On this page you can find links to other autism research groups around Scotland, as well as websites relating more broadly to autism and the autism/autistic community. We have included these as resources – these are not endorsements and we are not responsible for content on external pages. Please note this is not intended to be an exhaustive list, and we are unable to respond to requests to be added to this list.
- Scottish Strategy for Autism. Here you can find information on the Scottish Governments strategy for Autism. This website will keep you informed about current developments, news and events and progress relating to the strategy.
- Different Minds is a initiative from the Scottish Government, in collaboration with autistic people, aiming to improve the inclusion of autistic people in society. You can also find links to support on this website.
- One Stop Shops across Scotland One Stop Shops are run by Autism Network Scotland, and offer autistic people and their families much needed information, advice and support before and after diagnosis.
- Student Support Services- University of Stirling. Support service for autistic students at the University of Stirling. Student support services are there if you want advice and/or support about your finances; if you require additional support; if you have personal problems that are making life difficult; or if you just want to talk to somebody about academic, social or University life in general.
- MSc Autism Research, University of Stirling. Interested in learning more about autism research and becoming an autism researcher? Here at the University of Stirling we run a one-year MSc in Autism Research, directed by Dr Eilidh Cage.
Autism Research groups (Scotland):
- The Scottish Autism Research Group (SARG)
- Social Interaction, Mental Health and Wellbeing Group, Heriot-Watt University
- The DART Research Group, University of Edinburgh
- The Developmental Lab, University of St Andrews
- The ARGU Autism Lab, University of Glasgow
- The Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre, University of Edinburgh
Other useful resources and recommended reading:
- Avoiding ableist language in autism research (Bottema-Beutel et al., 2021)
- Shifting from ‘normal science’ to neurodiversity in autism science (Pellicano & den Houting, 2021)
- Double empathy: Why autistic people are often misunderstood (Crompton et al., 2021)
- Academic, Activist, or Advocate? Angry, Entangled, and Emerging: A Critical Reflection on Autism Knowledge Production (Botha, 2021)
- Ann’s Autism Blog
- Autistic Not Weird
- The Autistic Advocate
- The Participatory Autism Research Collective (PARC)
- Striving to Transform Autism Research Together (STARTS)