Autistica Research Festival 2022

Autistica Research Festival 2022

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Autistica's Research Festival will bring together autism researchers, the autism community and professionals to discuss innovative research.

About this event

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The UK’s leading autism research festival is back for another year bringing together autism researchers, autistic people, family members and professionals to discuss how we can continue to make real progress towards happy, healthy, long lives for all autistic people.

During the week long virtual event a wide range of innovative research will be shared, alongside the latest projects that benefit the community and the lived experience of autistic people. There will be a range of panel sessions, keynote talks, symposiums and poster presentations.

Festival topics include:

  • Diagnosis and autistic women
  • Diagnosis and acceptance
  • Sensory
  • Underserved groups
  • Eating and diet
  • Social care
  • Healthcare
  • Social relationships
  • Mental health
  • Employment and education

We are pleased to announce we will be joined by Professor Sven Bölte and Lara Suzuki as our two keynote speakers. Further details of their talks will be sent to you in the pre-event emails.

How it all works

By clicking 'register' you will give your name and details and sign up to the full week of the Festival.

You will receive an email towards the end of June with a link to the webpage where the Festival will be streamed throughout the week. Each day the stream will change, but the link you use to access the Festival will stay the same. All sessions will be recorded and we will be sharing the recordings on our website after the Festival is over.


How do I know what is happening during the Festival?

You can see the Festival programme which will be available soon. You will also receive an email with the programme once it is available.

How do I sign up for individual sessions?

You do not need to sign up to the individual sessions simply use the link we email you to head to the webpage where the Festival will be streamed at the relevant time.

I said I was going to attend but I can't now

That's ok - you don't need to do anything. Places aren't limited so you don't need to let anyone know to release your ticket - as much as we want a large live audience to ask questions and interact with our speakers we understand that life can get in the way without warning. Everything will be recorded and we will share the recordings after the event.

I have everything but its not working/ something has gone wrong

If you have any difficulties on the day at all, or a problem that isn't covered by the above FAQs then please email

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