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Does your child with Autism experience behaviour problems, anxiety or repetitive behaviours? (Mar 2017)

****Does your child with Autism experience behaviour problems, anxiety or repetitive behaviours?**** 

We are looking for parents of children aged between 5 – 18 years with Autism to take part in a study.

If your child with Autism does not present with any of the above behaviours, you can still take part! 

 If you would like to participate please go to http://bit.ly/2lgj9Nh 

The research is supervised by Dr. Geraldine Leader and Dr. Arlene Mannion from the Irish Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research (ICAN).

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ABA Tutor - N Leitrim/Sligo Town/Sth Donegal

I am an ABA tutor with a degree in psychology and 3 years experience working  in an ABA school. I am available for 2-3 days per week from September onwards  in the north leitrim, sligo town, south donegal area.  I was wondering if you  could provide me with any information you may have on jobs available in the  area or families who may be looking for a tutor.  Thank you for your time,
Kind Regards,
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ABA schools change to special school status. Research participants wanted.

Dear ABA tutors & parents,
My name is Elaine Mc Hugh, I studied psychology in NUI Galway and I’m currently taking part in a masters in educational research with the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
I’m now in the process of conducting research which investigates the change of pilot ABA schools in Ireland to special school status. What I am most interested in is your perceptions of the reforms and attitudes towards different types of treatment options. I was wondering if you would be interested in being interviewed as part of this research. I am looking for people who have been directly impacted by these changes. Your personal information (and information about the associated school) will be confidential. 
Please contact me if you are interested in taking part or if you have any questions. 
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Childcare Presentation

Dear Parents/Guardians,

My name is Carol Chamberlain. I'm a 3rd year Bachelor of Arts (BA) student in Childcare Management  in Athlone Institute of Technology, Westmeath.

I'm currently conducting a research study for my presentation on children with disabilities (3 years) and social inclusion in a Childcare setting paying particular attention to  how the facility has been modified to cater for their needs . I was wondering if you would be willing to help me by filling out a questionnaire?

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The Autism Jigsaw - 18-19th Oct 2011

18 Oct 2011 09:45
19 Oct 2011 16:00

The Shine Centre will hold the Autism Jigsaw Event in Cork on the 18th & 19th of October. 

This unique event is kindly sponsored by QUINNhealthcare and will bring the autism community together to share information, strategies and innovations and create better outcomes for our children and adults with autism. 

Great list of speakers and exhibitors, tickets just €20 (incl' lunch) €15 for students www.autismjigsaw.com.
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Still looking for parents of children and adolescents with ASD

Dear Parents/Guardians,

My name is Arlene Mannion. I'm a 2nd year Masters of Science (MSc) student in applied behaviour analysis in National University of Ireland, Galway.

I'm currently conducting a research study for my thesis on comorbidity in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders in Ireland aged 3 to 16 years. I was wondering if you would be willing to help me by filling out a questionnaire?

Please contact if you are interested in helping me with this study, or have any questions about the research. Please include your email address or postal address if you are interested in participating, and I will send you on a questionnaire.
My email address is a.mannion3@nuigalway.ie.

Thanking you,
Arlene Mannion

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Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Ireland

ABA Ireland was established as a non-profit charitable organisation with following aims:

To provide free ABA information and educational services (such as workshops, parent training/education, information newsletter) to members of the community who would derive benefit, such as parents of typically-developing children with problem behaviour, parents of children with autism, individuals with acquired brain injury. The aim is to help especially those who may not be able to afford fees for a behaviour analyst.

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Early Intervention Research - Searching for parents and tutors to complete a questionnaire!

Hi, my name is Lorna Flynn and I'm looking for parents/tutors involved in early intervention home programs for my research study which is part of my masters. If you wish to take part please click the relevant link below - there are two separate questionnaires (one for parents and one for tutors). I would really appreciate if any one who thinks they fall into my criteria could complete a questionnaire. Thanks!

Tutor Questionnaire

Questions and Answers
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First Steps in ABA, Workshop with Dr Ken Kerr, Sligo, June 2011 - Still some Places available

There are still a few places available for this course.


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First Steps in ABA, Group Workshop with Dr Ken Kerr, Sligo, June 2011

11 Jun 2011 10:00
11 Jun 2011 16:30

First Steps in ABA
Group workshop with Dr Ken Kerr
, Sligo Park Hotel, SLIGO

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First Steps in ABA, Group Workshop with Dr Ken Kerr - Sligo, June 26th 2010 (3 days)

26 Jun 2010 10:00

Rainchild Network and Developing Ability Partnership are working together on possibility of running a number of special needs courses in Connaught region due to regular enquiries and sponsorship opportunity. We are pleased to announce the first course is the ...

First Steps in ABA
Group workshop with Dr Ken Kerr
The Clarion Hotel, Sligo, Starting Saturday June 26th 2010 for three consecutive Saturdays

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Autistic school reduces staffing hours to ensure its survival

Mayo Advertiser, April 02, 2010.

No Government funding for Kiltimagh facility

By Geraldine Carr

The privately funded Áthas School located in Kiltimagh, which is the only specialised school in Mayo which caters for children diagnosed with an autism disorder, through using applied behaviour analytic services, has implemented cuts across all its staffing hours.

Athas School, Kiltimagh, Co May
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Autism Summer Camp Information


Hi there. I am looking for information about Autism Summer Camps in Ireland.

I am a tutor in Galway and would like to do some paid/unpaid work this Summer in this area.

Any information welcome.

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Children’s Language Development Project, Galway

The Children’s Language Development Project is based in Oranmore, Co Galway and is open to any child between the ages of 2 and 6 who presents with a language delay or disorder.

We offer both group sessions in the preschool and one to one tuition in the form of ABA. The school runs 5 days a week from September through to July. Children are taught according to their individual ability and strength and our programmes are designed to enhance the specific need of each child.

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Bright Stars Are Shining For Future - Kingscourt ASD Fundraiser (Anglo Celt 30/9/09)

The Anglo Celt on Wednesday, 30th September 2009.

Kingscourt's brightest little stars - Josh Leahy (eight years), Jack Watters-Reilly (nine years), Jake Swan (five years) and Louise McCaffrey (eleven years) - and their families, are appealing for people to make a note in their diaries about the Bright Stars autism support group's benefit dance, which will take place in Cabra Castle, Kingscourt on Sunday, Nov 8th, 2009.

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ABA Natural Reinforcers

Natural Reinforcer List

  1. Give "go play" and pull child back to you by back of shirt. Do several times. It usually builds a smile and a lot of times when you don't grab the shirt the child will back up to you to do so.

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TCD Public Lecture: Is Recovery from Autism Possible? Dublin, 9th June

9 Jun 2009 19:00

School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin Presents:

Public Lecture: Is Recovery From Autism Possible?

Presented by: Jonathan Tarbox, Ph.D., Director of Research & Development; Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Los Angeles, CA

Overview: The overarching consensus within the medical community is that there is no cure for autism. More than 20 years of research on applied behavior analytic treatment for autism has consistently demonstrated that a significant proportion of children make dramatic gains via behavioral intervention, including achieving a

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Croagh Patrick Challenge

Croagh Patrick Challenge, Mayo

We are a group of people from Mayo, mainly parents, who got together to raise funds for children with Autism in Mayo. We organise an event every March called the "The Seven Day in a Row Croagh Patrick Challenge". Many people take on the challenge for the full 7 days and many others support us by climbing one or more days. Our main aim is to help fund the opening of an ABA School (Applied Behaviour Analysis) in Mayo.



Croagh Patrick Challenge
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Red Door Autism School

The Red Door (Learning Centre) for Autistic Children was set up by a group of parents in 2001 with a vision is that by providing specialised educational and therapeutic services, autistic children can be helped to reach their full potential. The Centre's objectives include:

To offer a diagnostic and assessment service to children presenting ASD characteristics:
* To offer early intervention for children with autism
* To become a Centre of Excellence for the teaching of ASD children

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Lovaas - criteria for Autism Treatment (Educational)

A two page letter, October 1996, by Professor Ivar Lovaas discussing the elements of Behavioural Intervention required by the UCLA approach: A Behavioural emphasis, Family participation, One-on-One instruction (at least initially), Integration, Comprehensiveness, intensity and individual differneces are outlined.

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Autism diagnostic centre to open in West (07/Nov/08)

Mayo Advertiser, November 07, 2008. By Mary O’connor

Plans are in the pipeline to open a diagnostic centre in the west next year for children with autism. The facility is the brainchild of the Action for Life Foundation, a non profit organisation which provides services for children with autism and developmental delay.

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Hope of progress on autism school in Kiltimagh (western people, 2/4/08)

Story: Western People Newspaper, April 2nd 2008

Hope of progress on autism school in Kiltimagh

EFFORTS to open a special school in Mayo for children with autism could make significant progress next month. Mayo Autism Action has renovated a building which it rents from the IRD in Kiltimagh. Everything has been ready since January and the group is now hoping that an American expert in autism eduction might take up management of the new school in May.

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Autism Research Institute (ARI)

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SEN Assist - ASD educational software

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