Dr. Lila Kossyvaki to lead European collaboration to provide resources for autism professionals

Dr. Lila Kossyvaki, a member of the the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER) will be leading a new study funded by Erasmus Plus

She will be working with nine partners from four different countries (UK, Greece, Spain and Israel) and the collaboration involves universities, schools and a professional development body. The team have been awarded nearly €300,000 and the funding is for two years.  

The main objective of the project is to provide resources on the topic of attention and autism for teachers and professionals working with children with autism. It will generate three intellectual outputs: 

  • A report on best practice on attention in autism in the four participating countries.
  • A freely available cross platform version of CPAT, a successful attention intervention programme (Shalev et al., 2007) together with a detailed implementation protocol.
  • A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) targeted at teacher professional development on the topic in the 4 languages of the programme.