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About this Study 


This PhD study's focus is on finding out more about students with ASD who are attending mainstream secondary schools in Ireland. We know very little about how students with ASD progress and participate in secondary school.  This phase of the study will focus on parents and teachers. It is is designed to look at behaviours and social factors which relate to the students' ability to integrate and participate in secondary school. It is hoped the study will help to improve policy and support for children with ASD in secondary school. This PhD  is being completed in the Children’s Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and supervised in the School of Psychology , TCD.



Please click on the buttons to download the parent and student* information


You can participate in this study by completing the online questionnaire, contact details and consent form **




If you prefer return the parent consent form via post or e-mail to and I will send you copies of the questionnaire



Please contact me at  with any questions or queries. 


*it is good research practice to obtain the student's assent as the research concerns them, but only parental consent is required for this study. 


**note: this questionnaire / form may be difficult to view on mobile devices.







Parent information   

This webpage has been designed to allow parents find out more about this phase of the study and particpate in the questionnaire. There are no teacher questionnaires or information on this page as individual teachers will only be contacted with parental / student consent..


This phase of the study applies to students in Ireland who are attending mainstream secondary school (including ASD units)

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Katie Cremin  Tel: 01 - 8963813


Supervisors:    Dr Olive Healy         and        Dr Michael Gordon



The Children's Research Centre



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