Terms and Conditions for Using the Autism Info 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.



Please read these terms of use carefully each time before you start to use this site as it is your obligation to check if changes have been made to these terms. By viewing or accessing this site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them and that your usage of this site, its content, materials and these terms of use shall be governed by English law and you will be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using this site.

Although every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information on this website was accurate at the time of publication, we do not warrant its accuracy. Except for personal injury or death directly resulting from our negligence, we disclaim and exclude any liability to you and to any third party anywhere in the world for any injury, damage, direct or indirect loss, consequential or economic loss or any other loss suffered as a result of the use of or reliance upon the information contained in this website to the maximum extent permitted by law.


The information on this site has been written by freelance staff working for the John and Lorna Wing Foundation, unless otherwise stated. Information about autism, the problems faced by individuals on the autism spectrum, and interventions used to help them has been validated by one or more members of our Scientific and Advisory Committee.

The medical information published on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your GP or medical advisor. We hope that by providing this information, you will gain a better understanding of autism, including the range of interventions (treatments, therapies and services) which are available.

Any information published on this site about medicines and drugs, or about other forms of treatment, has been written by non-medically qualified individuals, unless we specifically state otherwise. Any such information should be therefore be treated with care.

Statutory Rights

None of the terms and conditions on this page affect your statutory rights.

Privacy and Data Protection

We recognise and respect the right to privacy of all visitors to this site. We also comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation, which is designed to protect UK citizens against the abuse of personal information.


To make this site simpler, we sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies. Most big websites do this too. They improve things by:

  • remembering settings, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • remembering information you've given (eg your postcode) so you don't need to keep entering it
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs

Our cookies aren't used to identify you personally. They're just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.


We view complaints as an opportunity to learn and improve for the future, as well as a chance to put things right for the person or organisation that has made the complaint.

Our policy aims to:

  • Provide a fair complaints procedure which is clear and easy to use for anyone wishing to make a complaint
  • Publicise the existence of our complaints procedure so that people know how to contact us to make a complaint
  • Ensure everyone who works for us knows what to do if a complaint is received
  • Ensure all complaints are investigated fairly and in a timely way
  • Ensure that complaints are, wherever possible, resolved and that relationships are repaired
  • Gather information which helps us to improve what we do

All complaints and information related to them will be handled confidentially and sensitively, telling only those who need to know and following any relevant data protection requirements.

All complaints must be made in writing and sent to:

John & Lorna Wing Foundation
393 City Road
Email: info@informationautism.org


All of the materials on this site are the copyright of Information Autism, unless otherwise indicated. Any materials belonging to Information Autism may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium for research, private study or for internal circulation within an organisation. This is subject to the materials being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. Any use or proposed use of the content or materials on this site for commercial purposes shall not be permitted without our prior written approval.

Where any of the copyright items on this site are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged. If you wish to use any of the materials produced by Information Autism for any other purpose, please contact us. 

The permission to reproduce the Information Autism protected materials does not extend to any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders.


We do not accept advertising as such but are happy to publish information from other organisations or from individuals, where we consider this to be appropriate.

When we publish information from third parties, we always make it clear where the information has come from.

We do not charge for this service nor do we receive any income as a result of publishing such information.

Links to other sites

We regret that we cannot accept responsibility for the sites we link to or the information found there. A link does not imply an endorsement of a site. Likewise, not linking to a site does not imply lack of endorsement.

You do not need to ask our permission to link to this site but, if you do make a link to this site, please let us know.


We gratefully acknowledge support from a range of organisations and individuals. Without their support we would not be able to do the work we do. That support is freely given and does not influence the editorial policy of this site.

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03 May 2022