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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.


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

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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, 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. 

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