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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,...

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...

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...

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...

Transitioning from special school to mainstream college

Dr Jacqui Shepherd, Lecturer in Education at the University of Sussex, summarises the findings of her doctoral thesis on the experiences of young autistic people transitioning from special school to...

Relationships and sexuality: 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 girls research bulletin: Volume 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...

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....

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