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The Cambridge Autism Research Centre carries out research studies into autism, Asperger Syndrome (AS) and other conditions on the autism spectrum. Many of the research projects at ARC would be impossible without the help of volunteers like you!

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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.


Clinical Director Opportunity with The Petra Ecclestone Foundation

The Petra Ecclestone Foundation is seeking a clinical director for a new preschool autism therapy centre 'Petra's Place', opening in London in 2018. The Therapy Centre advisory board includes clinical researchers from the Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge. For more information about the role please click here.

Recent ARC Publications

Randomised trial of a parent-mediated intervention for infants at high risk for autism: longitudinal outcomes to age 3 years

J Green, A Pickles, G Pasco, R Bedford, M W Wan, M Elsabbagh, V Slonims, T Gliga, E Jones, C Cheung, T Charman, M Johnson, S Baron-Cohen, P Bolton, K Davies,M  Liew, J Fernandes, I Gammer, E Salomone, H Ribeiro, L Tucker, C Taylor, R Booth, C Harrop, S Holsgrove, J McNally

Assessing Autism in Adults: An Evaluation of the Developmental, Dimensional and Diagnostic Interview-Adult Version (3Di-Adult)

W Mandy, K Clarke, M McKenner, A Strydom, J Crabree, L Meng-Chuan, C Allison, S Baron-Cohen, D Skuse

Initial evidence that non-clinical autistic traits are associated with lower income

W J Skylark, S Baron-Cohen

Differences in change blindness to real-life scenes in adults with autism spectrum conditions

C Ashwin, S Wheelwright & S Baron-Cohen

Understanding role of steroids in typical and atypical brain development: Advantages of using a "brain in a dish" approach

D Adhya, E Annuario, M Lancaster, J Price, S Baron-Cohen & D Srivastava

Familial digit ratio (2D:4D) associations in a general population sample from Wales

G Richards, W Bellin & W Davies

Digit ratio (2D:4D) and prenatal/perinatal sex hormones: A response to Manning and Fink

G Richards

What is the evidence for a link between digit ratio (2D:4D) and direct measures of prenatal sex hormones?

G Richards

Sensory perception in autism

C Robertson & S Baron-Cohen

The Genetics of Autism

V Warrier & S Baron-Cohen

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