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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...

Autism and education research bulletins

Middletown Centre for Autism was established in 2007 by The Department of Education and Skills Ireland and the Department of Education Northern Ireland to support the promotion of good practice...

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-...

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...

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...

Anxiety in autistic people

Dr Jacqui Rodgers, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at Newcastle University, discusses why autistic people may experience anxiety. Jacqui also explores how to identify anxiety in autistic...

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,...

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