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European Autism Information Systems
ULSS 20 is leader of Work package 2 (Dissemination of information) and Work package 8 (Harmonised early detection tool). For the execution of its tasks, ULSS 20 takes advantage of the expertise of both the Child Neuropsychiatry Department (NPIPEE) as well as of the International Relations Office (URI).
This Work Package (WP) is linked to both specific objects of this project. An important precondition in ensuring an effective dissemination process is to assess the quality of the information to be disseminated.
Will ensure dissemination of information:
This Work Package (WP) will draw up draft guidelines which will describe the required structure of a system necessary to identify early warning signs of Autism including a description of necessary tools, training and approaches.
WP 8 will also prepare a video to highlight elements of the warning sign "Interaction Disorder" in order to sensitize the target groups (1. parents 2. paediatricians, teachers, nursery school teachers, healthcare professionals in general, GPs) to potential cases of autism.
A comprehensive analysis of existing tools and methodologies will be studied using the expertise of the project partners, the Scientific Advisory Panel and the wider community, through the EAA.
Guidelines will be drawn up following consultative work at the second workshop and with the Scientific Advisory Panel. A validation study for the assessment of the diagnostic tool will be designed and implemented.