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In this section you can discover the findings from autism research. Get the latest updates and read research summaries from leading academics on current research. Find out how you can contribute and share your work.

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Autistic female friendships

Felicity Sedgewick, a researcher at the BEACON Project King's College London, discusses her own and others research into the friendship and relationship experiences of autistic girls and women,...

Building capacity research bulletin

Middletown Centre for Autism, partners of Network Autism, have produced accessible research summaries of topics of relevance to professionals working in the field of autism, in particular...

Transitioning from special school to mainstream college

Dr Jacqui Shepherd, Lecturer in Education at the University of Sussex, summarises the findings of her doctoral thesis on the experiences of young autistic people transitioning from special school to...

Relationships and sexuality: Vol 2

Middletown Centre for Autism, partners of Network Autism, have produced accessible research summaries of topics of relevance to professionals working in the field of autism, in particular...

Satellite classes: A promising model for educating autistic pupils

The Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) has published a report examining the perceived success of a satellite model of education for autistic pupils transferring from special to...

Autism and play research bulletin: Vol 2

Middletown Centre for Autism, partners of Network Autism, have produced accessible research summaries of topics of relevance to professionals working in the field of autism, in particular...

Autism: transitioning from primary to secondary school

Louise Elliott, Specialist Speech and Language and Behaviour Specialist at Grange Park School, discusses a current research project looking at the needs of autistic children transitioning to...

Widening access to Higher Education for autistic students

Marc Fabri, Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, writes about the Autism&Uni project, an EU-funded initiative that helps young autistic people navigate the transition from school to...

Parent and professional partnerships research bulletin

Middletown Centre for Autism, partners of Network Autism, have produced accessible research summaries of topics of relevance to professionals working in the field of autism, in particular...

Autistic girls in the classroom: hidden difficulties and how to help

In this article Victoria Honeybourne, a Senior Advisory Teacher for Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SCLN), summarises the findings of her research into the school experience of autistic...