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Coloured Filters and Autism

By Research Autism


This online article describes and evaluates coloured filters, including overlays and lenses, which block specific wavelengths of light that might cause visual stress for people on the autism spectrum.

The article notes that some low-quality research studies have found benefits associated with coloured filters, but it concludes that there is not enough evidence to state that coloured filters are helpful to people on the autism spectrum. It recommends further research.

Research Autism was a charity funding research in autism interventions. Research Autism’s information services have been absorbed by the National Autistic Society (NAS). Founded in 1962, the NAS “provide[s] information, support and pioneering services, and campaign[s] for a better world for autistic people. [Website]

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This online article is in English


Research Autism
United Kingdom

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