These are current opportunities to participate in research projects at QCIDD. 

Autism module for medical students

In early 2021 we plan to launch a module for medical students about autism.

If you're interested in the module, enter your email address here to be notified when it launches or scan the QR code. 

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Do you have Down Syndrome?

The Mater Intellectual Disability and Autism Service (MIDAS) are conducting a study to understand a condition that affects the mental health of young people with Down syndrome.

There is a condition that affects some young people with Down syndrome. It has been called different things, including “acute regression”. It affects teenagers and young adults. It starts with a reduction in communication and avoiding social situations or activities. Sometimes there are problems with talking to people who aren’t there or unusual movements. The young person may become extremely slow or start doing odd things. The cause is not known.

They are seeking the help of people with Down syndrome who are:

  • Aged 18-30
  • Have no major mental health problems OR
  • Who have problems such as the onset of: a reduction in speaking / communicating; reduced interest in their family and friends; development of unusual behaviours or problems with moving.

To find out more, please read the flyer (PDF, 149.5 KB) or call Stephanie (Research Nurse) or Dr Cathy Franklin on (07) 3163 2412.

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Help us make our diabetes website better!

The research team are currently looking for people with intellectual and developmental disability living with diabetes and their support people to join the website advisory group.

Advisory group members will be given a $100 gift card for each meeting. 

Advisory group members will help to update the website and tell the team what they think the website should look like. Advisory group members will also provide input into the research.

To join the advisory group, people will need to be over 18 and able to attend up to 5 meetings in 2021. We will meet via video call due to COVID-19

Read our invitation letter  (PDF, 192.9 KB) for more details.

Contact Katie Brooker if you're interested! 

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