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Knowing what we don’t know: How statistics can help autistic people to live their best life

Most of us struggle with uncertainty. When a child is formally diagnosed with autism, some certainty is provided to their parents, but they may still feel overwhelmed by questions, not least about their child’s future. Will they be able to find work and how independently will they be able to live? Will they be happy?

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 29 Jul 2021

Compensatory strategies to disguise autism spectrum disorder may delay diagnosis and have negative consequences for mental health

For the first time, compensatory strategies used by autistic adults have been investigated and collated in a qualitative study by BRC researcher, Professor Francesca Happé, and her MRC-funded PhD student, Lucy Livingston, published today in The Lancet Psychiatry journal.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 24 Jul 2019

Autistic people urge scientists to work alongside them

An initiative to bring autistic people together with scientists to share ideas and influence the research agenda has culminated in an exhibition of thought-provoking portraits at Science Gallery London.  

Changing the Face of Autism Research Together is led by Dr Kinga Bercsenyi, Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow at the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology at King’s College London. Its aim is to establish a dialogue between the autistic community and researchers, so that future studies are influenced by the views, priorities and input of autistic people.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 2 Apr 2019