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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).

Does your child often experience low moods, sleep problems, gastrointestinal issues or challenging behaviours? (July 2016)

We are looking for parents of children and adolescents with ASD aged 2 to 18 years that experience any of the above symptoms to take part in a study.

If your child does not present with any of the co-occurring disorders or symptoms mentioned, you can still take part! It is important for us to understand the effects co-occurring disorders have by including children with and without co-occurring symptoms.

If you would like to take part, or would like more information, please find the survey and further details at http://bit.ly/1UpXtvr, or email me at h.browne1@nuigalway.ie.

Many thanks,

Hannah Browne,
The Irish Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research (ICAN)

Queens University Belfast - Annual Spring Workshop - Managing Challenging Behaviours

13 Apr 2010 10:00

The topic for the first annual spring workshop at Queens University Belfast will be managing challenging behaviours. This event will take place on on April 13th 2010 at 10am until 3pm in the Cathcart Room G13, 69 University Street, Belfast, BT7 1HL.

The workshop will be facilitated by BCBA accredited Behaviour Analysts, Nicola McAuley (MScBA), Nichola Booth (BCBA) and Leanne Jenkinson (BCBA).

The workshop is for parents/carers, tutors, students and professionals.

Entry is includes coffee/tea and light lunch. Prices are Early Bird £50 or at the door: £60.

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Wanted: Participants for Study on Impact of challenging behaviour on siblings

My name is Doireann O’Brien. I am a postgraduate student in the School of Education, Queens University Belfast. I am studying an MSc in Autistic Spectrum Disorders. My dissertation project will be an examination of the perception and experience of parents/siblings of people who have been diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The choice for this project reflects my own experience as a sibling of a person with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and the lack of research in this important area.

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Managing Challenging Behaviour - A short practical guide for Parents

Managing Challenging Behaviour
A Short Practical Guide for Parents

Cormac Russell
The Nurture Programme

"I have to say from the outset, as a parents of two boys, one 14 and the
other 12 years old, I don’t really buy into the idea that people are looking
for a list of do’s and don’ts when it comes to managing difficult behaviour.
There is no ‘holy grail’ containing the secrets of how to be a perfect parent.
I believe the mundane truth of the matter is that we all are simply making
the best of what we have by doing our best under the circumstances in

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Responding to Challenging Behaviour in Young People, 15/9/09, Dublin

15 Sep 2009 10:15
15 Sep 2009 16:30

Venue: Irish YouthWork Centre, 20 Dominick Street Lower, Dublin 1


This workshop aims to explore challenging behaviour in young
people both in terms of prevention at an organisational level and
strategies for responding to challenging behaviour when it occurs.
Morning Session:
The morning session of the workshop will focus on organisational
issues such as:
≈ Developing a strengths-based ethos which validates and
celebrates each person.
≈ Acknowledging and incentivising good behaviour.

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