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1 in 100

people are on the autistic spectrum in the UK

Many are struggling to get the diagnosis and the services that they need.


of autistic people have anxiety and depression

Often the therapies and support they need are not available.


as many boys as girls are diagnosed with autism

It's increasingly believed that girls may be better at masking their difficulties, leading to their autism being missed.

Our Research

We fund a variety of projects, but predominantly at the Autism Research Centre in Cambridge, to understand autism and explore effective interventions.

The Researchers

We fund pioneering researchers, working hard to understand autism. Read their biographies.

Why Research?

About 700,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with autism. Investing in research will help provide better support to autistic people and their families. 

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  • Mental Health Awareness Week: the link between autism and suicide

    Autistic people are 9 x more likely to die from suicide than non-autistic people. This week we are highlighting a research project about the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide, one of the most recent explanations for why someone decides to take their own life. Read more

  • Autism Awareness Month: Preparing the World

    Dan's 7 year old son, Joshie, is severely autistic and non-verbal, but while being on the Autistic Spectrum is far from easy, Dan explains it is the lack of awareness within society that is the real challenge. Read more

  • Autism and COVID

    Read more about the contrasting experiences and reactions of the autism community to the exceptional circumstances of the past year, the challenges and what we can learn. Read more

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