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Autism Helpline Number: 0808 800 4104
Last updated: 06/05/2015 15:39:42
Teacher helping a group of young people with autism

Our understanding of autism has developed a great deal over recent years, but there is still a large amount of work to be done. Research is vital not just to understand the causes and effects of autism, but to make sure that people affected by autism receive the best possible support. We support a number of research projects and offer access to the latest research for professionals and students.

In this section

Requests for research and participation
Research and surveys into autism are now being handled by Research Autism.
Keep up to date with research and practice

Keep up to date with research and practice into autism by subscribing to our regular email bulletins, 'Titles in Autism' and 'Autism Update'.

Autism Data

The ideal research tool: an autism-specific database of published material (research papers, books, articles, videos etc).

Information for pupils and students

Information written specifically for students researching autism and Asperger syndrome.

Research Autism

An independent, non-profit-making charitable Trust committed to improving the lives of individuals on the autistic spectrum through research into therapeutic or remedial interventions.

Brain Bank for Autism and Related Developmental Research

The UK Brain Bank for Autism was established at Oxford University to research the causes of a wide variety of disorders and conditions.

Light sensitivity and autism survey results

Summary of website survey, April 2011

Autism reference library

Visit our autism reference library in London.

Email library@nas.org.uk for an appointment.