1st ESIPP CONFERENCE
Positive parenting to empower parents of children with autism in Zagreb
3rd TRAINING SESSIONS DELIVERED
Positive approaches in the FYR of Macedonia and Croatia
BEING SOCIAL
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25TH ANNIVERSARY OF ESIPP PARTNER AUTISM CONCERN
INTERVIEW WITH JULIA HARDCASTLE, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF AUTISM CONCERN AND MOTHER OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM
EQUITY AND SOCIAL INCLUSION
THROUGH POSITIVE PARENTING
Helping parents to understand and support their children with autism

Equity and Social Inclusion

through Positive Parenting (ESIPP)

Erasmus+ project 2015-1-UK01-KA204-013397

Autism is a lifelong condition which affects about 1% of the population (or approximately 7.5m European citizens) as well as those who live with them and care for them. The presence of autism can be extremely challenging to parents and other family members, and autism has been identified as causing greater family and parental stress than any other disability.

Teaching parents to understand the condition, and to work effectively with schools and other professionals, has been shown to be effective in improving outcomes for individuals with autism and their families.

The purpose of this project is to share, adapt, test, evaluate, embed and disseminate a collaborative model of parent education, with an ecologically valid curriculum and training materials, to support the provision of effective parent education for parents of disabled children (in this case, children with autism), learning from what is currently taking place within Croatia, Cyprus and the FYR of Macedonia. The training model has been developed in collaboration by partners from across Europe.

The project is led by the University of Northampton with eight other organisations in the strategic partnership.