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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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Understanding autistic communication

Dr Brett Heasman from the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) at UCL and Dr Alex Gillespie, Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics,...

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-...

Parent views on autistic girls' friendships and futures

Dr Felicity Sedgewick, Post-doctoral Researcher at King’s College London, discusses her recent research exploring parental views of their autistic daughters’ friendships, the impact of difficulties...

Assistive technology, apps and autism 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...

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...

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...

Supporting the recruitment of autistic employees

Dr. Beatriz Lopez, Reader in Developmental Psychology, and Ms. Kim Ruefenacht, Doctoral Researcher, both from the University of Portsmouth, discuss the development and evaluation of an employment...

Autism, gender and mental health: an interview with Dr Joshua Muggleton

Dr Joshua Muggleton is a clinical psychologist who works with children with learning disabilities, some of whom are on the autism spectrum. Joshua received a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome in his...

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