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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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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 journal video abstracts

The journal Autism published by Sage, invites authors to produce video abstracts – three-minute videos in which autism researchers discuss their latest work. The video abstracts are aimed at anyone...

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...

Synaesthesia in autism

Olga Bogdashina is Professor, Chief Research Fellow and Lecturer at the International Autism Institute, co-founder of the International Consortium of Autism Institutes, and Visiting Lecturer and...

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....

Deafness and autism

In this article Dr Sally Austen, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, explores some of the common areas of difficulty when attempting to make a correct diagnosis of autism for deaf people. Download a...

Autism and anxiety: 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...

A Future Made Together: Shaping Autism Research in the UK

Summary Dr Liz Pellicano, one of our partners in Network Autism, reviews the recent 'A Future Made Together' report. This report, that Dr Pellicano jointly led on, was the most comprehensive review...

Autism and play 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...

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