We are the UK’s leading autism research and campaigning charity. Our mission is to create breakthroughs that enable all autistc people to live happier, healthier, longer lives. We do this by funding research, shaping policy and working with autistic people to make more of a difference.

We know that every autistic person is different. And we know that autism comes with both strengths and challenges.

But there’s lots we don’t know.

Research is the best way to improve understanding, find new ways to support people and families, and change lives for the better.

We are making more of a difference by

  • Funding, shaping and growing research across the UK
  • Developing new therapies
  • Campaigning for better services and shaping national policy
  • Sharing evidence-based tools, resources and information