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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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Autism and ageing: loneliness and isolation

Clinical Psychologists Dr Aoife Hickey and Dr Jason Crabtree discuss research into the experiences of older autistic people, in particular the feelings of loneliness and isolation that many encounter...

Autism acceptance and mental health

Dr Eilidh Cage, Lecturer in Psychology at Royal Holloway, discusses her recent research which found that a lack of autism acceptance can affect autistic peoples’ mental health. Download this article...

Researching autism and ageing

Rebecca Charlton, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, explores some of the challenges in researching ageing in autistic people and discusses what the research has found...

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...

Exploring the DISCO model of diagnosis

This article, compiled by the Lorna Wing Centre Team, aims to provide more understanding about the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO) and its use in the diagnosis of...

Self-stigma among carers of autistic people

In this article Dr Chris Papadopoulos, Senior Lecturer in Public Health at the University of Bedfordshire, examines the nature and impact of self-stigma among parents/carers of autistic people. ...

The potential of virtual reality technologies for autistic people

In this article Dr Nigel Newbutt, from the University of the West of England, discusses research that examined autistic people's experiences of using head-mounted virtual reality technologies....

Autistic girls in the classroom: hidden difficulties and how to help

In this article Victoria Honeybourne, a Senior Advisory Teacher for Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SCLN), summarises the findings of her research into the school experience of autistic...

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