The New Zealand minds for minds autism spectrum disorder self-reported cohort

Minds for Minds most recent publication! Here our researchers report on the population demographics and co-morbid conditions of the individuals who have signed up for the study. They found that the well-reported gender bias of ~4:1 males:females was present in our study, along with the ethnicity structure reflecting that seen in the most recent census. Therefore, the study popoulation, likely accurately represents the populatipon of New Zealnd with ASD. ADHD, dyspraxia and depression and anxiety were the most common additional conditions for all age groups, with ADHD being more common for children aged…continue reading →

Newsletter #6

Our most recent newsletter including updates from our research, research participation opportunities and news from our Charitable Trust. We have also shared interesting and important news from the international Genetics and Microbiology Research community, in addition to news from our Community Groups, and a spotlight on our researcher Doctor Rosamund Hill, and highlights from both domestic and international conferences and meetings that the Minds for Minds network have been involved in. Subscribe here to be kept up to date with the news from Minds for Minds and Autism Spectrum Disorder research, or follow us on…continue reading →

A Flowering Affair!

We have joined forces with Zealandia Horticulture Ltd, to raise funds for autism research with the launch of the crested Celosia (bot. C.argentea cristata). Zealandia director Graham Windross, scoured the west coast of the United States to find a suitable plant he felt represented the intricacies of autism. “I found this hybridized variety of celosia, its form looked remarkably like a brain. It looked complex, was different, unusual and a little exotic, rather like autism,” he said. “We’re excited to partner with Zealandia Horticulture and we’re grateful for their support and commitment to our…continue reading →

Upcoming event – A Flowering Affair

We have an exciting new fundraising partnership with Zealandia Horticulture! They use state of the art propagation techniques and have cultivated a flower just for Minds for Minds. Join us to be one of the first to see the new flower, and get an update from the research team.continue reading →