Upcoming Events



4th Centre for Behaviour analysis/QUART Conference Multidisciplinary work in Autism: How can Behaviour Analysis Help

DATE: Friday 6th November 2015
TIME: 9.30am -4.00pm
LOCATION:  Whitla Hall, Queen's University Belfast,
REGISTRATION: There is no registration fee, but to attend you must register online here   A light lunch, tea and coffee will be provided

This is an all-day conference that makes a difference. Setting local experience and expertise into international context, this conference is scientific, evidence-based and participatory. International keynote speakers will demonstrate how behaviour analysis can be utilised to enhance multidisciplinary work in Autism for a range of different professions, including clinical psychology, speech and language therapy, nursing, teaching, and psychiatry. BACB Continued Education Units will be offered free of charge.

Keynote Speakers

Dr Javier Virues-Ortega, Clinical Psychologist, BCBA-D ; Auckland University, New Zealand; 
Bethan Mair Williams, Speech and Language Therapist BCBA;
Professor Dr med. Hanns Rüdiger Röttgers, Psychiatrist; Uni. of Appl. Science, Germany;
Patrick McCormack, School’s principal/parent of child with autism.
Liam McDermot, Nurse, Western Health and Social care Trust, Northern Ireland.

Centre for Behaviour Analysis/QUART Conference featured on NvTv with interviews from multi-disciplinary professionals discussing how behaviour analysis can help. (see from minute 7.45 to 13.37)

Call for Papers information:

The ‘Call for Papers’ allows you to take an active part in this conference and makes the conference uniquely hands-on.

We welcome researchers, students, and professionals from education, behaviour support, social care, and health, as well as parents and individuals affected by ASD to present their findings from evidence-based interventions and multidisciplinary collaborations. Proposals for oral presentations and posters are invited under the following four themes:

  • Medical perspectives: Behavioural pediatrics
  • Psychological perspectives: Educational and Clinical Psychology
  • Communication/language assessment and teaching
  • Educational practice and collaborations.

 E-mail abstracts to Lisa Ruddy

Peer-review decisions: Abstracts will be assessed on a rolling basis and candidates will be notified within 1 month of submission. Final deadline for abstract submissions: 30 September 2015  Accepted presenters (one per paper/poster) are automatically registered for the conference.

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Educational Inclusion for children and young people (8-20) with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) 2015–16: Training for Parents and Professionals (teaching staff) for working with children/young people with Autism

PEAT through funding from the Big Lottery Fund can offer support and training for individuals with Autism as well as those involved with the individuals. PEAT is aware of the struggles faced by children/young people with autism at school as well as the difficulties/challenges faced by those involved with the children/young people.  Through this project PEAT Behaviour Analysts are providing support and training to help teach and support the individuals with autism, their parents, teacher, teaching staff etc.

The Centre for Behaviour Analysis in collaboration with, 'Parents' Education as Autism Therapists (PEAT)', are offering five training events as part of the ongoing Big Lottery Fund project.  The details for each event are below, for further information and registration forms contact the PEAT office, Tel: 028 90 324 882 or e-mail:

The courses will take place on campus, Queen's University Belfast.

TITLE: Event 1, Understanding children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
DATE: Friday 9th October 2015
TIME: 10.00-4.00pm
LOCATION: Peter Froggat Centre /02/018

TITLE: Event 2, Understanding Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
DATE: Friday 27th November 2015
TIME: 10.00-4.00pm
LOCATION: 18 College Green /0G/008

TITLE: Event 3, Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Applied Behaviour Analysis
DATE: Friday 29th January 2016
TIME: 10.00-4.00pm
LOCATION: Senate Room, Lanyon Building 0G/059, QUB

TITLE: Event 4, Strategies for children/young people with ASD and related disorders
DATE: Friday 11th March 2016
TIME: 10.00-4.00pm
LOCATION: 18 College Green /0G/008

TITLE: Event 5, Social Skills for children/young people with ASD
DATE: Friday 3rd June 2016
TIME: 10.00-4.00pm

Online registration at ‘Training and Events’ for all above events.  For more information contact or telephone 02890324882.

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