Autistic people die years earlier than the general population, struggle to find work and often face a lifetime of crippling mental health problems. Without research to understand the causes of these problems and develop evidence-based solutions, this will not change.

Thank you 

Thanks to our donors, we are transforming the lives of the 700,000 autistic people in the UK, and their families and carers. 

Trusts and foundations provide invaluable support for our research projects, policy programmes, employment initiatives and our work engaging and empowering the autism community.

Why Autistica?

We are the autism research charity that listens and responds to the needs of the autism community. At the 2018 Charity Awards we were named Disability Charity of the Year for this very reason.

  • We only initiate research which has a high likelihood of significantly improving autistic people’s lives.
  • We are transforming the role of autistic people in research: from research subjects to its designers, drivers and spokespeople.
  • We use the results of research to campaign for real change from the government and the NHS.

Our Association of Medical Research Charities membership enables our academic partners to claim an additional 26p from the government for every £1 you give.