The Autistica Network brings together autistic people, families, researchers and professionals who work with autistic people to create create research that can make a meaningful difference to autistic people. Members are sent newsletters, updates and research opportunities by email.

The Autistica Network:

  • Focuses on research about what matters to autistic people. We prioritise sharing research that aligns with our 2030 Goals, after listening to autistic people about what matters most to them.
  • Involves community members in research, so autistic people can shape research, helping it be more meaningful and impactful.
  • Makes it easy to take part in research.

Become a network member to get regular updates

The Autistica Network offers different things to different groups of people. We've listed the groups of people who would get the most from joining the Network below. Press the + sign to find out more and decide which group you want to sign up to. You can choose more than one.

Autistic people and families

If you or somebody in your family is autistic you can join the Autistica Network, even if you don't have a diagnosis. You will hear about new research and opportunities to take part in studies. Share your views with researchers and shape the future of autism research.

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We want to support you to do bigger and better research! As an Autistica Network member you will hear about funding opportunities, training and events. The Autistica Network can also help you find people to take part in research or work with you to involve autistic people and their families throughout your work.

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If you work with autistic people in education, health and social care settings, we want to help keep you updated on the latest evidence and invite you to events.

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None of these describe you?

The Autistica Network is for anyone interested in hearing more about autism research, campaigns and events. If none of the above describes you, but you want to know more, you can still join the Network.