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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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Researching autism and ageing

Rebecca Charlton, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, explores some of the challenges in researching ageing in autistic people and discusses what the research has found...

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...

Exploring the DISCO model of diagnosis

This article, compiled by the Lorna Wing Centre Team, aims to provide more understanding about the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO) and its use in the diagnosis of...

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...

Autism research: an interview with Lorcan Kenny

Lorcan Kenny is a PHD student at the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE), Institute of Education UCL. Lorcan kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when he attended the XI...

Autism and girls research bulletin: Volume 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...

Why the wait? Autism diagnosis in the UK

Dr Laura Crane and Prof Elisabeth Hill look at the evidence behind the National Autistic Society's 'Autism Diagnosis Crisis' campaign. Why are autistic people and their families waiting years for an...

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...

Deafness and autism

In this article Dr Sally Austen, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, explores some of the common areas of difficulty when attempting to make a correct diagnosis of autism for deaf people. Download a...
In this article Philip Wylie (an independent writer, researcher, Chartered Accountant and publisher) and Sara Heath (an autism Support Worker for AutonomyPlus) explore the findings of their UK survey...

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