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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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Coping with university life using mindfulness and sensory strategies

Monique Harte and Dr Greg Kelly are occupational therapists teaching at Ulster University. They developed the Coping with University Life Using Mindfulness and Sensory Strategies module as part of a ...

Autism and catatonia: interview with Dr Amitta Shah

Dr Amitta Shah is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 35 years’ experience in working with autistic children and adults. Amitta kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she...

Supporting GPs in working with autistic patients

Researchers at the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) worked with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) to explore GPs’ knowledge and awareness of autism, and their...

Autism journal video abstracts

The journal Autism published by Sage, invites authors to produce video abstracts – three-minute videos in which autism researchers discuss their latest work. The video abstracts are aimed at anyone...

Suicidality in autism: risk and prevention

In this article, Dr Sarah Cassidy of the Centre for Research in Psychology, Behaviour and Achievement, Coventry University, gives a brief introduction to the latest research and practical suggestions...

Personal health budgets: Early experiences of budget holders

Personal health budgets are being piloted in English primary care trusts (PCTs) between 2009 and 2012. This evaluation report looks at the early experiences of a small subsample of budget holders and...