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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 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

  • Genetic research and autism: for better understanding and support

    There are fears that the aim of genetics research into autism is a form of eugenics to “normalise” autistic people. Although Simon Baron-Cohen understands where this fear stems from, both him and his research teams are firmly against any sort of genetic engineering. Read more

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  • Bricks for Autism: LEGO-based therapy for children

    Bricks for Autism is a social venture that aims at supporting children with communication and learning disabilities through a therapy of building LEGO models. And whilst helping children with autism develop key skills, it also helps funding vital research. Read more

Latest events

  • Book Launch for ACE

    Broadcaster and journalist, Anne Atkins, launches her novel 'An Elegant Solution', the protagonist of which is autistic, with a percentage of proceeds to ACE. 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

  • Autism: The Real Impact

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