We work in partnership with researchers to achieve our vision of a long, happy, healthy life for all autistic people.

We partner on research projects to: meaningfully involve autistic people in research, increase the total investment in autism research and improve the evidence base about autism.

What Autistica can offer

With an experienced Insight Group, a national autism research network and a demonstrated track record, we are uniquely placed to drive high-quality, community focused research. We would love to hear from researchers who want to partner with us.

As a co-applicant or collaborator on your project application to an external funding institution, Autistica can help in lots of ways, some examples include:

  • Facilitating the involvement of autistic people and their families throughout the research process via our Insight Group
  • Supporting participant recruitment via the Discover network and via ASD-UK
  • Research professionals can provide guidance and input on the aims and design of your study
  • Disseminating the results of a research study by sending a Discover Evidence Update to our members or by running  a Discover Lecture
  • Policy professionals can support the translation of research findings into policy recommendations
  • Communications professionals can advise on a communication strategy for your research