Department of Psychology

ERASMUS+ delegation visit Bath for autism support project

Tue Jul 19 10:27:00 BST 2016

 

Group photo of representatives from Spain and Turkey with staff from the University of Bath.

— The ERASMUS+ delegation visited Bath to collaborate on an international project.

 

20 educational professionals visited the University of Bath this week as part of an international project to develop a web-based mechanism for matching the needs of children with autism to the available resources.

Representatives from Spain and Turkey are collaborating with Dr Mark Brosnan, the Director of the Centre for Applied Autism Research, who hosted the event in the prestigious new 10 West Psychology building on campus.

The EU-funded project is developing a child-technology matching app and a massive online open course (MOOC) to support both parents and practitioners in identifying the most appropriate assistive technologies for children with autism and intellectual disability.

During the week, the team also developed the research plan for how the whole project will be fully evaluated by representatives of the autism community.