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By investing in research we can ensure that people affected by autism receive the best possible support, now and in future generations. Please support our cutting edge research.

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1 in 100

people are on the autistic spectrum in the UK

Many are struggling to get the diagnosis and the services that they need.

90%

of autistic people have anxiety and depression

Often the therapies and support they need are not available.

3x

as many boys as girls are diagnosed with autism

It's increasingly believed that girls may be better at masking their difficulties, leading to their autism being missed.


Our Research

We fund a variety of projects, but predominantly at the Autism Research Centre in Cambridge, to understand autism and explore effective interventions.


The Researchers

We fund pioneering researchers, working hard to understand autism. Read their biographies.

Why Research?

About 700,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with autism. Investing in research will help provide better support to autistic people and their families. 

Latest news

  • Autistic adults face greater risk of hardship

    Autistic adults are vulnerable to financial trouble, abusive relationships and employment difficulties, according to new research. Could this be why more autistic adults experience anxiety and depression? Read more

  • Recent findings from 7 autism projects

    Research takes time but, at the Autism Research Trust, we are beginning to see results from some amazing projects that we have funded in previous years. Read more about 7 of these findings... Read more

  • 10 amazing projects, 10 ways we're changing lives!

    Last year, we funded some incredible research projects ranging from investigating the role of genes in autism to the life of autistic individuals in schools and the criminal justice system. Read more... Read more

Latest events

  • Amba Rickards completes London Marathon 2019

    ART supporter Amba Rickards rose whole-heartedly to the challenge of the London Marathon - and had an amazing day! Read more

  • Autism Awareness Month 2019

    We reached out to schools with discussion worksheets and 'inclusive' fundraiser ideas to celebrate diversity. We can all help one another with simple acts of kindness. Read more

  • Cambridge Autism Genetics Symposium

    This event took place on Friday 22nd March, featuring Professor Simon Baron-Cohen among the distinguished speakers presenting on the progressive topic of autism genetics. Find out more... Read more