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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.


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  A new study has shown that there is an overlap in the behaviour traits of people diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Autism Spectrum Conditions (or autism for short). This could mean many people may be receiving the wrong diagnosis and not getting the right support. The study was funded by the Autism […]

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  The Autism Research Trust is working on a wonderful new project – the creation of the Cambridge Autism Centre of Excellence (ACE). On 4th December, we hosted a VIP Reception in partnership with Edmission UK at Pushkin House, London. Professor Simon Baron-Cohen presented an overview of the project to guests who then enjoyed a […]

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  Whether you are autistic or not, we’re looking for people with a degree in mathematical sciences to take part in research.  With your help, we are hoping to understand whether individuals diagnosed with autism have specific variations in their genes that contribute to both autism and mathematical ability.  Register to take part To participate in […]

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