EAR project: Engaging in Autism Research

This project aimed to gather information from the autism community about their attitude to research exploring early signs of autism in so-called “at-risk” infant populations. We hope this information will provide a strong ethical foundation for the field and help academics more deeply understand how to meet this community’s expectations, including responsible communication and dissemination…

ASDTech parent survey

This project explored autistic children's use of technology at home, and what their parents thought about their child's technology use, through a parent survey and follow-up interviews. What did we do? We asked parents of autistic children to complete an online survey which asked questions about their child's use of technology at home. Questions were…

East Park iPad Project

DART researchers spent 2013-2014 working with East Park – an organisation in Glasgow providing education, care and support to pupils with additional support needs including autism. The school were fortunate enough to secure funding to buy a number of iPads which were given to selected students and used to support their personal learning goals over the academic year.…

Click-East

The app created during the Click-East project was nominated for a Rosalind Franklin Appathon award: here's the video What did we do? The Click-East project was divided into two main stages. The first stage was about developing an educational iPad app for young children with autism. It involved a range of different people who contributed to the development of…

Music and Autism

After completing her HND in Music Performance at Edinburgh College in 2013, Ruth went on to complete her Honours year at Wolverhampton University. It was during this year she found her love for research and how music can influence daily life. Her dissertation looked at the musical influences within society, in particular the elderly society,…

Bilingualism & Childhood

The aim of our new study is to understand how growing up in a bilingual environment affects the development of children with and without autism spectrum disorders. Latest news   We are now recruiting participants! - For information about what taking part in this research will involve for you and your child, please click here  …