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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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Sensory Processing: 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...
Robyn Steward, autistic author and consultant, discusses the results of research into autistic people’s experiences of menstruation. Robyn looks at sensory difficulties, the lack of clear advice and...

Communication strategies 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...

Autistic female friendships

Felicity Sedgewick, a researcher at the BEACON Project King's College London, discusses her own and others research into the friendship and relationship experiences of autistic girls and women,...

Social and leisure 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...

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...

Findings of the Grange Park Transition Project

Louise Elliott, Managing Director at the Autism Consortium, looks at the results of a Transition Project focussing on successful transition to secondary school carried out between January 2016 and...

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...

Satellite classes: A promising model for educating autistic pupils

The Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) has published a report examining the perceived success of a satellite model of education for autistic pupils transferring from special to...

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