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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 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...

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 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...

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. ...

Parent and professional partnerships 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...

Child behaviour problems and mothers’ mental health: What is the evidence in the UK population?

In this article Vaso Totsika, Richard Hastings and Kay Smith from the University of Bangor ask the question, "is it always the case that children with ASD have high levels of behaviour problems? And...
This open access research article discusses the effectiveness of parent training for fathers of children with autism. Download the full article here. Abstract Literature regarding fathers of children...