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P.E.A.T. is a parent led charity based in Northern Ireland. We promote the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) for helping children with Autism. We provide training and support in ABA to parents and carers of children with Autism.

Our goal is to improve the quality of life of children and adults with Autism by utilising scientifically validated and effective intervention.

What is Autism?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), commonly referred to as Autism, is reported to be a lifelong developmental disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to people around them. Children and adults with Autism have difficulties with everyday social interaction. Their ability to develop friendships is generally limited, as is their capacity to understand other people's emotional expression. People with autism can often have accompanying learning disabilities but everyone with the condition shares a difficulty in relating to the world around them.

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What is ABA?

Behaviour Analysis is a natural science approach to understanding behaviour. Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is the use of Behaviour analytic methods and research findings to change socially significant behaviours in meaningful ways.

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PEAT Facing Autism Conference 2009

International Conference and Workshops

Friday 26th June and Saturday 27th June 2009-03-25 Europa Hotel
This is the 4th Facing Autism: Ireland conference and our theme this time is Effectively Educating for Life. Within this theme, we will be highlighting the importance of effective evidence-based education and intervention that starts in the early years but goes on across the lifespan.

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Simple Steps

News from peat

Stamppp II Launch for Simple Steps 23.09.2013

Science and the Treatment of Autism: A Multimedia Package for Parents and Professionals

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PEAT to Empower Young People with Autism who are at risk of Educational Exclusion 16.09.2013

PEAT's Big Lottery funded project now up and running.

Read more about PEAT to Empower Young People with Autism who are at risk of Educational Exclusion »

Proactive Inclusion through Preventing Exclusion 10.07.2013

PEAT is collaborating with Queen's University Belfast and the University of Ulster in a new project to support young people with an autistic spectrum disorder disengaged from education through funding from the Big Lottery Fund.

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