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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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Researching autism and ageing

Rebecca Charlton, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, explores some of the challenges in researching ageing in autistic people and discusses what the research has found...

Supporting GPs in working with autistic patients

Researchers at the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) worked with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) to explore GPs’ knowledge and awareness of autism, and their...

Transitioning from special school to mainstream college

Dr Jacqui Shepherd, Lecturer in Education at the University of Sussex, summarises the findings of her doctoral thesis on the experiences of young autistic people transitioning from special school to...

Relationships and sexuality: 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...

Satellite classes: A promising model for educating autistic pupils

The Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) has published a report examining the perceived success of a satellite model of education for autistic pupils transferring from special to...

Exploring the DISCO model of diagnosis

This article, compiled by the Lorna Wing Centre Team, aims to provide more understanding about the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO) and its use in the diagnosis of...

Autism research: an interview with Lorcan Kenny

Lorcan Kenny is a PHD student at the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE), Institute of Education UCL. Lorcan kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when he attended the XI...

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...

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. ...

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