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Stacey Bissell and Katherine Ellis, PhD students at the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Birmingham recently presented their work at the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) World Congress in Melbourne, Australia (14-19 August 2016).

Stacey presented research on difficult behaviours in young children with tuberous sclerosis complex, and also presented her findings from a study exploring behaviours in children and adults with Potocki-Lupski syndrome. She received a Challenging Behaviour and Mental Health Special Interest Research Group travel award ($1,100) to attend the World Congress.

Katherine presented her research on early social cognition skills in children with fragile X syndrome and children with Cornelia de Lange syndrome. Katherine received a Mencap Scholarship award of $1,000 to attend the World Congress.