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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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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...

Review of local authorities alternative provision for education

Andrew Cutting, as part of his role as Specialist Exclusions & Alternative Provision Advice Coordinator for the National Autistic Society, carried out research reviewing which of the 152 local...

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...

Synaesthesia in autism

Olga Bogdashina is Professor, Chief Research Fellow and Lecturer at the International Autism Institute, co-founder of the International Consortium of Autism Institutes, and Visiting Lecturer and...

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...

Self-stigma among carers of autistic people

In this article Dr Chris Papadopoulos, Senior Lecturer in Public Health at the University of Bedfordshire, examines the nature and impact of self-stigma among parents/carers of autistic people. ...

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...

The potential of virtual reality technologies for autistic people

In this article Dr Nigel Newbutt, from the University of the West of England, discusses research that examined autistic people's experiences of using head-mounted virtual reality technologies....

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...

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