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Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorder (CASD)

Researcher with a young person

Bond University

CASD is a multidisciplinary research facility focused on investigation of issues which directly impact the daily lives of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. The Centre has a strong track record of research into topics such as multimodal measurement of anxiety and its correlates, bullying experiences in ASD, behaviour support, and use of robots to build social/communication skills.


Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Assessment of psychosocial distress in ASD
  • Mental health impacts of families
  • Assessment and intervention for challenging behaviour in ASD
  • Bullying in ASD
  • Diagnostic issues in males vs females with ASD

Facilities and major equipment

  • Psychophysiological measurement equipment
  • Sensory transition room

Number of research staff

Up to 20 research staff


Faculty of Society and Design, University Drive, Robina, 4229

Lead researcher

  • Professor, Director of CASD Vicki Bitsika—Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to tertiary education, as an academic and supporter of people with disabilities.

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre

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Last updated:
6 September 2018