Autistica funds research to transform understanding of autism and help autistic people have a better quality of life. They exist to offer families and autistic people the chance of a long, healthy, happy life. Autistica support cutting edge research on autism and related conditions. They work with autistic people to understand their priorities for research so that they can make a difference at every stage of their lives. They campaign for increased investment in research and for better services for autistic people. Their current areas of focus defined by their community are mental health, language and communication, physical health and epilepsy in autism.

Twitter: @Autistica

Primary research areas


Additional research areas

Generic health relevance,  Mental health,  Ageing

Grant types

Fellowship,  Postgraduate studentship,  Project (typically <4 years)