skills and overcoming challenges, our goal is to give individuals and their families an evidence-base from which to determine what works for them.
We collaborate with child developmental services across the
Sydney Children’s Hospital Network to explore and support the needs and characteristics of children and youth with a range of neurodevelopmental conditions. We also partner with government and the private sector, to develop and implement research programs and interventions that increase support and enhance wellbeing.
Our team of clinical psychologists, behavioural, cognitive and neuropsychology experts utilise cutting-edge technology and the latest knowledge to achieve the best possible outcomes for our studies and our participants.
Based at the Brain and Mind Centre in Camperdown, we are also embedded in the Child Development Unit at The Children’s Hospital, Westmead.