About us

The Autism Research Trust raises funds to predominantly support research conducted at the Autism Research Centre (ARC) at Cambridge University.

The ARC is at the cutting edge of autism research. Under the leadership of Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, the ARC aims to develop our understanding of the causes of autism and to evaluate interventions to ensure that people affected by autism receive the best possible support.

With your help we aim to fund cutting edge research that will influence understanding and services worldwide. The Autism Research Trust strongly believes that by investing in high quality research we can make a difference to the lives of those affected by autism, both now and into future generations.



ART has facilitated the inaugural fellowship between the University of Cambridge and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr Dwaipayan Adhya is using ground breaking iPSC technology to study autistic neurons.

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‘Embracing Neurodiversity in the Workplace’
This inspiring discussion was hosted in conjunction with C. Hoare & Co, on 25th April.
The popular event attracted more than 100 guests and saw the panel draw on views and experiences from Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Ray Coyle, UK CEO of Auticon and Mona Shah, MD of Harry Specters Chocolates.

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An alumni networking event took place on Friday 12th May at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, hosted by Cambridge in America.
Simon Baron-Cohen, a Trinity College Fellow, led a discussion based upon the current STEM research project, addressing the prevalence of autism within the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths fields.

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