Archive of: Doctrid News
A Welcome Event was held for the first cohort of ASSISTID Fellows at the Daughters of Charity campus at St Joseph’s Centre, Clonsilla. Sr Zoe Killeen, Director of RESPECT welcomed the Fellows and wished them well as they embarked on their research.
The Association for the Advancement of Assistive technology in Europe held its bi-annual conference in Budapest on 8th-11th September in Budapest. The conference was attended by more than 350 academics, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists.
The DOCTRID Research Institute is delighted to welcome 2 new partners, Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) and Designability at Bath Institute of Medical Engineering. We were joined by President Denis Cummins of DkIT and Dr Nigel Harris from Designability at the DOCTRID IV Conference in Belfast on 27th April 2015 where both partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the DOCTRID Research Institute.
Society is moving towards a social model of intellectual disability, where the ability of people with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to contribute to society is being recognised, and the barriers which prevent their full participation in community, education and employment are being identified and removed.
Published in 'Research in Developmental Disabilities'
DOCTRID are leading the way in research into technologies for disability and autism