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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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Few people know about the new area of research into autism - post mortem brain research - or about its potentially huge contribution to understanding autism. This article suggests the potential...

Autism and social communication 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...
Summary In this article Professor Tony Charman explores the new science of autism in infancy and specifically focuses on 'at risk' design studies and how these are aiding our understanding of the...
Making sense of statistics This guide written by Sense about Science aims to give an overview of statistics, how they are used, how to read them, questions you can ask and pitfalls to avoid. Knowing...
This document, produced by the Cabinet Office: Behavioural Insights Team highlights how to develop and use Randomised Control Trails (RCT) and suggests they are a powerful tool to help policymakers...
How can you make sense of ‘cure’ stories; tell the beneficial from the bogus; the likely from the doubtful? Sense About Science and medical research charities have worked with patients, doctors and...
Fair Access to Care Services (FACS) guidelines were introduced by the Government in 2003 as a means of providing local authorities with a common framework for determining individuals’ eligibility for...
To mark it's 50th birthday, The National Autistic Society commissioned the largest ever survey into autism, in order to show what life is like in the UK for people affected by the condition. This new...
In this video Professor Francesca Happé discusses ideas for future research in autism during her presentation at the National Autistic Society Professional Conference in February 2012 entitled 'what...
Vitamin/mineral supplements are among the most commonly used treatments for autism, but the research on their use for treating autism has been limited. This study is a randomized, double-blind,...

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