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The Shirley Foundation
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Communication & Theatre
How drama and theatre can help children and young adults with autismLearn more
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UK Autism Brain Bank
The UK Autism Bank is based at the University of Oxford, UKLearn more
The National Autistic Society (NAS) have released their education report 2016 which finds 74% of parents have not found it easy to get the educational support their child needs
The importance and impact of scientists sharing their research is highlighted in an article written for The Conversation
Autistica have released their report on the Top ten questions for autism research with mental health being the number one priority
Interview with Zemi Yenus, the founder of the Nia foundation who help people with autism in Ethiopia
A population based study in Sweden suggests that individuals with epilepsy are at increased risk of ASD, especially if epilepsy appears in childhood and furtehrmore ASD is more common in the siblings and offspring of individuals with epilepsy. Read the full article here to consider their results.
The National Autistic Society in the UK have opened nominations for the 2017 Autism Professionals Awards - submit your nomination
New data has been added to the SFARI gene database - find out what genes have been included in the collection here
Mapping of services for autism in Ethiopia - read the newly published situational analysis here
Dangerous "cures" for autism being sold online - The Guardian reports
Regional IMFAR Meeting Proposals - INSAR wishes to broaden its global reach by co-hosting Regional Meetings outside of North America and Europe and so is inviting proposals NOW; click here for details
CareEpilepsy launched a series of incredible events during National Epilepsy Week in Ethiopia with unprecedented success! A full report on how their format could be used to help raise awareness of other conditions will be released soon!
An 'Autism App' has been locally developed and now being used in Ghana to help autism education and awareness
Encouraging a celebration of autistic differences - The Lancet discusses this week
The Top 10 questions for autism research have been revealed with mental health being the top research priority - read the full list here
Teachers in the UK will be taught how to support autistic pupil, Government says.
Every GP practice in England will receive an autism resource pack containing information for GPs on how to provide effective consultations with autistic patients and advice and information for autistic patients themselves - see here for further details.
Why it's time African researchers stopped working in silos - Director of the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa discusses here
'Getting Lost in London' - watch a student with Asperger's describe his experience of spending a day navigating around London, UK
Brain in Hand - technology to support autistic people in work. Read a recent discussion about employement and autism
Supermarkets in the UK are trialing a 'quiet hour' to facilitate people with autism to shop
How to support African and black and minority ethnic families with autistic children in the UK education system; highlights the need for cultural awareness
How not to squander the potential of autisitc people - read The Economist article 'Beautiful Minds, wasted'
Could prenatal supplements of carnitine minimise ASD risk in some individuals? - scientists discuss this week
SFARI launch online research initiative called SPARK that aims to collect information and DNA from 50,000 people with autism and their families in the USA
How Africa can close its science funding gap? - Professor Marsh from Oxford discusses this week
Wiley Autism Awareness Research Collection - read free articles throughout April 2016
What do child prodigies have in common with kids with autism? - read an interesting article in The Conversation this week
The National Autistic Society launch their public understanding campaign - Too Much Information as part of World Autism Awareness Week
An anti-vaccination documentary is stopped from being shown at the Tribeca Film Festival
Premature autism deaths are 'hidden crisis' says Autistica as reported in The Guardian
The BBC have made a new drama currently being aired called The A Word where one of the main characters is autistic
INSAR Summer Institute 2016 - a series of six weekly online seminars on the familial aspects of autism will run from June 23 to July 28
Do you have a diagnosis of autism? Or are you a parent, clinician or professional with experience of autism? Please complete this survey to help shape the future of autism research
The INSAR Cultural Diversity Commitee are holding a pre-conference workshop to highlight new resaerch on May 11th 2016 at IMFAR. Please sumbit a 200 word abstract by March 18th. Read more
The feasibility and acceptability of PASS (Parent-mediated intervention for Autism Spectrum disorder in South Asia) has recently been tested in India and Pakistan with positive effects. Read more
Please add yourself, group and/or organisation to our interactive map! Join this exciting opportunity to find out a little bit more about others working on autism and neurodevelopment, identify collaborations and celebrate what wonderful things are being achieved. Read more
The Uganda Diaspora Health Foundation's newest project aims to reduce NCDs amongst those with mental health challenges in Uganda and reduce stigma by using the game of football! Read more
Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently written by the investigative reporter Steve Silberman has won the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction for his book about autism. Read more
Autistica have been chosen by Deutsche Bank staff as their national charity partner for 2016-17. This partnership is valued at around £1.5 million, so it will completely transform the charity and the work that they fund not just over the ... Read more
New research published in the BMJ confirms that families who participate in research via the UK’s national autism family research database are representative of UK families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) overall. This makes the database a valuable ... Read more
Two of the worlds leading researchers, Steven Chance of Oxford University and Manny Casanova at the University of South Carolina, were asked about the structure of the brain and how their findings have impacted the field of autism research and ... Read more
In the UK Channel 4 is currently running a series following a group of young autistic adults who transform gardens led by the designer Alan Gardner who also has autism. Read more
Autistic people might not be typical, but that doesn’t necessarily have to be viewed negatively. Read more
“Autism in girls is massively under-diagnosed and as a result many are expected to cope in mainstream school. They often struggle, are bullied and isolated and become very unhappy.” Read more
A survey has been launched as part of a consultation led by research charity Autistica, bringing together organisations, individuals with autism, carers and clinicians to identify their research priorities in the field of autism. The survey takes 5 mintues to ... Read more
Learn more about the way dogs are being trained and used to assist people with autism from helping their owners in social situations to performing specific tasks in their day to day life. Read more
CareEpilepsy is dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of epilepsy and the mental and social wellbeing of those affected by epilepsy, mainly in low and middle income countries, with a special focus in Ethiopia. Read more
The National Autism Project was launched this week at the House of Lords. This new initiative is supported by The Shirley Foundation and aims to provide recommendations on autism research and practice and raise awareness at government level. Read more
A recent article in The Conversation highlights the strengths of employing people with autism. Read more
The UDHF was conceived in 2011 to help reduce health care access inequalities in the UK and Uganda. Read more
An article in the Guardian newspaper this week discusses how medical professionals need to be aware of how people with autism experience and act when suffering from health issues. Read more
The UK Care Minister has proposed to give more rights to people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions with regards to their care. Read more
Research published this week has examined the genetic and environmental contributions to ASD. The study is one of the largest screened population-based twin studies to date and found a strong genetic effect in ASD and no strong influence from shared ... Read more
The charity Autism Speaks is focussing on neurodevelopmental disorders in Low and Middle Income Settings, with 2 meetings taking place in 2014. Read more
An amazing resource of videos and audio describing people's personal experiences. Read more
A study published this week has investigated the perspectives of caregivers of children with developmental disorders, including autism, in Ethiopia. Most caregivers reported experiencing stigma with over 45% feeling ashamed ...
HEAT (Health Education and Training) is a comprehensive education and training programme for community health workers that has been written in collaboration with African health experts, and that launched in ...
By Costa et al. 2017 Abstract We investigated an outbreak of exanthematous illness in Maceió by using molecular surveillance; 76% of samples tested positive for chikungunya virus. Genetic analysis of ...
By Cerny et al. 2017 Abstract Background Chikungunya fever is a globally spreading mosquito-borne disease that shows an unexpected neu- rovirulence. Even though the neurological complications have been a major ...
I attended the discussion group focussed on finding out what support and activities are available for children and young people. We were lucky enough to ...
I am based at the University of Oxford where I work on Autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. I look after this site and am very ...