Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE)
"Improving outcomes for people with autism"
The centre was established in 2009 with a mission to improve the research evidence for effective interventions, education and outcomes for children and young people with autism. We aim to produce research findings that will influence health and education policy and practice in the UK and internationally. CRAE is a partnership between the Institute of Education and Ambitious about Autism, the national charity for autism education.
We undertake research to facilitate:
- Removal of barriers to learning and participation in schools and society for people with autism spectrum disorder
- Understanding of how autism education practice can be evaluated more effectively
- Promotion of the translation of research evidence into practice
- Establishment of a nexus for national and international communications regarding good evidence-based practice in autism education
CRAE is headed by Dr Liz Pellicano, Reader in Developmental Cognitive Science, whose research programme investigates differences in the way that autistic children, young people and adults perceive and interpret the world around them.
CRAE was established through generous donations from: