Research Autism is committed to ensuring that government and other agencies understand the importance of our work and the need for effective research into autism.
Most of our policy work takes place away from the limelight. However, sometimes we organise public events which are designed to promote the same message to a wider audience.
Research Autism reception at the House of Commons jointly hosted by John Howell OBE MP.
Keynote speaker on the day was one of the charity's longstanding, esteemed patrons, Baroness Angela Browning.
Geoffrey Maddrell, Chairman of Research Autism, introduced the programme and the speakers, the other speakers being Professor Patricia Howlin from the Institute of Psychiatry and Joe Powell, who spoke about living with an autism spectrum condition (ASC).
More information about the Autism Interventions: which ones can you trust?
The aims of this conference were to explore why the outcomes are so poor for adults with autism in the UK and to identify appropriate solutions to this problem.
The conference took place following the release of The National Audit Office (NAO) report which was commissioned to explore the problems and challenges of supporting adults with autism.
The keynote Speaker was the Rt. Hon David Cameron, MP, Leader of the Opposition
More information about the Falling through the cracks conference
Ed Balls encourages research into greater social inclusion for people with autism: Social inclusion and autism: what can research offer?
The Rt. Hon. Ed Balls MP, Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (pictured here with Geoffrey Maddrell, Chairman of Research Autism) encouraged more research into social inclusion for people living with autism at a reception hosted by Research Autism at the House of Commons entitled 'Social Inclusion and Autism: what can research offer?'
More information about the Social inclusion and autism event
Over 100 politicians, academics, parents and individuals affected by autism, journalists, supporters and official contacts gathered in Dean's Yard at Westminster on 25th April to celebrate the official launch and early achievements of Research Autism.
Our flagship online resource is now live at www.researchautism.net. This is the world's first comprehensive, impartial validation of the effectiveness of interventions on offer for autism, as evaluated by leading experts. It is intended to be a 'trusted voice' for the many thousands affected by autism, enabling families to be more in control of their decision-making, and health professionals more confident when giving advice.
More information about the Research Autism Launch event