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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.



A big thank you goes to everyone at the Northallerton & District Lioness Club for choosing to support the Autism Research Trust (ART) through its annual fundraiser, the Christmas Tree of Hope.
Leading up to Christmas each year a large decorated Christmas Tree is given pride of place in Northallerton Forum which raises money for a chosen charity.

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ART is delighted to announce that Jon Adams’ intimate and revolutionary play ‘Games with the Water Horse’ will be performed at the Cambridge Union on Monday 13th March, as part of the Science Festival. Adams is a multi-disciplinary conceptual artist whose work references his synaesthesia and Aspergers.
Tickets cost £10 with proceeds donated to the Autism Research Trust.

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ART was honoured to host a preview screening of the award-winning LIFE, ANIMATED documentary on Monday 5th December.
This fascinating and moving film portrays an autistic child, Owen, who finds a pathway to language and to the world in Disney animations.
The screening along with Q&A took place at the Cambridge Picturehouse and a percentage of proceeds was donated to ART.

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