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 and 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.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a spectrum of neurodevelopmental conditions, characterised by difficulties in communication, forming relationships, developing language in using abstract concepts. ASD affects 1:100 people and the lack of services in Ireland places an enormous burden on families.
As ICAN expands we will provide outreach supports to existing services and the wider community. The centre also aims to provide family intervention in the form of parent and sibling education and training.
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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.
Students on the MSc in ABA are placed in Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention programmes, ASD Units and Adult Services.
|We conduct research which will lead to best outcomes for all individuals with ASD.||We provide high-level research-led education and training for practitioners in the diagnosis of ASD and other neurodevelopmental conditions.|
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|National University of Ireland, Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland.|
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