CliniKids, the first stand-alone clinical service offered by the Telethon Kids Institute, was launched in October 2019 and is already delivering benefits for families with children who are developing differently.
When Professor Andrew Whitehouse returned to Perth from Oxford University in 2009, he brought with him a dream – to bring together the best clinical training, brilliant scientists, and a local community that is passionate and thirsty for innovation, to create a world-leading service to support children with autism.
A decade on, that dream was realised with the launch of CliniKids, the first stand-alone clinical service offered by the Telethon Kids Institute.
CliniKids is all about putting research into practice – bringing proven treatments from around the globe to families with children who are developing differently.
As Director of CliniKids, Telethon Kids Institute Angela Wright Bennett Chair of Autism Research Professor Whitehouse said he was proud the one-of-a-kind service was already delivering benefits to kids and families.
“At CliniKids, babies and children with autism and developmental delay have access to world-first therapies and interventions backed by the latest research,” Professor Whitehouse said.
“Traditionally there’s been a 15-year lag for new research to be put into clinical practice. We’re not satisfied with the status quo and CliniKids is the meeting place of cutting-edge science and clinical innovation that will change this forever.