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Our annual national research conference brings together autism researchers, autistic people, relatives and carers to hear the latest research and discuss how to make progress towards long, healthy, happy lives for autistic people. 

Our next conference is on 27 June 2019 at Reading University. 

Early bird tickets will go on sale on the 28th February. To find out more about tickets and pricing, visit our event page.

Save the date and join Discover as a researcher or as a public member to hear when tickets go on sale.

We are now accepting abstracts

If you are interested in applying to speak at this conference, find out more here.


The inaugural 2018 conference was held on 6 September. We focused on the following areas:

Mental health
Physical health and ageing
Language and communication
Epilepsy
Complex needs


Watch the talks from the 2018 conference on our YouTube channel.