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Supporting adults with high-functioning autism through advice, information, and mentoring: a little goes a long way

In this blog post, Dr Kris Southby, Research Officer in the Centre for Health Promotion Research, reflects on his recent evaluation of the Leeds Autism AIM service.

Autism at uni the challenges and routes to success for autistic students

In today’s Autism Awareness Week post, Dr Marc Fabri talks about his research project, Autism&Uni, and shares some of the project’s insights into the challenges faced by autistic students in higher education, and the support and awareness needed to encourage them to achieve their goals.

Autism, Systemising and Empathy: Some Inside-out Comments

This week is World Autism Awareness Week (Saturday 2 April – Friday 8 April), an annual event which aims to raise awareness of autism and make a difference to the lives of autistic people across the UK and the world.

Autism portrayals: then and now

In this post, Dr James McGrath, Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at Leeds Beckett, assesses the changing public perceptions of autism in the last 80 years.