Research Output

Evaluation Report on the Western Area Support Project (WASP) on early intervention with families who have a child with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

  The WASP Project is funded by the Children Fund and aims to develop a holistic approach to interventions with families in the Western Board1 area of Northern Ireland. This is the first attempt in Northern Ireland to develop a Board-wide approach to the provision of specific ASD services for these families and children. International experience suggests that positive changes are possible with early
identification followed by consistent intervention that involves the parents and provides direct teaching of essential skills with the child.
The evaluation of the WASP project would garner the learning from this new initiative and assess the implications for the future development of these services and similar ones in Northern Ireland and elsewhere.

  • Type:

    Research Report

  • Date:

    31 December 2006

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Library of Congress:

    HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    616.8 Nervous & mental disorders

  • Funders:

    Historic Funder (pre-Worktribe)

Citation

McConkey, R., Truesdale-Kennedy, M., & Milligan, V. (2006). Evaluation Report on the Western Area Support Project (WASP) on early intervention with families who have a child with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Family Planning Association NI; Family Planning Association UK

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Keywords

Western Area Support Project (WASP), Autism, early intervention,

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