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Children's books launched for Christmas with proceeds to ART

ART trustee, Dr Lewis Owens, launches two wonderful children's books in time for Christmas. Following the adventures of Archie, an autistic 11-year old boy, these heart-warming stories are fun and thought-provoking reads for children of all ages. Proceeds of the books are kindly being donated to ART.Read more

A new study on the unique qualities of the autistic mind

With your support, we funded the world’s largest ever study looking into autistic people’s interests and skills in two specific areas – systemizing and empathy.Read more

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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

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

Autistic children: destined to be uneducated, untrained and unemployed?

The Autism Research Centre is embarking on a new study to find out whether children with autism are at a higher risk of falling into the NEET category – Not in Education, Employment, or Training.Read more

Job vacancy: help us improve the criminal justice system

What happens when autistic people face the criminal justice system? A new job opportunity to look into the experience of autistic people in the criminal justice system.Read more

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome are more likely to have a child with autism

A new study concluded that women with polycystic ovary syndrome have a 2.3% chance of having an autistic child, compared with the 1.7% chance for mothers without the condition.Read more

Liam and his Grandad's adventure

Liam and David just completed the Coast to Coast, cycling around 35 miles per day and travelling through the Lake District, and finishing in Sunderland, to raise money for Autism Research. This is their story!Read more

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

Volunteers needed!

Help us understand the experiences of autistic people and their heath, by filling out a 20 minute survey. You don't have to be on the spectrum to take part! The survey is for everyone who wants to help.Read more

Wired differently: a poem

On a school holiday day, on a very emotional moment, a mother wrote a poem about her son, Tristan, who has Asperger's syndrome - and it's gone viral.Read more

Are autistic people being misdiagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder?

A new study has shown that there is an overlap in the behaviour traits of people diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and Autism. Could this mean people are receiving the wrong diagnosis?Read more

ART Shares Plans for New Autism Centre of Excellence (ACE)

The Autism Research Trust is working on a wonderful new project – the creation of the Cambridge Autism Centre of Excellence (ACE).Read more

Do you have a maths degree?

Whether you are autistic or not, we're looking for people with a degree in mathematical sciences to take part in research.Read more

Dear Society... Signed, Autism (VIDEO)

Enjoy this uplifting talk and understand more about what it’s like to live on the autism spectrum as an adult.Read more

Do genes influence our ability to recognise other people’s thoughts and feelings?

Our ability to recognise and understand people's thoughts and feelings, known as ‘cognitive empathy’, is partly influenced by variations in our genome, a new study confirms.Read more