The ARC’s primary aim within AIMS-2-TRIALS is to ensure that the diverse voices across the autism community are heard and that the project takes the community’s priorities and concerns seriously.
Lego, being a highly systematic toy, is a particularly rewarding toy for autistic children and has been shown to improve social skills. We have summarised our work evaluating Lego Therapy in a new manual.
Oxytocin (a hormone) plays a key role in social behaviour and social understanding. We studied the effects of inhaling it on the brains of autistic people.
The Transporters is an animated series which aims to help autistic children to look at the human face and to learn about emotions. This study looked at the effectiveness of this approach and if emotion recognition can be taught.