- to create positive change for individuals and families affected with autism by
- advancing scientific research in areas of risk factors, early identification, diagnosis, cognitive development and intervention
- working in partnership with practitioners, charities and the Welsh Assembly Government to integrate scientific evidence with policy and practice
- to conduct internationally competitive scientific research projects
- to facilitate Inter-disciplinary research and research networks
- to develop research and training that supports and influences practice and policy
- to improve public and professional awareness of research
LATEST NEWS: ONLINE EVENTS!
The Autism RPP Hub (http://www.autismrpphub.org/ ) is an open access site that champions the use of research in policy and practice in the UK and beyond. It is sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Welsh Government.
On 6th November 2013 Autism policy leads from the four UK nations participated in an on-line discussion on Cardiff University’s Autism Research, Policy and Practice hub. Have a look at our introductory video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqiGNYownHE#sthash.rPzEAEE0.dpuf
You can view the discussion and participate by posting comments as it happens at http://www.autismrpphub.org/groups/policy-research-practice/698/four-uk-lead-policy-officials-autism-big-conversation. Please register on the site to make comments.
There will also be support papers posted up before the event at http://www.autismrpphub.org/article-resource-categories/policy. There are already some articles/resources explaining autism policy across the UK that can be read on the Autism RPP hub via the same link.
And read about the key issues arising from the two-day online seminar last week by Prof David Skuse – just click below to read the questions and answers from the event and to follow up further discussions/comments.
More events coming soon! In the diagnostic methods series there will be:
DISCO with Dr Judith Gould on 9th and 10th January
We will be posting further details about these events soon.
Its establishment was supported by generous donations from the organisations above and from Autism Initiatives, Baily Thomas Charitable Fund, Waterloo Foundation, Jane Hodge Foundation, Research Autism, Freemasons Grand Charity.
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Click here to read the new WARC Annual Report 2011-2012.
WARC is launching a new research recruitment register! You can find more details on our volunteer page.
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