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Research StudyThursday, 18 December 2014

Research Study Research Study Entitled “The comparison of nutrient intakes and levels of abdominal pain or discomfort between adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders and healthy controls”

Orla McLaughlin as part of a Master’s in Science Degree is currently running a study to identify and compare the nutrient intakes and levels of abdominal discomfort that exist between adolescents with an Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and healthy controls and to investigate if the consumption of certain foods are linked with increased symptoms of abdominal pain in adolescents with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

As a parent/guardian of a child with ASD, your participation will contribute to a better understanding of dietary influencers and eating behaviours in Autism.  If you agree to participate on behalf of your child you will be asked to review and sign an informed consent form and complete the following on behalf of your child:

  • 3 day food diary
  • Buie Form (behaviours that may be markers of abdominal discomfort in children with ASD)
  • ATEC (Autism Treatment Evaulation Checklist) form

If you are interested in taking part in this research, please contact Orla at


Research 2 Research into Parental Stress, Positive Coping Mechanisms and Satisfaction with Life in Parents of Children with and without an Autism Spectrum Disorder

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

Helena Giles, a final year psychology student in Dublin Business School is conducting a research questionnaire based on Parental Stress, Positive Coping Mechanisms & Satisfaction with Life in parents of children with & without A.S.D. The questionnaire will take 10 minutes approximately (40 questions, tick box answers) to complete. There are no right or wrong answers. All information is anonymous & confidential. Closing date for completion is January 5 2015.

If you wish to participate in this research please follow the link to obtain more information –

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