Autistica's July Newsletter available to read online
Autistica calls for investment to address an unacceptable imbalance
The London School of Economics has published research today which shows that autism costs the UK £32 billion per year, more than heart disease, cancer and stroke combined. But autism receives just £4 million for research each year, compared with £590m for cancer, £169m for heart disease and £32m for stroke.
Also, see media coverage of the report:
Guardian: click here
BBC Online: click here
CNBC: click here
Autistica's June Newsletter available to read online
We are deeply saddened by the death of Lorna Wing, founder of the National Autistic Society, aged 85
Autistica's May Newsletter available to read online
Autistica's April Newsletter available to read online
Happy World Autism Awareness Day!
Temple Grandin's new book out today, read our review online
Autistica's March World Autism Awareness Day Newsletter available to read online
Autistica's February Newsletter available to read online
One in a Hundred is shortlisted for Science Communication Award
Susan Boyle's relief after Asperger's syndrome diagnosis
Autistica's December Newsletter available to read online
Autistica's October Newsletter available to read online
Article: The enduring mystery of the 'autism epidemic' By Dr Michael Fitzpatrick.
Autistica's August Newsletter available to read online
Autistica launches Breakthrough Appeal to fund groundbreaking new autism research
Autistica's Trust Fundraiser Emma McGuigan featured in Third Sector
SEN Magazine highlights Autistica's findings
The Independent article: Parents of autistic children turn to unproven remedies
Dr Simon Wallace interviewed by UBC radio.
Al Jazeera - Autistica highlights difficulties for families and the need for tissue donation
Autistica's report featured in The Times.
Guardian article about Autistica's Brain Bank.
Autistica's March newsletter available to read online.
Infants at risk of autism show reduced brain responses to social cues before they are six months old
Autistica appoints new Chair and Trustee.
We have been delighted by the response to Let IT Go, the inspirational memoir of our Founder and President Dame Stephanie Shirley.
Read our review here, and see Dame Stephanie’s interviews below.
BBC Radio 4 Midweek
BBC Radio Berkshire
BBC World Service Business Daily
BBC Breakfast TV
BBC Radio Ulster
Our founder Dame Stephanie Shirley's long awaited biography, Let IT go, is published this week.
We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Autistica Chair Winston Fletcher CBE. Read more.
Autistica founder and President Dame Stephanie Shirley delivers Keynote Address at ICare4Autism international conference. Click here to read her lecture.
Read our latest e-news.
Autistica's Annual Review 2011-12 now available.
The Autism Show - 15th and 16th June in the ExCel Arena, London's Docklands.Once again the Autistica team and some of our funded scientists were on hand talking about the importance of autism research and how it can make a positive difference to autistic people and their families.
Listen to Dr Simon Wallace's Podcast on 'Virtual Reality' - a paper written for the journal 'Autism'.
Autistica featured in the Guardian on the importance of further autism research.
Autistica final accounts for year ending December 2011 available for download.
Read our May e-news.
Read our April e-news.
April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. This is a day for us to celebrate and recognise the lives of the tens of thousands of families in the UK that include children and adults with autism. Autistica has been funding a study in Newcastle to help those families who are interested in research to find out more information on existing studies.
World Autism Awareness Day is an opportunity for families and organisations from around the work to celebrate and recognise the lives of the millions of people who have autism. Autistica are delighted to be celebrating, in partnership with Fortis Healthcare, two fellowships for UK researchers to investigate the effectiveness of an imitation intervention and to survey parents' opinions on associated medical conditions that often go with autism.
Read our March e-news.
Earlier signs of autism: Autistica Chief Executive Christine Swabey interviewed on Radio 5
Earlier signs of autism detected
Download our January 2012 e-news
Autistica welcomes new Director of Research
Autistica Highlights 2011
Survey shows services can be made 'autism friendly'
Autistica supporters help raise £40,000 to help the British Autism Study of Infant Siblings
Download our September Newsletter
Autistica article recently published in SEN magazine'
Autistica's Director of Research feeds back on the recent International Meeting for Autism Research.
The Autism Show is a resounding success! Autistica were delighted to play a prominent role at the recent Autism Show at London's Excel. Thank you to everyone who came to visit us. It was wonderful for us to meet adults with autism, parents, carers and professionals and to talk about autism research.
Download our summer 2011 eNews
Autism Awareness Survey - initial results from the survey conducted in April and May this year.
Autistica Annual Review 2010 available to view.
Autistica 2010 Accounts available to view.
An opportunity has been created for 2 Indian Nationals working in autism to further develop their research skills under a Mentor at a centre of excellence in the UK.These posts are funded by Fortis India. For further details please Email Eileen Hopkins or Jenny Longmore
We are delighted to be hosting the 'Autism Zone' for this brand new show at London's ExCel on June 24th and 25th. To find out more, please visit the Autism Show website. We hope to see you there!
Autistica's Eileen Hopkins and President Jane Asher to speak alongside Sir Bob Geldolf, Robert Winston, David Starkey and many others at the Sunday Times Festival of Education at Wellington College, Berkshire.
Support Elliot Withers in his Charity Leggitt, raising money for Autistica.
Complete this World Autism Awareness Day Survey. An invitation from 34 major charities to participate in a UK-wide survey, to find out how children and adults with autism can be better served.
Autism article in Independent features the work of Autistica
Picture Houses cinemas offering 'Autism Friendly Screenings
Fortis sponsors Indian fellowships in Autism research
Article in the NAS Communications magazine about Autistica funded Brain Bank for Autism.
Professor Roy Richard Grinker to speak at World Autism Awareness Day Lecture
Autistica winter 2011 eNews now available for download
£20m investment in neurological disease research announced
Autistica highlights 2010
Autism Act Statutory Guidance Published
Brokers raise funds for Autistica
Autistica is delighted to announce its membership into the AMRC, a membership organisation of leading UK medical and health research charities. The AMRC helps charities advance medical research by developing best practice, providing information and guidance, improving public dialogue about research and science, and influencing government.
Statutory Guidance on autism to be published Friday 17th December
Ken Bruce helps raise money for Autistica at ICAP
City Brokers raise funds for Autistica
Autistica funded research at Kings College London wins prestigious NHS Innovation of the Year Award.
Authors for Autistica
Best-selling authors, book lovers and unpublished writers helped to make Sunday 21st November a literary hive of activity on eBay in Autistica's Authors for Autistica.
Launch of new autism science journal
The launch of the journal Molecular Autism in 2010 provides autism researchers with a new forum for basic, translational and clinical study into the molecular basis of autism and related neurodevelopmental conditions. Molecular Autism tackles the multi-level complexity of autism and related syndromes by engendering greater integration across scientific disciplines including genetics, molecular neurobiology, neuropathology and imaging. You can keep up to date with new content and submit your research online by signing up for regular article alerts. For all enquiries about the journal, email Molecular Autism.
Autistica supports the World Health Organisation in recognising autism as a developmental disorder. See pages 40-44 of the latest WHO publication.
Autistica Chief Executive Christine Swabey joined 80 runners at the Royal Parks Half Marathon 2010.
Autism NI: Groundbreaking new Northern Ireland research on the impact of autism on families and professionals
Read the Autistica autumn newsletter
Autistica appoints Christine Swabey as new Chief Executive
Get involved in shaping the statutory guidance on services for adults with autism!
Read the Autistica summer newsletter
Walk for Autism Research at The Alnwick Garden
Funding opportunities 2010: Mentor Based Fellowships
A media and sporting success!
Rare genetic variations of DNA implicated in autism
Scientists report important advance in the big autism question: What causes autism?
Autistica receives partner status with the National Institute of Health Research – the research arm of the NHS.
Autistica distributes nearly £0.5m of grants in first quarter of 2010
Autistica distributes nearly £0.5m of grants in first quarter of 2010
BBC Three series "Living with autism" starts April 22nd.
World Autism Awareness Day - messages from UK political leaders
Read the Sunday Telegraph supplement on autism
Reading Half Marathon raises almost £3,000 for Autistica
Jane Asher becomes Autistica Vice President
Autistica warmly welcomes Jane Asher to our group of Vice Presidents.
Young people (17-25) with ASD needed for research interviews
BASIS researcher wins prestigious award
Dr Mayada Elsabbagh of the BASIS team - which undergoes research into early markers of autism and which Autistica supports - won the Neville Butler Memorial Prize.
Phil Hopes, Care Services Minister announced publication of UK Adult Autism Strategy at Autistica House of Commons event.
Autistica welcomes landmark Government strategy to transform adult autism support
Hilary Gilfoy, Autistica Chief Executive speaks at the House of Commons. "We believe that people with autism have a right to a clear understanding of what autism is."
Around £300,000 of funding from Autistica to pioneering projects.
Joint venture between Saudi Arabia and Autistica to provide Fellowships for Saudi postgraduate students to continue their studies in the UK
Email your MP about the forthcoming autism strategy
Autistica's response to the General Medical Council's findings in the case of Dr Andrew Wakefield
The Third Autism Neuroscience Conference
Call for Papers
Friday 10th September 2010 - Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, 10 West Road, Cambridge
Hosted by the Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge
AUTISM SUNDAY - 14th February 2010
The UK Autism Foundation is organising a London Service for Autism Sunday 2010 on Sunday 14th February at All Saint's Church, Inman's Row, Woodford Wells, IG8 0NH - at 11.15 am (nearest tube - Woodford).
Autism Speaks changes its name to Autistica.