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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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Exploring the DISCO model of diagnosis

This article, compiled by the Lorna Wing Centre Team, aims to provide more understanding about the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO) and its use in the diagnosis of...

Catatonia and catatonia-type breakdown in autism

Dr Amitta Shah is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 35 years’ experience in working with autistic children and adults. She has expertise in the diagnosis and management of catatonia in...

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...

Reflections on stress and autism

Earlier this year, Research Autism launched the "Beating Stress in Autism" campaign to address the effects of stress on autistic people and their families.  In this article, Richard Mills, Research...

Autism: transitioning from primary to secondary school

Louise Elliott, Specialist Speech and Language and Behaviour Specialist at Grange Park School, discusses a current research project looking at the needs of autistic children transitioning to...

Widening access to Higher Education for autistic students

Marc Fabri, Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, writes about the Autism&Uni project, an EU-funded initiative that helps young autistic people navigate the transition from school to...

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...

Self-stigma among carers of autistic people

In this article Dr Chris Papadopoulos, Senior Lecturer in Public Health at the University of Bedfordshire, examines the nature and impact of self-stigma among parents/carers of autistic people. ...

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....

Suicidality in autism: risk and prevention

In this article, Dr Sarah Cassidy of the Centre for Research in Psychology, Behaviour and Achievement, Coventry University, gives a brief introduction to the latest research and practical suggestions...

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