About This Website


This website is owned and run by the John and Lorna Wing Foundation, registered as a charity in England and Wales (1156443).

It was previously run by Research Autism, the only UK charity exclusively dedicated to research into interventions in autism.


This website is aimed at anyone with an interest in autism, including autistic people, parents and carers, service providers and policy makers.

Because autism covers such a wide spectrum of conditions, and because each person on that spectrum is different from every other person on the spectrum, it is likely that some parts of this site will be more relevant to you than other parts of the site.


This site has been designed to provide you with information about autism and about interventions used to help autistic people.

It has also been designed to act as a gateway to some of the other resources on autism, both here in the UK and overseas.

This website has NOT been designed

  • to tell people which intervention/s, if any, to use. That is a decision for the individual autistic person and/or his or her carers to make
  • to prove or disprove a given intervention. Our aim is to report on the scientific evidence behind each intervention, irrespective of whether that evidence is positive, negative or mixed.
  • to promote or to denigrate any particular group of therapies. So we look equally carefully at behavioural, pharmacological, bio-medical and other types of interventions
  • to make money. This website exists to provide independent, accurate and helpful information about interventions, not to sell you products or services.


  • About Us: Tells you who we are and what we do.
  • Autism: Explains the different forms of autism and related conditions.
  • Issues: Lists some of the most common issues faced by people on the autism spectrum.
  • Interventions: Provides details about interventions(treatments, therapies and services) used to help people on the autism spectrum.
  • Publications: Provides links to the latest research studies, as well as information about the scientific approach to research
  • Glossary: Explains some of the scientific jargon and gobbledygook.
  • Links: Provides links to other useful websites about autism research and related issues.


We have tried to keep the site simple and user friendly, making use of advanced technology where this is appropriate. We have also tried to ensure that the site is accessible to everyone.  More about Accessibility Options

Legal Notices

For information about legal issues - including our disclaimer and our statements on links, privacy, copyright, advertising, and support - please see Terms and Conditions


If you want to tell us what you think about this website please email info@informationautism.org  We look forward to hearing from you!

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03 May 2022