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.


Richard Bethlehem

An interview with Richard Bethlehem, PhD student at the Autism Research Centre, to find out more about the projects he is working on and what he thinks will change in autism research over the next five years.

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GW Lego-based therapy

Bricks for Autism offer Lego®-based therapy training, with 10% of profits donated to ART

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Did you miss out on a place in this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon? You’re still in with a chance if you apply for our place!

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