Research informed by actual autistic people is the only way to achieve progress

Jon, autistic advocate

Learning from those with experience of autism is the only way to ensure research makes a difference to people's lives. 

We involve autistic people and their families at every stage of our work.

How we want you involved

You can help shape our work and get involved at many levels:

  1. Join Discover
    By joining our research network Discover, you'll get emails updates about the latest research news and opportunities. You can take part in surveys to influence research and get involved in studies happening around the UK. Join now.
  2. Join our Discover Insight Group
    Discover members can get even more involved by joining our Insight Group. When you apply, we’ll ask you to tell us what activities you may be interested in such as working with researchers to design studies or giving advice on policy campaigns.  
  3. Join an Autism Study Group
    These groups bring people with experience of autism, researchers and professionals together to speed up progress in specific research areas. Study Group members will focus on an area for three years. The first Study Group will be announced via Discover in February 2018. 

How we pay

We believe that financial support is important to help more people get involved in research. When giving your time, we offer fees in line with the National Institute for Health Research’s INVOLVE guidelines.