Below is information regarding an Autism research project that NUI Galway has asked us to share. This may be of interest for some people.
The Irish Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research (ICAN) is made up of researchers who are dedicated through rigorous scientific and interdisciplinary research to the advancement of knowledge in relation to autism spectrum conditions (ASC) and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
NUI Galway are partners in an EU consortium of researchers who have been awarded €14.2M funding by the European Commission as part of Horizon 2020 programme. The project GEMMA (Genome, Environment, Microbiome and Metabolome in Autism) is a ground-breaking autism research project which will for the first time follow children who are at risk of developing autism from 6 months of age.
Who can join?
GEMMA will follow 600 infants in Ireland, Italy and the US at risk of developing autism. They are particularly interested in hearing from families if:
· You have a child with autism
· You have another child 6 months or under
· You are pregnant or planning a baby
For more information contact their website and Facebook page
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