International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Families - Events


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At the 2018 European Congress in Athens, Greece, many events focused on families. To kick off the Congress, Drs. Robert Hock and Sarah Dababnah hosted an Academy Workshop, Supporting Parents of Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The following plenaries, presentations, and roundtables also took place:


Living with autism: perceived needs and strength-based strategies implemented by families

K. Papanikolaou

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Feeling at home: a mental health research agenda for and with people with intellectual developmental disabilities and their families

A. Hassiotis

University College London, UK

Sample of Presentations:

Managers’ views of families’ roles in decision making

M. Cuskelly; A. Jobling; K. Moni; M. McMahon

University of Tasmania, Australia

“It’s a very emotional thing”: family carers’ experience of decision-making about services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

A. Turnpenny; L. Richardson; B. Whelton; J. Beadle-Brown

Tizard Centre, University of Kent, UK

Getting it right? Exploring the persistent challenges in adopting a “whole family” approach to supporting families affected by parental learning disability

G. MacIntyre

University of Strathclyde, UK

Feasibility of a behavior management training program for Syrian refugee caregivers of children with autism

S. Dababnah; S. Habayeb; B. Baker; D. Hussein

University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA

Engaging fathers of children with ASD in a parenting intervention: perspectives from fathers and staff

R. Hock; R. Bickerstaff; A. Holbert; K. Decelle

College of Social Work, University of South Carolina, USA


Working with children and families with intellectual disabilities – addressing mental health through multidisciplinary approach

N. Sheppard; E. Zacharia

Tavistock and Portment NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Reflections on the development of QOL and FQOL

R. Brown; I. Brown; A. Schippers; R. Faragher

IASSID Academy, Canada

2017: SIRG meeting




Round Tables

Other Events

2017: Pre-conference Workshop on Autism