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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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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...

Autism and gluten/casein-free diets

Emma Jordan is a Community Paediatric Dietitian and Chair of the British Dietetic Association Autism sub-group. In this article Emma discusses factors that may cause gastrointestinal problems in...

Autism acceptance and mental health

Dr Eilidh Cage, Lecturer in Psychology at Royal Holloway, discusses her recent research which found that a lack of autism acceptance can affect autistic peoples’ mental health. Download this article...

Social and leisure skills 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...
Dr Margiad Elen Williams and Professor Judy Hutchings from the Centre for Evidence Based Early Intervention (CEBEI) discuss their research into the effectiveness of a programme aimed at parents of...

Building capacity 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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