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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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Professor Tony Charman's research brief (3)

Summary In this research briefing Professor Charman discusses two current research papers that have raised much debate and discussion across the autism and academic community - the studies of Dawson...
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...
Summary In this article Professor Tony Charman explores the new science of autism in infancy and specifically focuses on 'at risk' design studies and how these are aiding our understanding of the...
Making sense of statistics This guide written by Sense about Science aims to give an overview of statistics, how they are used, how to read them, questions you can ask and pitfalls to avoid. Knowing...
This document, produced by the Cabinet Office: Behavioural Insights Team highlights how to develop and use Randomised Control Trails (RCT) and suggests they are a powerful tool to help policymakers...
This open access research article discusses the effectiveness of parent training for fathers of children with autism. Download the full article here. Abstract Literature regarding fathers of children...
This article reviews research into effective ways of supporting the learning of children and young people with autism. Download the article by clicking here. Abstract There is considerable debate...
This review of the effectiveness of therapies for children with autism describes what approaches are out there and what the evidence for their effectiveness is. It was prepared by the Vanderbilt...
Research Autism is a charity dedicated to researching interventions for autism. Research Autism carries out its own research into the educational, health, social and other interventions. It also has...

Autism Journal Podcasts

The Journal Autism published by Sage, produces regular podcasts, interviewing researchers about the latest findings in autism research. The podcasts are aimed at anyone with an interest in autism,...

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