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De Brún welcomes launch of Autism support DVD across Europe

16 December, 2008 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP for the Six Counties Bairbre de Brún has congratulated those behind the development of a support DVD for parents of children with autism.

The DVD and hard copy document was developed by University of Ulster researchers along with 'Parents Education as Autism Therapists' (PEAT).

Ms de Brún said,

"Firstly I want to commend those behind this initiative and have no doubt that it will be of use to parents of children with autism.

"Studies show an increase in rates of Autism Spectrum Disorder and that as many as 12 in every 1000 children in Europe have the disorder.

"Importantly though, the package will be translated into three other languages and will no doubt be an invaluable resource for parents across Europe." CRÍOCH

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