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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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Abstract: Background. There has been lack of reviews of evidence on efficacy, methodology, and/or safety of acupuncture in autism spectrum disorders. This paper examines the emerging evidence of the...
Do early childhood intelligence, language, and joint attention predict the independence, adaptive abilities, and symptomatology of adults with autism? Although autism is a developmental disorder, few...
This article researches the economic consequences of autism in the UK. Autism has life-time consequences with a range of impacts on the health, economic wellbeing, social integration and quality of...

Guide to interpreting research

This article describes what to look for in a good research study. It will help people familiarise themselves with research methods and what the implications of them are for interpreting findings. It...
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...
In the fairly recent past, there has been much discussion about the link between the MMR vaccination and the development of autism. The NHS "Behind the Headlines" website explains the research behind...
Dr. Liz Pellicano from University College London organised a one day conference on autism ethics and society in June 2010. This website has recordings of the presentations to download. Autism is a...
Research Autism is a charity dedicated to researching interventions for autism. Research Autism carries out its own research into the educational, health, social and other interventions. It also has...
This study investigated the management of challenging behaviour in children with autism. It focused on the causes of challenging behaviour, differences between children with autism and those without...

Autism Journal Podcasts

The Journal Autism published by Sage, produces regular podcasts, interviewing researchers about the latest findings in autism research. The podcasts are aimed at anyone with an interest in autism,...

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