The Autism Research Centre (ARC) is a research institute that is a part of the Department of Developmental Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge, England.[1][2]

ARC's research goal is to understand the biomedical causes of autism spectrum conditions, to evaluate promising interventions for autistic people, and to improve the health and well-being of autistic people and their families. The ARC collaborates with scientists both within Cambridge University and at universities in the UK and around the world.[1][2] Professor Simon Baron-Cohen is the director of the ARC[2] and Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Cambridge, as well as being a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.[3]

Autism Research Trust

The organization known as the Autism Research Trust (ART) exists to support the ARC and promote the general cause of scientific investigation into autism.[4] Prominent individuals associated with the trust include scientific writers such as Lucy Hawking, the daughter of Stephen Hawking.[5]

The ARC has remarked in a statement, "Understanding of autism has developed a great deal over recent years, but there is still a huge amount of work to be done. We cannot leave the responsibility for this research to future generations– we have a responsibility to play our part now."[4]

The Chief Executive is Charlotte Anderson, and the Chairman of the Trustees is Robert Leeming[6]

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  1. ^ a b "Autism Research Centre". University of Cambridge. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Simon Baron-Cohen, Director of the Autism Research Centre and Cambridge Professor of Developmental Psychopathology". ABC ( 23 March 2012. Archived from the original on 28 March 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Trustees". Archived from the original on 2 October 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  4. ^ a b "About Us". Archived from the original on 10 August 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Profile - Lucy Hawking". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Autism Research Trust: Trustees". Archived from the original on 2 October 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2016.