Irish Society for Autism

RESEARCH STUDY: “Autism Friendly Programmes in Irish Public Libraries: Considerations, Benefits and Challenges”Thursday, 19 July 2018


Lou-Ellen Kiely is doing a dissertation project for the MSc Information and Library Management programme in Dublin Business School.  The topic is “Autism Friendly Programmes in Irish Public Libraries: Considerations, Benefits and Challenges”.

As part of her research she would like to look at the various programmes being offered in public libraries in Ireland such as autism friendly hours, sensory programmes etc. She would like to see how these are funded, what are the challenges, is the service being used and what else can be done.  She would also like to get people’s perception (good or bad) about the services offered in public libraries to people with autism. Once completed the findings from this research will be provided to several librarians that she is working with as part of the project.

If you are interested in taking part in this research, please click on the following link

If you have any questions or feedback outside of this survey you can contact Lou Ellen on

RESEARCH STUDY: Mental Health and Thinking Skills in AutismWednesday, 11 July 2018

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin Institute of Neuroscience want to learn more about mental health in Adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. They are seeking participants for a study involving computerised tasks, questionnaires and a DNA sample.

If you are aged 18 – 30 and (1) have a diagnosis of ASD or ASD and ADHD or (2) have no diagnosis and are interested in participating in this research please email or call/text them on 085 8334160 for further information.

RESEARCH STUDY: Investigating the effects of nutritional profiles on pregnancyThursday, 5 July 2018

The Cellular Neurobiology & Neuro-Nanotechnology lab of the Department of Biological Sciences at University of Limerick has launched a nationwide study to investigate effects of nutritional profiles on pregnancy.


Research participants can be females in Ireland with one or more children, who lived during their pregnancy in Ireland. The study procedures involve completing a Food Frequency Questionnaire.


The major goals of the study are to understand how common low levels of zinc intake in women and pregnant women in Ireland are, and whether low zinc intake is associated with a greater risk to develop neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism.


If you are interested in taking part in this research, please click on the following link –


If you have further questions regarding this research please feel free to get in touch with;

Dr. Andreas M. Grabrucker,

University of Limerick,

Phone: 061 237756 / Email:

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