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, and is tailored specifically to the needs of each individual participant. Support provided through the project varies from individual to individual and can include employability training, careers guidance, work placements, on job training and support, and employment. CBA was commissioned to evaluate the project and develop a good practice strategy for employment of adults with autism.
Title: Needs and rights of carers: Carers Northern Ireland, in collaboration with the Centre for Behaviour Analysis, were commissioned by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission to provide an evidence base identifying the needs of carers for adults and assessing how current law, policy, practice and procedures respect the needs and rights of carers. The purpose of the project are to identify the specific needs of carers of adults and the challenges they face; to increase the evidence base within the Commission on the issues faced by carers of adults and how effective relevant laws, policies, practices and procedures are in supporting the carers of adults; to identify the potential implications of any proposed reform of relevant laws, policies, procedures and practices on carers of adults; and to identify unmet needs and develop recommendations for amendments to both existing and proposed law, policy, practice and procedure pertaining to carers of adults to ensure full protection of their rights and those receiving their care.
Title: ASSISTID COFUND: The focus of this project is to maximise the impact of assistive technologies research for autism and intellectual disability. It is a consortium including all 7 Irish Universities and both NI Universities with international partners that will provide postdoc fellows with a unique opportunity to engage with the Doctrid consortium and also help to prepare bids for Horizon 2020. There will be two calls for incoming and outgoing post-doctoral researcher application. The project is lead by Professor Brian Harvey Director of Research at the DOCTRID Research Institute, the QUB project partner is the Centre for Behaviour Analysis.
Funder: EU Commission Marie Curie COFUND
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>>
Title: STAMPPP II: Science and the treatment of autism: A multimedia package for parents and professionals. More>>
Funder: Leonardo da Vinci; Transfer of Innovation