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.


Jack film

April is a highlight of the ART calendar. As part of this year’s Autism Awareness Month, we have been spreading the word and raising funds through film screenings, jewellery events, collaboration with LEGOLAND and street collections. Thank you to everyone who has been part of it!

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‘Embracing Neurodiversity in the Workplace’
ART is looking forward to hosting an important and inspiring discussion event, in conjunction with C. Hoare & Co, on 25th April.
The panel will 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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Presentation pik

ART is extremely grateful to 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) who raised a staggering £50,000 at a charity boxing event and recently presented the money to two charities. Both ART and Felix Fund, The Bomb Disposal Charity received £25,000 at a special presentation at Carver Barracks.

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