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July 2014

Autistica's July Newsletter available to read online

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10 June 2014

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.

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Also, see media coverage of the report:

Guardian: click here

BBC Online: click here

CNBC: click here

June 2014

Autistica's June Newsletter available to read online

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9 June 2014

We are deeply saddened by the death of Lorna Wing, founder of the National Autistic Society, aged 85

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May 2014

Autistica's May Newsletter available to read online

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April 2014

Autistica's April Newsletter available to read online

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2 April 2014

Happy World Autism Awareness Day!

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27 March 2014

Temple Grandin's new book out today, read our review online

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21 March 2014

Autistica's March World Autism Awareness Day Newsletter available to read online

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19 February 2014

Autistica's February Newsletter available to read online

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14 February 2014

One in a Hundred is shortlisted for Science Communication Award

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9 December 2013

Susan Boyle's relief after Asperger's syndrome diagnosis

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December 2013

Autistica's December Newsletter available to read online

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October 2013

Autistica's October Newsletter available to read online

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17 October 2013

Article: The enduring mystery of the 'autism epidemic' By Dr Michael Fitzpatrick.

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August 2013

Autistica's August Newsletter available to read online

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3 July 2013

Autistica launches Breakthrough Appeal to fund groundbreaking new autism research

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15 April 2013

Autistica's Trust Fundraiser Emma McGuigan featured in Third Sector 

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4 April 2013

SEN Magazine highlights Autistica's findings

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3 April 2013

The Independent article: Parents of autistic children turn to unproven remedies

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2 April 2013

Dr Simon Wallace interviewed by UBC radio.

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2 April 2013

Al Jazeera - Autistica highlights difficulties for families and the need for tissue donation

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2 April 2013

Autistica's report featured in The Times.

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1 April 2013

Guardian article about Autistica's Brain Bank.
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14 March 2013

Autistica's March newsletter available to read online.
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13 March 2013

Infants at risk of autism show reduced brain responses to social cues before they are six months old
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13 March 2013

Autistica appoints new Chair and Trustee.
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November 2012

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
Wednesday 7th November 08:30 – 09:45

Radio 4 Today Programme

BBC Radio Berkshire
Anne Diamond Show
Monday 5th November 11.50 -12.45

BBC World Service Business Daily
Tuesday October 23rd 11:00 – 12:00

BBC Breakfast TV
Friday 2nd November 08:15 – 09:15

Resource magazine
Tuesday 23rd October 2:30pm 

BBC Radio Ulster
The Nolan Show
Friday November 2nd 10:00 – 10:30

 


31 October 2012

Our founder Dame Stephanie Shirley's long awaited biography, Let IT go, is published this week.
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6 September 2012

We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Autistica Chair Winston Fletcher CBE. Read more.
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1 August 2012

Autistica founder and President Dame Stephanie Shirley delivers Keynote Address at ICare4Autism international conference. Click here to read her lecture.
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July 2012

Read our latest e-news.
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26 June 2012

Autistica's Annual Review 2011-12 now available.
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16 June 2012

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.
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2 June 2012

Listen to Dr Simon Wallace's Podcast on 'Virtual Reality' - a paper written for the journal 'Autism'.
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25 May 2012

Autistica featured in the Guardian on the importance of further autism research.
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24 May 2012

Autistica final accounts for year ending December 2011 available for download.
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15 May 2012

Read our May e-news.
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3 April 2012

Read our April e-news.
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2 April 2012

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.
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2 April 2012

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.

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5 March 2012

Read our March e-news.
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31 January 2012

Earlier signs of autism: Autistica Chief Executive Christine Swabey interviewed on Radio 5

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26 January 2012

Earlier signs of autism detected

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January 2012

Download our January 2012 e-news

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January 2012

Autistica welcomes new Director of Research

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January 2012

Autistica Highlights 2011

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December 2011

Survey shows services can be made 'autism friendly'

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December 2011

Autistica supporters help raise £40,000 to help the British Autism Study of Infant Siblings

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September 2011

Download our September Newsletter

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August 2011

Autistica article recently published in SEN magazine'

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29 June 2011

Autistica's Director of Research feeds back on the recent International Meeting for Autism Research.

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28 June 2011

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.

1 June 2011

Download our summer 2011 eNews

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25 May 2011

Autism Awareness Survey - initial results from the survey conducted in April and May this year.

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25 May 2011

Autistica Annual Review 2010 available to view.

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15 May 2011

Autistica 2010 Accounts available to view.

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12 May 2011

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

12 May 2011

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!

12 May 2011

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.

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16 April 2011

Support Elliot Withers in his Charity Leggitt, raising money for Autistica.

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2 April 2011

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.

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30 March 2011

Autism article in Independent features the work of Autistica

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30 March 2011

Picture Houses cinemas offering 'Autism Friendly Screenings

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23 March 2011

Fortis sponsors Indian fellowships in Autism research

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10 March 2011

Article in the NAS Communications magazine about Autistica funded Brain Bank for Autism.

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7 March 2011

Professor Roy Richard Grinker to speak at World Autism Awareness Day Lecture

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10 February 2011

Autistica winter 2011 eNews now available for download

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18 January 2011

£20m investment in neurological disease  research announced

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10 January 2011

Autistica highlights 2010

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17 December 2010

Autism Act Statutory Guidance Published

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9 December 2010

Brokers raise funds for Autistica

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1 December 2010

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.

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1 December 2010

Statutory Guidance on autism to be published Friday 17th December

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9 December 2010

ICAP

Ken Bruce helps raise money for Autistica at ICAP

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City Brokers raise funds for Autistica

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4 November 2010

Autistica funded research at Kings College London wins prestigious NHS Innovation of the Year Award.

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22 November 2010

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.

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29 October 2010

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.

 

18 October 2010

Autistica supports the World Health Organisation in recognising autism as a developmental disorder. See pages 40-44 of the latest WHO publication.

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10 October 2010

Autistica Chief Executive Christine Swabey joined 80 runners at the Royal Parks Half Marathon 2010.

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29 September 2010

Autism NI: Groundbreaking new Northern Ireland research on the impact of autism on families and professionals

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1 September 2010

Read the Autistica autumn newsletter

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31 August 2010

Autistica appoints Christine Swabey as new Chief Executive

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9 August 2010

Get involved in shaping the statutory guidance on services for adults with autism!

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29 June 2010

Read the Autistica summer newsletter

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13 June 2010

Walk for Autism Research at The Alnwick Garden

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11 June 2010

Funding opportunities 2010: Mentor Based Fellowships

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11 June 2010

A media and sporting success!

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10 June 2010

Rare genetic variations of DNA implicated in autism

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10 June 2010

Scientists report important advance in the big autism question: What causes autism?

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8 June 2010

Autistica receives partner status with the National Institute of Health Research – the research arm of the NHS.

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5 May 2010

Autistica distributes nearly £0.5m of grants  in first quarter of 2010

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28 April 2010

Autistica distributes nearly £0.5m of grants  in first quarter of 2010

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13 April 2010

BBC Three series "Living with autism" starts April 22nd.

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5 April 2010

World Autism Awareness Day - messages from UK political leaders

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2 April 2010

Read the Sunday Telegraph supplement on autism

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25 March 2010

Reading Half Marathon raises almost £3,000 for Autistica

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15 March 2010
Jane Asher

Jane Asher becomes Autistica Vice President

Autistica warmly welcomes Jane Asher to our group of Vice Presidents.

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19 March 2010

Young people (17-25) with ASD needed for research interviews

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11 March 2010
Dr Mayada Elsabbagh

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.

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4 March 2010
Phil Hope

Phil Hopes, Care Services Minister announced publication of UK Adult Autism Strategy at Autistica House of Commons event.

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4 March 2010

Autistica welcomes landmark Government strategy to transform adult autism support

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4 March 2010
Hilary Gilfoy

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."

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2 March 2010

Around £300,000 of funding from Autistica to pioneering projects.

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10 February 2010

Joint venture between Saudi Arabia and Autistica to provide Fellowships for Saudi postgraduate students to continue their studies in the UK

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29 January 2010

Email your MP about the forthcoming autism strategy

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28 January 2010

Autistica's response to the General Medical Council's findings in the case of Dr Andrew Wakefield

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18 January 2010

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

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11 January 2010Visit the UK Autism Foundation website

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).

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1 January 2010

Autism Speaks changes its name to Autistica.

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