Background to the research
The AUDIT-50 project is supported by Dunhill Medical Trust and aims to investigate the needs and characteristics of autistic older adults.
About 240,000 UK adults aged 50 and over have autism. They often lead difficult lives, including living with mental and physical health problems. Currently, services are not well designed to support them.
Improvements are held back by limited understanding of their circumstances and needs. This three-year project aims to fill important gaps in knowledge about autism in later life. We hope it will
help improve care, increase professionals’ knowledge, and inspire more research.