Research

Current Projects

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: Project ABLE: Evaluation and development of good practice strategy: This project was funded by Orchardville (Lottery funding). Orchardville provides employment support to individuals with autism aged 16+ through Project ABLE (Autism Building Links to Employment).  The aim of this Belfast wide programme is to assist in the development of employability and social skills,  more>>
Funder: Orchardville (Lottery  funding)
Duration:2013-2014

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