Welcome to the Scientific Society Autism Spectrum (WGAS)

Association for the promotion of autism research in all areas of basic and applied science

Welcome to the Scientific Society Autism Spectrum (WGAS)

Association for the promotion of autism research in all areas of basic and applied science

Welcome to the Scientific Society Autism Spectrum (WGAS)

Association for the promotion of autism research in all areas of basic and applied science

Welcome to the Scientific Society Autism Spectrum (WGAS)

Association for the promotion of autism research in all areas of basic and applied science

WGAS Autismus - Unsere Ziele

Goals

The aim of the WGAS is to promote autism research in German-speaking countries. This applies to research work on the basics of autism as well as more applied topics such as the concrete evaluation of diagnostic or therapeutic approaches.

Blog

In our blog we report on new research findings related to autism. We also offer the opportunity to provide information about new studies for which participants are still being sought.

WTAS (Conference)

Our Scientific Conference Autism Spectrum (WTAS) takes place once a year. At the conference, researchers, practitioners, relatives and those affected can exchange ideas.

Our association

As a non-profit organization, we have been supporting autism research for over 10 years. Our board consists of leading experts in autism research.

Membership

You can support our association with a membership. As a member, you can actively help shape the association’s activities and benefit from reduced WTAS conference fees.

Resources

We offer you various sources of information with which you can obtain further information on the subject of autism as well as contacts to various umbrella organizations.

Partners & Sponsorship

We work with various initiatives in the autism field. For example, we have people from the Autism Research Cooperation (afk) as assessors. 

BLOG

A new artwork for the WTAS 2023

Stefan Wepil - artist in the autism spectrum - supports the WGAS with his work "Possund 2010" in the design of the conference material for the WTAS 2023. Read more about him and other artists* who support the WGAS with their paintings HERE.

Autism and the low employment rate in the first labour market

Hello, Do you also think that people from the autism spectrum are still unable to realise their potential on the first labour market in Germany and are clearly underrepresented? The following survey, which I would like to invite you to answer, concerns you and your...

World’s largest study of psychotherapy for ASD seeks participants

The "FASTER/SCOTT" is investigating the effectiveness of two therapeutic approaches for adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). They are a group therapy approach (FASTER) and a computer-based online training approach (SCOTT&EVA), which will be compared with a...

Own contributions

The WGAS offers you a platform to advertise for employment (e.g., offering internships or doctoral theses). You can also inform people with and without autism about your research studies and invite them to participate.

This study's findings may have implications for how researchers study autism in animal models, says lead researcher @mhelmstaedter.

By @avaskham.
Link to research in @ScienceMagazine" https://bit.ly/3XDmJ75
@mh_lab
https://bit.ly/3OQH5FV

Our online training modules are developed by autistic people and professionals who work with autistic people. Find out more: http://bit.ly/3heIBow

With only a few hours left, we’re so close to reaching our $40,000 goal to support individuals & their loved ones in the Autism community across the country. If you haven’t given yet, this is your chance to do so for #GivingTuesday. Help us reach our goal! https://bit.ly/3Nf71KB

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A new artwork for the WTAS 2023

Stefan Wepil - artist in the autism spectrum - supports the WGAS with his work "Possund 2010" in the design of the conference material for the WTAS 2023. Read more about him and other artists* who support the WGAS with their paintings...

WGAS Autismus

Autism and the low employment rate in the first labour market

Hello, Do you also think that people from the autism spectrum are still unable to realise their potential on the first labour market in Germany and are clearly underrepresented? The following survey, which I would like to invite you to answer, concerns you and your...

WGAS Autismus

Neurodiverse perspectives on friendship

Study description: My name is Alina Pult, I am studying the Master Practice Research in Social Work and Education at the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. In my bachelor's thesis, I looked at existing autism-specific social skills trainings...

Bobbio-Schabauer, Renato_Elefanten

Communication and autism

The study consists of four sessions (one of them in online format). Prior to the actual experiments, all participants* will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the space (Session 1) and communicate any special needs to the investigators. Following...

Wellensittiche

How do individuals with autism plan future actions and intentions?

I am Daniela Nürnberg and a doctoral student at the Department of Developmental Psychology at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz with Prof. Altgassen. As part of my doctoral work, we are planning a study in the area of autism spectrum disorders, specifically in...

WGAS Autismus

Everything is new in autumn!

We hope you had a relaxing summer and are very happy to be able to report news from the Scientific Society Autism Spectrum! The WGAS has used the summer break to renew itself once all around. We are especially proud of our new website, which brings you some new...

Nico Bast

Interviewing: Dr. Nico Bast

Dear Mr. Bast, You have been awarded the Weber-Bosch Prize by WGAS in March 2022 for your research paper "Atypical Arousal Regulation in children with Autism but not with ADHD as indicated by pupillometric measures of Locus Coeruleus Activity". We would like to...

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Donate

As a non-profit association, we welcome donations to further promote research and scientific exchange on the subject of autism.

Membership

We invite you to participate in the work of the WGAS. Membership can be applied for in a variety of ways. We also welcome student members. 

Sponsorship

We would be delighted if you would like to support the WGAS as a sponsor. You can make a one-off contribution to the annual WTAS or become a permanent sponsor.

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