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Biography

Dr Jac den Houting is a research psychologist and Autistic activist working in pursuit of social justice. Jac currently holds the role of Postdoctoral Research Associate at Macquarie University in Sydney, where they investigate structural and systemic inequities in autism research. In 2015, Jac was awarded an Autism CRC scholarship to complete their PhD through the Autism Centre of Excellence at Griffith University in Brisbane. In late 2019, Jac made their TEDx debut with a viral talk that has accrued almost 400,000 views to date. Prior to their research career, Jac gained 10 years’ experience as a psychologist in the criminal justice system.

Jac is proudly neurodivergent and queer, and uses they/them pronouns. After participating in the inaugural Future Leaders Program at the 2013 Asia Pacific Autism Conference, Jac quickly became established as a strong advocate for the Autistic community. Jac is the current Secretary of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network of Australia and New Zealand (ASAN-AuNZ), a founding member of the INSAR Autistic Researchers Committee, and a member of Aspect’s LGBTQIA+ Advisory Committee and Advisory Council.

Education/Academic qualification

Griffith University

Award Date: 30 Nov 2008

Griffith University

Award Date: 30 Nov 2008

Griffith University

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“I want to see my friends”: the everyday experiences of autistic people and their families during COVID-19

Pellicano, L., Brett, S., Den Houting, J., Heyworth, M., Magiati, I., Steward, R., Urbanowicz, A. & Stears, M., 16 Aug 2020, Sydney: University of Sydney. 34 p.

Macquarie University

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