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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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Supporting autistic adults: an interview with Prof Bryony Beresford

Professor Bryony Beresford is Co-Director of the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York. Bryony has led a number of autism projects including children and parents’ wishes for support,...

Autism training needs within the Scottish Prison Service

Frank Slokan is National Autism Advisor at The Richmond Fellowship Scotland and recently completed an MSc in Investigative Psychology at the University of Huddersfield. Here Frank looks at the...

A strengths-based approach to autism research with siblings

Dr Georgia Pavlopoulou and Dr Dagmara Dimitriou from UCL Institute of Education, discuss their research into the experiences of both neurotypical and autistic siblings in adolescence. They explore...

Adapting alcohol support services for autistic people

Mark Brosnan and Sally Adams from the University of Bath describe a current and ongoing project funded by Alcohol Change UK which aims to identify autism-friendly service provision for alcohol-...

Autism and menstruation

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...

Anorexia nervosa in autistic females

Dr William Mandy, Charli Babb and Janina Brede are members of the Study of Eating Disorders in Autistic Females (SEDAF) research team. Here they discuss why they are researching anorexia nervosa in...

Autistic adults and sleep problems

Georgia Pavlopoulou is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Psychology and Research Fellow at the Lifespan and Learning and Sleep Laboratory (LiLAS) at UCL, and Dagmara Dimitriou is a Reader in Developmental...

Autistic adults and diagnosis: an interview with Dr Barry Ingham

Dr Barry Ingham is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Associate Psychological Services Director within Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust as well as an Associate Clinical...

Autism research: an interview with Dr Anna Remington

Dr Anna Remington is the Director of the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) and her work focuses on superior abilities in autistic people, specifically with respect to attention and...

Mental health in young autistic people

What does "normal" mental health mean for autistic people? A new study, co-designed by academic researchers from the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) and young autistic people from...

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