Research News

We regularly publish news from our research partners and how it is informing our services to families.

Clinical Criteria For Diagnosing Autism Inadequate For People With Genetic Conditions, Research Suggests

People with certain genetic conditions are likely to have significant symptoms of autism, even if they do not meet all ...
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Our Research Helps Families To Get A Good Night’s Sleep

We know that sleep affects every single aspect of our waking lives – our mood, behaviour, physical and mental well-being, ...
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Embracing Complexity Through Art And Science

Dr Sam Chawner from Cardiff University has teamed up with Phenotypica, an art and science initiative by scientist Ben Murray ...
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Improving Mental Health Support in Schools for Children With Rare Conditions

Lowri is our Knowledge Transfer Project Mental Health Research Associate. She explains about a visual map that was created following ...
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Two Covid-19 Research Projects Looking For Families To Take Part

Two organisations are looking for your opinions about support during lockdown. The National Children’s Bureau are looking for families, including ...
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Unlawful restrictions on the rights of disabled children with autism to social care needs assessments

Autism is classed as a disability and all children with disabilities have a right to an assessment of their needs. ...
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41 Local Authorities are unlawfully discriminating against autistic children

According to a report published today by Disability Law Service, Leeds University, Cerebra and the BBC, at least 41 Councils ...
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Cerebra Funding for The Cerebra Network for Neurodevelopmental Disorders

We are delighted to announce £829,000 of funding for the Cerebra Network for Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Tracy Elliott, Head of Research ...
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Cerebra Family Research Group End Of Grant Report

The Cerebra Family Research Group has released its End of Grant Report outlining the focus of their work well as ...
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University of Leeds LEaP students and staff.

Delivering Legal Rights End of Grant Report

The School of Law at the University of Leeds has published its end of grant report summarising the achievements of ...
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