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.

Donate now


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.

Find out more

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, 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

  • 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

  • A warm welcome to Ben Loomes

    The Autism Research Trust are proud to welcome a new trustee to the team, Ben Loomes, who will also Chair the Fundraising Campaign Committee for the Autism Centre of Excellence. Read more

  • A year of impact and achievements

    Last year was a great one for the Autism Research Trust. In the past two years, we have helped various researchers and funded 11 incredible projects! Find out more... Read more

Latest events

  • Autism Awareness Month 2019

    We are reaching out to schools with discussion worksheets and 'inclusive' fundraiser ideas to celebrate diversity. Join us! 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

  • Prudential RideLondon

    Find out more about this iconic 100-mile cycling event which takes place on Sunday 4th August 2019. ART has two places so sign up now! Read more