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Research into Brain Activity in Children with an ASDWednesday, 19 November 2014

Niamh McDevitt is a neuroscientist that works as part of the Trinity Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Group. Niamh is currently running a study that looks at how Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) overlaps with Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) and is comparing these two disorders through behavioural measures and EEG.

The aim of this work is to be able to distinguish children with different developmental disorders from each other, as well as from typically developing children earlier than is now currently possible.

Niamh is looking for male and female participants aged 6-18 years with a diagnosis of ASD or FXS, as well as those unaffected by these disorders.

If you are interested in taking part in this research, please contact Niamh at mcdevitn@tcd.ie for more information.

The closing date for recruitment for this study is December 2015.

Stem Cell Research ProjectWednesday, 3 September 2014

Jamie Reilly and Veronica McInerney from NUI Galway are conducting a Stem Cell Research Project.  The researchers are collecting skin samples, which are then cultured and frozen for long term storage. The skin cells are then transformed into stem cells which they are interested in turning the stem cells into nerve cells.  These nerve cells can then be used to investigate the physical appearance and the genetics of cells between individuals with autistic and non-autistic individuals.

The goal of the project is to better understand autism and to test treatments that could alleviate negative aspects of autism and autism like syndromes (this could include hypersensitivity to stimuli like sound and taste, epilepsy, inhibited cognitive and motor skills and increased anxiety to name a few).

If you wish to find out more information regarding this research or participate in this research please contact veronica.mcinerney@nuigalway.ie

ICEP Europe CoursesWednesday, 30 July 2014

ICEPAt ICEP Europe we offer a range of CPD and University Accredited courses in Special Educational Needs. Specialties covered include Autism, Aspergers, Applied Behaviour Analysis, Down Syndrome and many more.

Our courses are designed for both parents and professionals to find out more please visit www.icep.eu or email info@icep.eu.

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