The Autism Research Trust

We fund research to understand the causes of autism, improve diagnosis and explore interventions to ensure that autistic people receive the best possible support.Read more

April: Autism Awareness Month

From cakes to concerts, fundraise with us to create a future where autistic people feel understood.Read more

Investigating the role of NRXN1 in autism

This project looks to fill the gaps in our knowledge about the role of the Neurexin 1 gene in autism using induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology.Read more

Getting Started

Without you, there wouldn't be an Autism Research Trust. Together we can fund the cutting edge research that is needed to better support people with autism.Read more

What is the ACE?

The first of its kind here in the UK, the Autism Centre of Excellence (ACE) will be a unique and very special collaboration between autistic people and their families, the work of world-class researchers and excellent clinical services.Read more

Testing Hormone levels

This project will test if specific sex steroid hormones are associated with autistic spectrum conditions, which will help our understanding of the causes of autism and may lead to ways to earlier diagnose autism in children.Read more

The Israeli Ultrasound and Amniocentesis Study

We're looking to develop a antenatal test for autism that would enable early detection, early monitoring and early intervention.Read more

Frances Lloyd, running for her Son

Ran the Red Car Half MarathonRead more

Rob Leeming

Rob cycled the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100Read more

Shankar Balasubramanian

Ran the Thames Path ChallengeRead more

Jon Tilley

Ran the South Coast Challenge 2016Read more

Mark Anderson

Ran the Virgin Money London Marathon 2016Read more

Cambridge Autism Learning

We are excited to fund the development of an online course to help parents and carers help autistic children to learn to speak.Read more

CUHK Fellowship in Autism Neuroscience

This study will look at effects of hormones on autism-associated genes, and enable the discovery of novel genes that might play a greater role to contribute to the phenotype of the condition.Read more

Hormones and Biomarkers in Pregnancy

This project comprises of three smaller studies looking at the levels of hormones alongside cognitive testing, physical measurements and scans, to understand what causes variation in autistic traits in the general population and why autism is more common in boys.Read more

Gwilym runs the London Marathon 2018

ART is delighted for runner Gwilym Renouf, as he completes this iconic event for the first time!Read more

Liam and Grandad's Coastal Cycle!

Both Liam and his grandfather are autistic. Together they want to fundraise to improve the lives of autistic people of all ages.Read more

Rover's story

By his father, RobertRead more

Luke's story

By his father, AndrewRead more

Vulnerabilty and Mental Health

The research aims to get a broad but detailed representation of types of vulnerability experienced by autistic children and adults, and documate those that may be risk factors for developing anxiety and depression.Read more


Some of the most recognisable public faces of the Autism Research Trust, using e their influence and dedication to explain why our organisation is so important in understanding autism and improving the quality of life for autistic people and their families.Read more

Learning and Uncertainty

This project is developing an understanding of how autistic people process unpredictability and will have benefits in both clinical and educational settings.Read more

Oxytocin Project

The use of oxytocin as an aid to help autistic people in social situations is not fully tested. This study will inform any decision as to whether it should be made widely available to autistic adults.Read more

Introducing the Autism Centre of Excellence

Introducing the Autism Centre of Excellence at Pushkin House
December 2017Read more