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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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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...

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...

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 journal video abstracts

The journal Autism published by Sage, invites authors to produce video abstracts – three-minute videos in which autism researchers discuss their latest work. The video abstracts are aimed at anyone...

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...

Autistic girls in the classroom: hidden difficulties and how to help

In this article Victoria Honeybourne, a Senior Advisory Teacher for Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SCLN), summarises the findings of her research into the school experience of autistic...

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