on Autism were asked in the Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey
Questions on autism were asked in the Young Life and Times Survey in 2014.
Questions on autism were asked in the Kids' Life and Times Survey in 2014.
Questions on attitudes towards disability
were asked in the Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey in 2003
Act (Northern-Ireland) 2011 is the keynote legislation which
sets out the requirements for the Autism Strategy and the amendment
to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
for Behaviour Analysis is a research and teaching centre
, directed by Professor Karola Dillenburger, based in the School
of Education, Queen's
University Belfast. The Centre is home to the QUART
(Queen's University Autism Research and Treatment) Forum, a
multidisciplinary initiative which hosts a range of autism workshops
and an annual conference.
(Regional Autism Spectrum Disorder Network) have published the
Steps Guide to Autism Care, as well as Autism:
A Guide for Families and the Adult
Care Pathway, which detail the framework for diagnosis and
intervention services across all five Health and Social Care
provides links to a series of webpages from the National
Autistic Society containing information and employment resources
for people with autism, their parents and carers, and employers.
data on autism spectrum disorders is available on a site
managed by Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention which publishes the latest
international data on autism prevalence.
and daughters with disabilities: Childcare issues across the
lifespan by Karola Dillenburger and Lyn McKerr looks at
the social, physical, and emotional costs of providing care
for sons and daughters (aged 3-53) with a range of disabilities,
the future holds: Older people caring for adult sons and daughters
with disabilities is a report by Karola Dillenburger and
Lyn McKerr on the circumstances of older carers (60+) of adult
sons and daughters with disabilities including those with autism.
of this report is available on the Online Research Bank
cost of autism in the UK (summary) by Martin Knapp, Renee
Romeo and Jennifer Beecham is a report which looks at the economic
impact of early intervention for children with autism and learning
for autism spectrum disorders: State of the evidence is
a report by The Maine Department of Health and Human Services
and the Maine Department of Education evaluating evidence for
Standards Project: Addressing the need for evidence-based practice
guidelines for autism spectrum disorders is a report from
Autism Centre based in Massachusetts which evaluates the
strength of available scientific evidence for effectiveness
of treatments for individuals with autism.
Exist: The message from adults with autism in Northern Ireland,
by Shirelle Stewart examines the views of individuals with autism
and their families, and considers the changes in public attitudes
and policy which are needed to improve their situations.
the Needs of Families Living with Children Diagnosed with Autism
Spectrum Disorder by Mickey Keenan, Karola Dillenburger,
Alvin Doherty, Tony Byrne and Stephen Gallagher identifies the
provision that families in Northern Ireland and the Republic
of Ireland are receiving, and what is needed to improve
- Communicating with an autistic child: a parents' guide provides useful links for parents.