Research

Autism Research Network (ARN)

Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth

The Autism Research Network (ARN) aims to integrate research and practice in order to improve the lives of autistic people and their families. The network works closely with families, adults within the spectrum, policy makers, practitioners and local charities to ensure research findings are translated into practice. ARN is a partnership set up by the University of Portsmouth in collaboration with Portsmouth City Council, Autism Hampshire, Portsmouth Autism Support Network and the Autism Wessex.

Research projects

The Autism Research Network is involved in research programmes investigating the development of autism auditory perception and understanding of people's action. For more information click here.

Additional Research Centres

Autism Research Centre (ARC) - The mission of the ARC is to understand the biomedical causes of autism spectrum conditions, and develop new and validated methods for assessment and intervention. The ARC fosters collaboration between scientists in Cambridge University and outside, to accelerate this mission.

Autistica - the UK’s leading autism research charity. Their vision is a long, healthy, happy life for autistic people and their families.

The Autism Research Network publishes a periodical, Research Update which provides research summaries in lay terms on specific areas relevant to autism. You can download these publications from the links provided below.

Issue 1: Sensory issues

Issue 2: Employment

Issue 3: Relationships

Issue 4: Women

Issue 5: Diet

Issue 6: Diagnosis

Issue 7: Interventions

Issue 8: Challenging Behaviours

Issue 9: Anxiety

Issue 10: Early Signs of Autism

Issue 11: Quality of Life

Issue 12: Autism and Epilepsy

Issue 13: Early intensive behavioural interventions

Issue 14: Sleep problems in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Issue 15: Positive Contibution

Issue 16: Autism and Sport

Issue 17: Motor Skills

Issue 18: Non Verbal Communication

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