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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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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. ...

Why the wait? Autism diagnosis in the UK

Dr Laura Crane and Prof Elisabeth Hill look at the evidence behind the National Autistic Society's 'Autism Diagnosis Crisis' campaign. Why are autistic people and their families waiting years for an...

The potential of virtual reality technologies for autistic people

In this article Dr Nigel Newbutt, from the University of the West of England, discusses research that examined autistic people's experiences of using head-mounted virtual reality technologies....

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...

Suicidality in autism: risk and prevention

In this article, Dr Sarah Cassidy of the Centre for Research in Psychology, Behaviour and Achievement, Coventry University, gives a brief introduction to the latest research and practical suggestions...

Deafness and autism

In this article Dr Sally Austen, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, explores some of the common areas of difficulty when attempting to make a correct diagnosis of autism for deaf people. Download a...

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...

Life 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...

Anxiety 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...

Enabling education 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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