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Self Injurious Behaviour and Autism

Research Autism

The charity Research Autism carried out a study called "Identifying early risk markers of self-injurious behaviour".

Adolescent with autismProject Area: Examining the amount, forms and causes of self-injury in people on the autism spectrum

Research Team Caroline Richards, Prof. Chris Oliver and Dr. Debbie Allen

Institution: The Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, The School of Psychology, University of Birmingham

Status: Completed

Length: 3 years

Method: 5 complementary studies examining the amount, forms and causes of self-injury in people on the autism spectrum

Likely impact:

This project provided

  • Research that identifies the amount, forms and causes of self-injury in people on the autism spectrum
  • Important information about the size of the problem and knowledge about how to intervene to reduce self-injury

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Updated
02 Nov 2017