Autism affects 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. Providing parents with accurate information, and teaching them effective practical strategies, is important in improving outcomes for individuals with autism and their families. However, such parent education is not universally available.
The purpose of the ESIPP project is to develop, provide and evaluate locally appropriate parent education about autism in three south-east European counties (Croatia, Cyprus and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia). The project is led by the University of Northampton with eight other funded partners from Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in the strategic partnership.