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Europe pass written declaration on AutismWednesday, 9 September 2015

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9 September 2015

The European Parliament passes a written declaration on autism

The adoption of the written declaration on autism, drafted in cooperation with Autism-Europe, was officially announced this week by the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, during the opening of the plenary session in Strasbourg. 418 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) signed the Written Declaration, which calls on the European Union and its Member States to adopt a European strategy for autism.

MEP Nicola Caputo, first signatory of the written declaration, stressed the need to improve support for those affected by autism in the EU. “Despite the importance of early diagnosis to provide adequate support and education, early detection is still lacking across Europe. This is why I call upon the Commission and the Council to support accurate and early detection and diagnosis of children and adults with autism. Moreover we urgently need a European strategy which should aim at encouraging research on autism, prevalence studies and exchange of best practices regarding evidence-based interventions for children with autism, as well as habilitation services for adults”, MEP Caputo said.

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Research StudyThursday, 28 May 2015

schoolboy with open book on white background. Isolated 3D imageOPINIONS OF PARENTS WITH CHILDREN WITH NEURODEVELOPMENTAL AND GENETIC DISORDERS

Please read below information regarding research survey which you may wish to participate in –

Niamh McDevitt is a researcher with Trinity College Dublin’s Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders research group.  She is currently running a study that focuses on the opinions of parents with children with neurodevelopmental and genetic disorders.  The hope for this research is that parents and researchers can work towards more focused and beneficial goals for these children.

If you wish to participate in this research study please follow the link below: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/W5JKLDH

Research StudyThursday, 7 May 2015

Research StudyTHE IMPACT OF PARENTAL WELL-BEING ON THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH AUTISM

Please read below information regarding research that parents may wish to participate in –

Brian Whyte as part of his Masters Degree in Applied Psychology in University College Cork is conducting a research study to examine the impact of parental well-being on the quality of life of children and young adults with autism.  It is hoped that by understanding this impact, it will be possible to feed into the development of new interventions aimed at improving the quality of life of children and young adults with autism.

He is looking for parents of children or teenagers with Autism between the ages of 2 to 18 years to complete a short survey.  If you wish to participate in this research please follow this link http://goo.gl/forms/DKlzagH2KD

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The Irish Society for Autism was formed with the goal of creating awareness of autism and convincing the authorities that early diagnosis and specialised education would greatly enhance the quality of life for people with Autism. In the last 45 years…
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