We are now accepting abstracts for our Autism Research Conference, taking place on the 10 July at the University of Nottingham.

The leading autism research conference in the UK, this event will bring together autism researchers, autistic people and/or family members and the professionals who work with and support autistic people to discuss the most cutting-edge science around autism.

By bringing everyone together we can start to make real progress towards long, happy, healthy lives for all autistic people.

Along with our keynote talks and panel discussion, the conference will have two sets of four parallel sessions, either side of lunch. These sessions will cover themes that have been chosen by the autism community and researchers as priority areas. Each session will have multiple speakers and will vary in format, consisting of a mixture of long (15 minute) and short (5 minute) talks.

We ask researchers to submit both a lay summary of their research and a scientific abstract. All abstracts need to be under 250 words and in English.

The deadline for abstract submissions is midnight on the 5 February.

Abstracts will then be reviewed by our Scientific Committee, made up of researchers and autism community members. We will reply to everyone who submits an abstract before our Early Bird tickets go on sale on the 23 March.

If accepted, we will send you a link to purchase a speaker ticket for the conference as well as more detailed information about your session. Speaker tickets will cost £55. There is a bursary available to cover the cost of your ticket and up to £50 towards travel expenses available for researchers who would be unable to attend otherwise. You can apply for this after submitting your abstract.

If you have any questions about the Call for Abstracts or our Discover Conference more widely, please email Bethan Davies.