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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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The Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge, Directed by Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, carries out leading research into the causes of autism, ways of assessing autism and interventions...
A Special Issue of nature news on Autism The prestigious journal Nature publishes many articles on autism. A special issue of Nature News summarising the highlights of autism research was published...
Professor Francesca Happé talks about autism research and answers the question, "When we will understand autism spectrum disorders?".  Professor Happé was awarded the Rosalind Franklin Award for...

Uta Frith podcasts: Autism Research

Professor Uta Frith, talks about autism research in these podcasts from the UCL Centre for the History of Medicine. In the series "Today's Neuroscience, Tomorrow's History", Professor Frith talks...
Professor Uta Frith talks about her research into autism The BBC Radio 4 series, The Life Scientific, featured Professor Uta Frith on the 6th December 2011. She discusses her early pioneering work in...
Summary This report, published in 2009 by the National Autism Center, describes an analysis of different treatments for autism spectrum conditions. The report describes the level of research...

Personal health budgets: Early experiences of budget holders

Personal health budgets are being piloted in English primary care trusts (PCTs) between 2009 and 2012. This evaluation report looks at the early experiences of a small subsample of budget holders and...

Professor Tony Charman's research brief (1)

Summary One research finding that has emerged over the past decade is simple to summarise – autism is more common than we previously recognised. However, this does not make it simple or...
With so much research now being undertaken to further our understanding of autism, it is important to consider how the research process is designed and adapted to meet the needs of participants with...

Sensory perception in autism

Research Summary Anecdotal reports suggest that sensory processing issues are a key feature of autism.This article describes the current state of research into sensory perception differences in...

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