Participate in research by the Autism Research Centre

The aim of the ARC is to understand the biomedical causes of autism spectrum conditions, and develop new and validated methods for assessment and intervention.

They are currently interested in recruiting additional participants for their research database.
Registration is completed online and those who choose to sign up will have access to many different studies both online and in person. They are looking for adults (over 16 years old) diagnosed with autism spectrum conditions or parents of children (under 16 years old) with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum.

Additional information

Source NAS Cambridge

‘The Big Shout’ Conference

Girls on the Autism Spectrum Conference
Organised by the NAHT

Friday 27th January 2017 at The Grand Connaught Rooms, London

This conference aims to
  • provide an update on the work of the Girls with Autism forum
  • gain an insight from the perspective of girls on the Autism Spectrum
  • share effective practice emerging in the field
  • prepare a ‘Call for Action’ that highlights future areas for development
Who should attend

School leaders and SENCOs from Primary, Secondary and Special schools and academies; clinical and educational psychologists; neuroscientists, health professionals, including speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, psychiatrists and CAMHS teams; LA officers with responsibility for SEND/ ASD and those working in social care; parents, carers and adults with autism. Health contacts, LGA named links for clinical leads.

Event website

Late diagnosis and misdiagnosis of women and girls with Aspergers

Late diagnosis and misdiagnosis of women and girls with Asperger Syndrome has been receiving more publicity in recent years but the data is scattered and limited resources mean that some women don’t get the support they need. Jane, a Woman’s Hour listener, got in touch and is joined by Dr Judith Gould, an expert in autism spectrum disorder.

From BBC’s Radio 4’s Women’s Hour
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