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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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How can you make sense of ‘cure’ stories; tell the beneficial from the bogus; the likely from the doubtful? Sense About Science and medical research charities have worked with patients, doctors and...
Fair Access to Care Services (FACS) guidelines were introduced by the Government in 2003 as a means of providing local authorities with a common framework for determining individuals’ eligibility for...
To mark it's 50th birthday, The National Autistic Society commissioned the largest ever survey into autism, in order to show what life is like in the UK for people affected by the condition. This new...
In this video Professor Francesca Happé discusses ideas for future research in autism during her presentation at the National Autistic Society Professional Conference in February 2012 entitled 'what...
Vitamin/mineral supplements are among the most commonly used treatments for autism, but the research on their use for treating autism has been limited. This study is a randomized, double-blind,...
Abstract: Background. There has been lack of reviews of evidence on efficacy, methodology, and/or safety of acupuncture in autism spectrum disorders. This paper examines the emerging evidence of the...
Do early childhood intelligence, language, and joint attention predict the independence, adaptive abilities, and symptomatology of adults with autism? Although autism is a developmental disorder, few...
This article researches the economic consequences of autism in the UK. Autism has life-time consequences with a range of impacts on the health, economic wellbeing, social integration and quality of...
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...
This review aims to draw out the key ‘what works?’ messages on improving the wellbeing of disabled children and young people through improving access to positive and inclusive activities. It...

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