New Website to Improve Experiences of Autistic Children and Young People

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Academics from the School of Psychology at TCD have developed a new support website to empower autistic children and young people to reach their personal best.

Improving Experiences of Autistic Children and Young People

The new InterAcT (Accomplish & Thrive) website is for parents and professionals working with people with autism or with an intellectual or developmental disability.  The website was created to bring meaningful supports to children and adolescents who may find changes in their lives difficult to cope with, such as in the current COVID-19 pandemic.

InterAcT’s mission is to help people by providing necessary emergency supports that can be used at home by parents and carers.  Although the supports are of particular importance at this time, InterAcT believes that the supports and knowledge provided can continue to help beyond the COVID-19 period.

The wide range of on-line resources aim to build parent knowledge, skill and confidence to support autistic children and young people with an intellectual or developmental disability. The resources will also support professionals on this journey.

The website can be found here.

About TCD

Trinity College Dublin, located in the heart of Dublin city, is steeped in scholarly and national history. Today it remains Ireland’s highest ranked university and within the world’s top one hundred. TCD provides an excellent variety of courses throughout areas in the Arts and Humanities, Business, Law, Engineering, Science and Health Sciences.

Over 17,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from Ireland and across the world attend the illustrious university. And there is a good reason for the huge attraction to Trinity as it has produced some of the world’s greatest minds such as Samuel Becket, Oscar Wilde and former Irish president, Mary Robinson. Trinity College Dublin prides itself on continuing this tradition by offering the finest third level education to students and propel them onto becoming the next great leader, writer, artist, scientist and most importantly, thinker.

Along with TCD’s grand selection of on campus undergraduate and postgraduate courses, the university also provides Online Education and CPD programmes. Prosperous students can apply for Free Online Courses now as the Department of Online Education in 2016 have teamed with Futurelearn to issue three major free online courses – (MOOCS) in Irish History, Successful Ageing and Exercise Prescription. This allows students who might be working full-time or at a geographical disadvantage to attend Trinity College Dublin virtually.

Read more here.

Gemma Creagh

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