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Disability and inclusion related Library resources: Research organisations

A guide to finding disability and inclusion related resources and information

Relevant research organisations

SpLD (Specific Learning Difficulties) specific research organisations: websites, publications and archives

Research centres and organisations are useful for identifying research that is currently taking place but hasn't been published yet. As well as 'general' organisations such as the ones listed in the left-hand list there are organisations and research centres for specific areas of disability such as the ones listed here for SpLD.


Research Theme

Sub Theme

Key People

Web address

University of Reading; Centre for Autism Autism    

Amen Clinics



Dr. Amen

Aston University, Basic and Applied Neurosciences Group, Centre for Vision and Hearing Research (CVHR)

Epilepsy, Autism, Dyslexia

Neuroscience; Vision, Hearing

Brain Gym, Edu-k


Physical exercise, intervention

Centre for Educational Neuroscience


Neuroscience, Psychology, Child Development, Translation Into Educational Practice

Centre for Research In Autism and Education



European Society for the Study of Theology and Disability

Intellectual Disability          


Faith and Light;  L’Arche

Intellectual Disability

Faith/Philosophy/Social justice

Jean Vanier

Jean Vanier

Faith and Light


Historic England Archive




Meares-Irlen Syndrome, Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, and Visual Stress

Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Speech and Language


Oxford University, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics; Neuroscience Group and Dyslexia Research Trust

Developmental Disorders, Developmental Dyslexia, Visual Dyslexia, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Dystonia, Intellectual Disability; Language Impairment; Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Reading Difficulties – Auditory/Visual

Neuroscience, Genetics, Coordination, Hearing, Nutrition (omega 3)

John Stein; Bajo Lorenzana

Neuroscience Group

Dyslexia Research Trust

Russel Barkley Org



Russel Barkley

School of Clinical Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Autism research centre (ARC)


Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Paediatrics, Neonatology, Genetics, Bioinformatics, Endocrinology, Proteomics, And Biochemistry

Simon Baron- Cohen

Tony Attwood's website

Asperger’s Syndrome


Tony Attwood

University College London, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroscience publications

Reading difficulties, ADHD, ASD, Learning Disabilities, Autism, Developmental Disabilities, Dyslexia

Neuroscience publications

Utah Frith

St. Michaels College, University of Toronto, Henri Nouwen Archives and Research Collection

Intellectual disability


Henri Nouwen

University of Aberdeen, The school of Divinity History and Philosophy; Centre for Spirituality, Health and Disability

Intellectual Disability


John Swinton

University of Durham Centre for Developmental Disorders


Autism, Williams Syndrome, Language and Literacy Disorders, Down Syndrome, Dyscalculia, and ADHD


Julian Elliott

University of Kent, Imagining Autism Publications


University of Newcastle

Neuro- development and disability

World Health Organisation


Health/Global Health