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.
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.
Our Scientific Conference Autism Spectrum (WTAS) takes place once a year. At the conference, researchers, practitioners, relatives and those affected can exchange ideas.
As a non-profit organization, we have been supporting autism research for over 10 years. Our board consists of leading experts in autism research.
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.
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.
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.
The long-awaited ICD-11 , a revision of the previous version ICD-10, has now been fully...
We hope you had a relaxing summer and are very happy to be able to report news from the Scientific...
Dear Mr. Bast, You have been awarded the Weber-Bosch Prize by WGAS in March 2022 for your research...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The long-awaited ICD-11 , a revision of the previous version ICD-10, has now been fully available for several months. The goal of classification systems is to improve correct diagnosis and thus ensure the indication and implementation of evidence-based therapies...
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...
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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