From the 23 to the 26 August, the University College of Dublin held the conference “ECER 2016 Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers”. In this framework, ESIPP partners David Preece and Loizos Symeou presented the ESIPP project and the results of the initial parent survey undertaken to identify the perspectives of families in the three participating countries regarding training. The title of their presentation was “Being Part Of It: A Partnership For Developing Evidence-based Parent Education in Autism in south-eastern Europe”.
This presentation, drafted by ESIPP partners David Preece, Loizos Symeou, Katerina Mavrou, Jasmina Stošić and Jasmina Troshanska, reflects the need for cultural sensitivity and awareness in services for autism.
The results of this survey have also been published in the European Journal of Special Needs Education with an article entitled: “Accessing parental perspectives to inform the development of parent training in autism in South-Eastern Europe”.
David Preece also presented the project in the framework of the “Learning Disability Services 2016” workshops held on the 13 July at King’s College London.