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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...

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-...

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...

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...

Shaping Autism Research in the UK

Dr Sue Fletcher-Watson, Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Edinburgh discusses the Shaping Autism Research seminar series aimed at addressing the gulf between autism research that gets done and...

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...

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