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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,...

Stress and coping for caregivers 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...

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...

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...

Reducing anxiety in autistic children and young people

Dr Fiona McCaffrey and Dr Rachel Ferguson from the Middletown Centre for Autism discuss their study exploring the effectiveness of parental training as a method of support in reducing anxiety in...

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...

Autism and gluten/casein-free diets

Emma Jordan is a Community Paediatric Dietitian and Chair of the British Dietetic Association Autism sub-group. In this article Emma discusses factors that may cause gastrointestinal problems in...

Supporting GPs in working with autistic patients

Researchers at the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) worked with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) to explore GPs’ knowledge and awareness of autism, and their...

Autism research: an interview with Lorcan Kenny

Lorcan Kenny is a PHD student at the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE), Institute of Education UCL. Lorcan kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when he attended the XI...

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