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About This Website

This website is owned and run by the Research Autism information service which is part of the National Autistic Society.

It was previously owned and run by the charity Research Autism, which was the only UK charity exclusively dedicated to research into interventions in autism.

This website is aimed at anyone with an interest in autism, including autistic people, parents and carers, service providers and policy makers.

Because autism covers such a wide spectrum of conditions, and because each person on that spectrum is different from every other person on the spectrum, it is likely that some parts of this site will be more relevant to you than other parts of the site.

If you cannot find what you are looking for please let us know by using our Contact Form and we will try to help.


Purpose

This site has been designed to provide you with information about the work of Research Autism and about interventions used to help autistic people.

It has also been designed to act as a gateway to some of the other resources on autism, both here in the UK and overseas.

This website has NOT been designed

  • to tell people which intervention/s, if any, to use. That is a decision for the individual autistic person and/or his or her carers to make
  • to prove or disprove a given intervention. Our aim is to report on the scientific evidence behind each intervention, irrespective of whether that evidence is positive, negative or mixed.
  • to promote or to denigrate any particular group of therapies. So we look equally carefully at behavioural, pharmacological, bio-medical and other types of interventions
  • to make money. This website exists to provide independent, accurate and helpful information about interventions, not to sell you products or services.

Contents

  • About Us: Tells you who we are and what we do.
  • Our Research: Gives an overview of  the research projects run by the charity Research Autism.
  • Autism: Explains the different forms of autism and related conditions.
  • Issues: Lists some of the most common issues faced by people on the autism spectrum.
  • Interventions: Provides details about interventions(treatments, therapies and services) used to help people on the autism spectrum.
  • Publications: Provides links to the latest research studies, as well as information about the scientific approach to research
  • Glossary: Explains some of the scientific jargon and gobbledygook.
  • Links: Provides links to other useful websites about autism research and related issues.
  • News: Keeps you up to date with the latest news about autism interventions and related issues.

Accessibility

We have tried to keep the site simple and user friendly, making use of advanced technology where this is appropriate. We have also tried to ensure that the site is accessible to everyone.  More about Accessibility Options


Legal Notices

For information about legal issues - including our disclaimer and our statements on links, privacy, copyright, advertising, and support - please see Terms and Conditions


Feedback

If you want to tell us what you think about this website please email info@researchautism.net. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Updated
04 Sep 2019