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The Irish Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research (ICAN) is a Centre of Excellence dedicated to ensuring improvements for all individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through education, training, research and service provision. 

Our mission is to generate and disseminate empirically validated knowledge which will shape best practice in the areas of policy, education and intervention.


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ICAN, in partnership with Autism Speaks and The American Ireland Fund, hosted Ireland's first International Autism Conference, 'Autism Spectrum Disorder: from Clinical Practice to Educational Provision' on January 12th - 13th, 2012.

Speakers from left to right: Lynn Brennan, Connie Kasari, Nancy Jones, Richard Foxx, Geraldine Leader, Laura Klinger, Joe McAllister.


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Students on the MSc in ABA are placed in Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention programmes, ASD Units and Adult Services.

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