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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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In this article Philip Wylie (an independent writer, researcher, Chartered Accountant and publisher) and Sara Heath (an autism Support Worker for AutonomyPlus) explore the findings of their UK survey...

Professor Tony Charman's research brief (3)

Summary In this research briefing Professor Charman discusses two current research papers that have raised much debate and discussion across the autism and academic community - the studies of Dawson...
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...
Few people know about the new area of research into autism - post mortem brain research - or about its potentially huge contribution to understanding autism. This article suggests the potential...

Autism and social communication 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...
This article presents a recent qualitative, interview-based study towards developing a model of best practice for students with Asperger syndrome/autism in higher education. The study found that...
Summary In this article Professor Tony Charman explores the new science of autism in infancy and specifically focuses on 'at risk' design studies and how these are aiding our understanding of the...
Making sense of statistics This guide written by Sense about Science aims to give an overview of statistics, how they are used, how to read them, questions you can ask and pitfalls to avoid. Knowing...
This document, produced by the Cabinet Office: Behavioural Insights Team highlights how to develop and use Randomised Control Trails (RCT) and suggests they are a powerful tool to help policymakers...

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