Support Autism Research

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.


Our cutting edge research is helping to understand autism, improve diagnosis and evaluate interventions. Please donate today.

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If you have energy to share, want to inspire others and raise money for life-changing research, join us today! Together we can make a difference.

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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.


of autistic people have anxiety and depression

Often the therapies and support they need are not available.


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 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

  • 8 research projects funded in 2018

    Since the beginning of the year we were able to fund eight pioneering research projects, which will help us to better understand autism and inspire solutions to support autistic people and their families. Read more

  • Recruiting volunteers for a speech course study for parents

    We are recruiting volunteers for a study to support parents in improving their autistic children's speech. Would you take part? Read more

  • Classical Music for Autism Awareness

    Classical music night raises £1,000 for Autism Research! Organised for April's Autism Awareness Month, this event saw six talented classical music artists take the stage, with piano, cello and violin performances. Read more

Latest events

  • Prudential RideLondon

    Find out more about this iconic 100-mile cycling event taking place in the heart of London on Sunday 29th July! This year's place is being taken by Leslie Chitauro. You next? Read more

  • Autism: The Real Impact

    Panel discussion and fundraising event for the Autism Centre of Excellence
    May 2018 Read more

  • Liam and Grandad's adventure

    Liam and David just completed the Coast to Coast, cycling around 35 miles per day to raise money for autism research. This is their story! Read more