• 8:30 - 09:15 Registration and Signing of MoUs with Athlone IT and King’s College London
    Conference opening Brian Harvey, DOCTRID
    9:15 - 9:30 Welcome Addresses: Prof Ian Gray, Conference Chair, Vice-President for Research Emeritus, MSUDr Mary Shire, Vice-President Research, University of Limerick
    Mr Dermot Desmond, Chairman, RESPECT/Sr Goretti Butler, Provincial Daughters of Charity
    Professor Lou Anna Simon, President, Michigan State University
    9:30 - 11:00 Theme I: Social Inclusion Moderator: Dr. Geraldine Leader, NUI Galway
    Evert Jan Hoogerwerf, “Towards Full Digital Inclusion”
    AIAS Bologna onlus/Regional Centre for AT of Emilia Romagna, Italy
    Dr Stacy Clifford, “Researching Social Inclusion: Who Counts? What Counts?”
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville Tennessee
    11:00 - 11:30 Coffee
    11:30 - 12:00 Research Presentation from Athlete Leadership programme (ALPS) from DoC LisnagryModerator: Stephanie Lynch, Daughters of Charity
    12:00 - 13:00 Presentations from ASSISTID & Hegarty Fellows, Moderator: Prof Michael Leahy Dr Anita Yakkundi - iCanRead an inclusive program for Comprehension and Reading
    Dr Sean O’Neill - Smartprompt - Supporting individuals with ASD at University, to better self-manage their academic behaviours using wearable technology
    Trish MacKeogh - Developing a multi-modal AT assessment tool for children with mild to moderate intellectual disability or ASD, through a Universal Design framework
    Dr Julia Louw - Enhancing the Social Inclusion of Youth with Intellectual Disabilities: A Multi-site and Social Media Study (ESISM-study)
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 - 15:00 PLENARY LECTURE:Dr JEAN FRAZIER, Executive Director Eunice Kennedy Shriver Centre, Massachusetts
    “Mental Health and Medical Challenges in Autism Spectrum Disorders”
    15:00 - 15:30 Coffee
    15:30 - 16:30 Presentations from ASSISTID & Hegarty Fellows, Moderator: Prof Michael Leahy Dr Fiachra O’Brolchain - Privacy and Smarthomes
    Dr Rebecca Irvine - Recognising Opportunities and Actively Engaging
    Dr Nicole Neil - comorbidity and treatment use among parents of children with Downs Syndrome
    Dr Aviva Cohen - Breaking Down the Barriers to Future Planning
    16:30 - 18:00 Poster Session and Assistive Technology demos (incl. Drinks Reception)
    19:00 - late Conference Dinner (Castletroy Park Hotel)
  • 9:00 - 10:30 Theme II: Lifestyle and Connected HealthModerator: Dr. Barry Coughlan, University of Limerick
    • Speaker 1: Catherine Carty, UNESCO Chair, IT Tralee
    "Inclusive physical education, physical activity and sport in the sustainable development agenda- a goal for everyone.”
    • Speaker 2: Dr Daniel Tindall, University of Limerick
    “i-PLAY: Inclusive Play & Leisure Activities for Youth”
    10:30 - 11:00 Coffee
    11:00 - 12:00 Presentations from ASSISTID & Hegarty Fellows, Moderator: Prof Michael Leahy Dr Phil Smyth - Assisting People with Intellectual Disability self-manage healthy lifestyle choices
    Dr Cathy Dalton - Ambient Media for Attentional restoration
    Dr Pauline Frizelle - Development of a cyber assessment of complex syntax (for children with autism and mild ID)
    Dr Shawn Gilroy - Randomized controlled trial comparing approaches for improving communication in ASD – Comparison between high and low technology alternatives
    12:15 - 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 - 15:00 Theme III: Assistive Technologies - Gadgets & Gizmos Moderator: Prof Lizbeth Goodman, Director, UCD SMARTLab
    • Speaker 1: Dr. Mick Donegan, SpecialEffect, Oxfordshire, UK: “Gaze Control Technology for Everyone!”
    • Speaker 2: Dr. Nigel Newbutt, University of the West of England “Virtual Environments: The present and future (and some history)”
    15:00 - 15:15 Coffee
    15:15 - 16:15 Presentations from ASSISTID & Hegarty Fellows, Moderator: Prof Michael Leahy Dr Yurgos Politis - Virtual Learning for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Dr Nigel Robb - A method for involving children with developmental disabilities in the design of video games
    James Northridge - Communication matters: Does one size fit all, in the case of augmentative and alternative communication Apps for children with complex communication needs?
    Dr Bryan Boyle - Carnival Look & Learn: A Peer mediated application for Joint Attention Skills Training
    16:15 Closing Remarks Prof Ian Gray and Prof Brian Harvey
    16:30 Conference Close