Research and new publication updates

Read the latest updates on autism research and new autism publications, shared from the National Autistic Society's (NAS) information update service.

The articles in the updates are sourced from the NAS's online catalogue, a free to access database of published material on all aspects of autism. It contains a list of over 24,000 publications related to autism including research articles, books, leaflets, videos and other materials. 

N.B. From July 2018 the National Autistic Society is no longer able to supply copies of research papers. 

Updates are added twice monthly on a Monday. In each update 5 topic areas are covered and the topics are rotated over the course of a month. The topic areas are: 

  • 1st monthly update: Play/Leisure, Behaviour, Non-medical therapies, Sensory, Social skills, Transition, Crime, Aetiology, Women and girls, Gender identity, Ageing, 
  • 2nd monthly update: Creativity, Co-occurrence, Impact on the family/partners, Sexuality, Adult services, Diagnosis and assessment, Education, Drug therapy, Mental health

The latest updates are available by clicking on the relevant topic area below:

1st monthly update 2nd monthly update
Play/Leisure Creativity
Behaviour Co-occurrence
Non-medical therapies Impact on the family
Sensory Sexuality
Social skills Adult services
Transition Diagnosis and assessment
Crime Education
Aetiology Drug therapy
Women and girls Employment
Gender identity Mental health


N.B. There may not always be updates for each topic area.

Details of how to access the full articles/ full publication are given for each item in each update. All articles should be available on request from your local library and some may be available for free online. 

Read the full archive of the publications and research updates since the launch of Network Autism.








Updated: June 2018