The Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER)

ACER leads the way in research and teaching in education and care for individuals on the autism spectrum.

Autism Research

ACER Research
ACER’s extensive research expertise on educational interventions is unique. We combine decades of experience across health, social services and education, within the state, voluntary and independent sectors, working with both children and adults. Find out more

Forthcoming Events


On World Autism Day 2017, a dispatch from Qatar
The 2nd of April is marked around the world as an occasion to raise awareness, or promote acceptance of autism. This year, a team from ACER, led by Dr Karen Guldberg (below, in blue scarf), is conducting fieldwork in Qatar as part of one of the many international projects run by the autism research teamĀ at … Continue reading On World Autism Day 2017, a dispatch from Qatar

Interview with Professor Liz Pellicano
Professor Liz Pellicano is a developmental cognitive scientist in the Department of Psychology and Human Development at University College London and Director of the Centre for Research in Autism Education (CRAE) at UCL Institute of Education. She is committed to understanding the distinctive opportunities and challenges faced by autistic children, young people and adults and … Continue reading Interview with Professor Liz Pellicano


A resource for those who teach and support students on the autism spectrum. Find out more

Autism Courses

The University of Birmingham is a leading provider of programmes which focus on autism and education. Our programmes develop real insight and encourage reflective practice. You will be tutored by recognized experts in the field and have access to an extensive library and research materials. Find out more