The Autism Research Centre (ARC) at the University of Cambridge is at the cutting edge of autism research.

Under the leadership of Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, the ARC brings together scientists working on autism from around the University of Cambridge and collaborates with prestigious universities around the world, as well as other clinical and voluntary sector services.

The ARC has approximately 30 research scientists and support staff, drawn from a range of disciplines (cognitive neuroscience, psychiatry, paediatrics, neonatology, genetics, bioinformatics, endocrinology, proteomics, and biochemistry).

Why we support the Autism Research Centre

Since it was founded almost 20 years ago, the ARC has been leading the way in understanding the biomedical causes of autism, and in developing new and validated methods for assessment and intervention. 

It utilises state-of-the-art technology in these investigations, including functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI and sMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), event-related potentials (ERPs), induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), whole genome sequencing, ultrasound scanning, amniocentesis, and gaze-tracking.

ARC's Achievements so far


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By investing in high quality research we can make a difference to the lives of those affected by autism, both now and into future generations. Please donate today and help us support the Autism Research Centre's work.

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