This section of our website contains information about some of the research projects that Research Autism would like to fund.
Our programme of research for the next few years has the potential to make a significant and positive difference to the lives of people with autism and their families.
If you think you can help please contact Helen Finch, Fundraising Executive on 020 3490 3094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: This project was identified as a priority by adults with autism. The Cygnet project is a specialised mentoring (life coaching) scheme for young people with autism.
The project has been designed by a group of adults with Asperger syndrome and high functioning autism facilitated by Research Autism. It is proposed to establish and evaluate the impact of such a scheme.
Impact: Working with the University of Cambridge, this project is designed to provide
Description:This is a pilot study to assess the potential for transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), combined with imitation skills training, to enhance the social communication skills of young people with autism (aged 14 to 25 years). It will greatly enhance the evidence base in this developing area of neuropsychology.
While trials using tDCS are already underway (and safe) for the treatment of stroke and depression in adults, and for schizophrenia in both adults and children, this will be the first trial to explore the potential of tDCS for autism.
Impact: This project is designed to
More information: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation
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