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

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Learning from autistic perspectives

View the presentations from this online event on 7 November 2017


Online event: learning from autistic perspectives
The ACER team warmly invite you to take part in an online event on 7th November 2017, from 7 – 9 pm. If you are an autism researcher, a practitioner in the field, a family member of an autistic person, if you are autistic, or not autistic, and simply want to discuss autism for whatever … Continue reading Online event: learning from autistic perspectives

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 team at … Continue reading On World Autism Day 2017, a dispatch from Qatar


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

Autism Courses

Our programmes on autism and education in the University of Birmingham focus on developing real insight and encouraging 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


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