Research

Current Projects

Title: Northern Adult Autism Advisory (NAAAS) Service evaluation
NAAAS was announced by Minister Poots at the launch of the Autism Strategy and Action Plan in January 2014. NAAAS was the first pilot of such a service in NI. This project evaluates the NAAAS that took place in Ballymena during 2014. Online surveys and interviews were conducted with a number of services users who availed of NAAAS during its first year.
Funder: Centre for Behaviour Analysis
Duration:2014-2015

Title: Empower Young People with Autism who are at risk of Educational Exclusion (2013-2016) Funded by the Lottery, in collaboration with PEAT and UU, we are involved in the evaluation of this project and facilitate professional training workshops.  More>>
Funder: National Lottery, Peat and UU
Duration: 2013 - 2016

Title: Autism in the Air: In collaboration with City Airport, Aer Lingus, and PEAT we are helping children with autism to go on holidays. Going on an airplane can be a difficult and scary time for children with autism.  more>>
Funder:TBA
Duration:2014-2016

Title: Loss and Bereavement and autism: Reports of children on the Autism Spectrum wandering off and drowning have focused attention on the question of what help can we offer in situations of loss and bereavement to families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In addition, trauma and bereavement have profound effects on education and learning. More>>
Funder:Pilot Study TBA
Duration: 2014-2015

Title: ASSISTID COFUND: The focus of this project is to maximise the impact of assistive technologies research for autism and intellectual disability.  More>>
Funder: EU Commission Marie Curie COFUND  
Duration:2013-2018.

Title: Benchmarking Autism Service Efficacy (BASE):Helping the most vulnerable out of the poverty trap and reducing inequality: Policies, strategies, and services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, including intellectual and neurodevelopmental disabilities. More>>
Funder: OFMdFM
Duration:
2012-2015