Centre for Research in Autism and Education

Department of Psychology and Human Development
4th Floor, 55-59 Gordon Square,
London WC1H 0NU
Contact individual centre members directly.

Ambitious about Autism

CRAE is a partnership between Ambitious about Autism and the UCL Institute of Education.

Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE)

Director - Dr Liz Pellicano

The Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) is a partnership between the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), University College London, the leading centre for education and social research in the UK, and Ambitious about Autism, the national charity for children and young people with autism.

The Centre was established in 2009 with the help of generous initial donations from The Clothworkers' Foundation, Pears Foundation, and Kirby Laing Foundation.

Our mission is to help enhance the lives of autistic people and their families. We conduct groundbreaking scientific research to enhance knowledge about interventions, education and outcomes for autistic children, young people and adults.

We work to ensure that this knowledge is translated so that it can make a real difference to people's everyday lives. We work with professionals on the ground, like teachers and clinicians, and with those directly impacted by autism - children, young people and adults with autism, their families and friends, and the wider public - to promote awareness, and acceptance, of autism.

We are supported by the IOE and alumni of the Institute.

If you would like to contribute to the work carried out at CRAE, you can give online today.

To find out more
If you would like to know more about CRAE, including who we are, what research we do and why we do it, visit the CRAE website at crae.ioe.ac.uk.