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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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Dr Joshua Muggleton is a Clinical Psychologist who works with children with learning disabilities, some of whom are autistic. Joshua was diagnosed as autistic in his mid-teens, and uses his personal...

Autism, stigma and ethnicity: an interview with Dr Chris Papadopoulos

Dr Chris Papadopoulos is a principal lecturer in public health at the University of Bedfordshire and is also the founder and lead of the London Autism Group, a successful online Facebook support...

Autistic adults and diagnosis: an interview with Dr Barry Ingham

Dr Barry Ingham is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Associate Psychological Services Director within Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust as well as an Associate Clinical...

Autism research: an interview with Dr Anna Remington

Dr Anna Remington is the Director of the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) and her work focuses on superior abilities in autistic people, specifically with respect to attention and...

Mental health in young autistic people

What does "normal" mental health mean for autistic people? A new study, co-designed by academic researchers from the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) and young autistic people from...

Communication strategies 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...

Reducing anxiety in autistic children and young people

Dr Fiona McCaffrey and Dr Rachel Ferguson from the Middletown Centre for Autism discuss their study exploring the effectiveness of parental training as a method of support in reducing anxiety in...

Anxiety in autistic people

Dr Jacqui Rodgers, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at Newcastle University, discusses why autistic people may experience anxiety. Jacqui also explores how to identify anxiety in autistic...

Autistic female friendships

Felicity Sedgewick, a researcher at the BEACON Project King's College London, discusses her own and others research into the friendship and relationship experiences of autistic girls and women,...

Autism and ageing: loneliness and isolation

Clinical Psychologists Dr Aoife Hickey and Dr Jason Crabtree discuss research into the experiences of older autistic people, in particular the feelings of loneliness and isolation that many encounter...

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