European Commission: Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2013 Leonardo da Vinci
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Project number: UK/08/LLP-LdV/TOI/163_187
Project period: 01/10/2008-30/09/2010
Science and the treatment of autism: A multimedia package for parents and professionals (STAMPPP).
A recent research report identified the need for parent and professional training in Applied Behaviour Analysis, especially for families of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (Keenan et al., 2007, download free from here). This report compares services available to these families between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The report shows that despite repeated autism reports, science based treatment for children diagnosed with ASD is still not freely available in Northern Ireland. There are no schools based on the science of behaviour analysis in Northern Ireland, and training of professionals in this area does not adhere to international standards (see www.BACB.com). The same can be said about many other European countries.
In order to ameliorate this problem SIMPLE STEPS is now being developed further and translated into three European Language: German, Spanish, and Norwegian.
Partners in the STAMPPP project:
- Dr Mickey Keenan, PI; University of Ulster at Coleraine
- Dr Stephen Gallagher, University of Ulster at Coleraine
- Dr Karola Dillenburger, Queen’s University of Belfast
- Parents’ Education as Autism Therapists (PEAT) www.peatni.org
- Prof Bernhard Brugger, University of Applied Sciences, Münster, Germany;
- Prof. Hanns Rüdiger Röttgers, University of Applied Sciences, Münster, Germany;
- Dr Børge Strømgren, Akershus University College, Norway;
- Prof Luis A. Pérez-González; University of Oviedo, Spain;
- Dr Neil Martin, ANTAM, London.
The project aims to develop and translate into Euorpean languages the SIMPLE STEPS multimedia package for parent of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and professionals working with these families.
If you would like to know more about STAMPPP please contact a member of the STAMPPP team.
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Stamppp II Launch for Simple Steps 23.09.2013
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PEAT's Big Lottery funded project now up and running.
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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