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Does your child have autism spectrum disorder and/or cerebral palsy? (April 2017)

Does your child have autism spectrum disorder and/or cerebral palsy? Does your child also experience sleep problems, gastrointestinal issues, social difficulties or behaviour problems?  We are looking for parents of children be tween 3-18 years to take part in a study. If your child has ASD and/or cerebral palsy, but does not experience these symptoms, you can still take part! We want to learn about the effects of these symptoms.

If you would like to take part, or learn more, please follow the link http://bit.ly/2mY5Mn3 .  

This 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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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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Looking for last few participants-Can you help? (5/Sep/2015)

My name is Arlene Mannion. I am a PhD student in the Irish Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research (ICAN) in National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway). We are looking for one more child with ASD to participate in a sleep study. You or your child don’t have to have problems sleeping to participate. You may just want to learn more about your sleep.

We are looking for one more girl from the age of 5 to 7 years to participate. Participation in the study can take part from your own home and you don’t have to visit NUI Galway to take part.
I am also looking for adolescents you don’t have autism to take part. I am interested in understanding more about the differences in sleep patterns in children and adolescents with autism and children and adolescents who do not have autism.

We are looking for boys from the ages of 13 to 15 years, who do not have a sibling with autism.

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Are you a parent/teacher/home tutor of a preschooler with ASD?

***Parents/teachers/home tutors of preschool aged children*** Do you have a child (or student) who has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and is between the ages of 2 and 4? If so, please consider following the link to participate in research on early indicators of problem behaviour in preschool children w/ ASD: http://goo.gl/forms/HgiFQaB8So 

 Study Description: 

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Parents or tutors/teachers of preschool-aged children - Please consider following the link to complete a questionnaire & help with early intervention research! (2015)

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***ABA tutors or parents of preschool-aged children - Please consider following the link to complete a questionnaire & help with early intervention research! http://goo.gl/forms/HgiFQaB8So

Study 

Despite the large body of research on challenging behaviour in children with ASD, no research study has examined the relationship between the presence/absence of early indicators of problem behaviour and the presence/absence of core preschool life skills (as described by Hanley et al. 2007). 

The preschool life skills include: expressing needs/wants/feelings/preferences that others can understand, following instructions, tolerating delays in access to preferred items and activities, and developing friendships. Problem behaviours such as aggression towards self and others, temper tantrums, and noncompliance are often prevalent in older children with autism, yet little is known about how these manifest at a younger age. 

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Studying the transition into mainstream schools (17/4/15)

I am currently studying Child Psychology online and am at a loss with an assignment. It is a case study based on a 10 year old girl with Autism. She is leaving school in 6 weeks time and will enter in to mainstream in September. She uses Lamh and PECS to communicate. She has visited her mainstream school several times and uses her PEC book to communicate with her SNA. She gets frustrated with other children as they cannot communicate with Lamh. Her parents are concerned with her as she is very tired in the evenings and not herself. Her mother had to collect her early from Primary School as Annie began to scream and no one knew what to do. 

I need to describe a short term way, medium term way and long term way of providing for continuity and change as she moves to a new school. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Research in experiences of parenting a child with ASD (3rd March 2015)

I am a fourth year IT Sligo student and am studying social care. I am currently working on my final year research project which is looking at experiences of parenting a children with ASD. 

I am looking at certain themes including parenting stress, coming to terms with the diagnosis, dealing with challenging behaviour, self-care and experiences with support services. 

If you are a parent of a child with ASD and are available to answer a few questions I would appreciate it hugely and it would help me out so much.
My email is s00121704@mail.itsligo.ie , please feel free to send me an email if you would like more information or would be interested in taking part in my research. 

 Kind regards, 

Alanna

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Toileting Problems in Autism Spectrum Disorder (NUIG study 2013/2014)

Dear parent/carer,

My name is Kady Francis, I am currently a student of Psychology at the National University of Ireland Galway. I am conducting research into the area of toileting problems in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and their relationship to sleep, quality of life, adaptive functioning and language.

I have a great interest in this topic and believe that it is an area which is extremely under researched.
I am hoping to recruit parents/carers of children with ASD aged between 4-17 years.

Participation requires filling out questionnaires about your child's specific behaviours. Questionnaires will be available in hardcopy and via email, depending on what suits parents best.

If you think you may be interested please contact me by email as soon as possible with the age of your child and I will send you further details. My email is k.francis2@nuigalway.ie




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