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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.


Abacus for Counting Practice

  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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  Enjoy this uplifting talk and understand more about what it’s like to live on the autism spectrum as an adult. As Daniel writes, “Dear Society, Thank you for your awareness, eagerly awaiting understanding and acceptance. Signed, Autism”.     The Autism Research Trust is funding research into mental health and into the challenges  faced […]

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ART is working on a wonderful new project – the creation of the Cambridge Autism Centre of Excellence (ACE), and recently hosted a Reception and Musical Recital where developmental stage plans were shared.
The ACE is an ambitious and incredibly exciting venture; our chance to transform the quality of life for autistic people across the spectrum and to accelerate autism research in the UK.

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