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Deakin University partnered with the International School Based Education Research (ISBER) Project

The ISBER was a collaboration between the Department of Education and Early Childhood (DEECD), Autism Victoria, and Autism Teaching Institute.  Deakin University's Associate Professor Mark Stokes was the Principal Researcher for this unique collaborative research initiative.

The ISBER project concluded in December 2013. 

Project Director:

Mary Thomson

Project Creator:

Emma L. Donaldson

Research Team:

Sarah Dymond, Emma Donaldson, Mary Thomson, and Professor Mark Stokes.

Supporting Organisations:

The Autism Teaching Institute, the Department of Education and Early Childhood, Deakin University, Amaze, Autism Speaks, and the Practical Research Autism Centre.


Victorian primary and secondary school teachers and principals.

Project Timeline:

June 2011 to July 2013.