Irish Society for Autism

RESEARCH STUDY: Growing Up with a Sibling with AutismTuesday, 24 April 2018

Please read below information regarding research that you may wish to participate in:

Paula Harrison is doing a PhD in Developmental Psychology with the Children’s Research Centre in Trinity College Dublin, and is conducting a research project which looks at growing up with a sibling with Autism.

She would like to interview families who have typically developing children between the ages of 6 and 12 years who are growing up with a sibling with Autism. The research is to look at the experiences of these children and the experiences of their parents.

To find out more about participating in this research study please contact the researcher Paula Harrison on 086-1705853.

RESEARCH STUDY: Attitudes to Psychotherapy among Parents of Children with an Autism Spectrum DisorderWednesday, 18 April 2018

Please read below information regarding research that you may wish to participate in:

Jane Justin is a fourth year M.Sc. Student of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at Turning Point Institute (TPI) and University College Cork (UCC).

She is currently engaged in a research project as part of a dissertation for her master’s degree. The study is entitled: Attitudes to Psychotherapy among Parents of Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The objectives of this research study are:

  • To examine the attitudes to psychotherapy among parents of children with autism.
  • To identify factors that influence attitudes to psychotherapy among these parents.
  • To identify barriers to accessing psychotherapy among parents of children with autism.

Jane is seeking participants to take part in individual, face to face interviews. The interviews will be approximately 60 minutes long and will be audio recorded for research purposes only. Participation in this study is purely voluntary and you will be free to withdraw at any time up until final thesis draft is complete.

If you are interested in taking part in this research study or would like more information, please contact:

Researcher: Jane Justin

Email: j.justin@umail.ucc.ie

World Autism Organisation – World Autism Awareness Day 2018 ManifestoWednesday, 28 March 2018

The World Autism Organisation has released its 2018 World Autism Awareness Day Manifesto. This years manifesto focuses on ‘Closing the Gap’ between service provision, knowledge, and services between different countries and even within the same country. You can view the full 2018 manifesto here.WOA Manifesto

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