Sleep in Autism
Children, adolescents and adults with autism can have significant sleep problems. Trouble getting to sleep, waking at night and early morning waking are some of the most common. Prof Amanda Richdale, from LaTrobe University talks with us about why sleep problems occur in autism.
- Sleep in children with autism spectrum disorders – Review article by Amanda Richdale
- Sleep wake rhythms in adults with autism spectrum disorders – Research by Amanda Richdale
- Raising Children – Website
- Solving Sleep Problems in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders – Book
Professor Amanda Richdale is a founding staff member at the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC). Amanda completed her PhD at LaTrobe University, graduating in 1993. She then joined the Dept of Psychology & Intellectual Disability Studies at RMIT University where she remained until returning to La Trobe University and taking up a position at OTARC. Amanda’s research interests include autism spectrum disorder, disorders of development, and sleep. Amanda is a project leader in the Autism Cooperative Research Centre.
Ms Kris Pierce RN MHSc MWellness, is a rare disease advocate and mother to Will who has SCN2A. Kris has held a range of board, project management, advocate and consumer representative roles and has been instrumental in working with local, state and federal governments to secure funding for multi-million dollar projects. Kris is highly skilled in building teams to work together collaboratively and is a co-founder of Genetic Epilepsy Team Australia (GETA) and SCN2A Australia, and a RARE Global Advocacy Leadership Council member.