The ASSISTID researchers are a multidisciplinary group of psychologists, speech and language therapists, computer scientists, architects, entrepeneurs and engineers who are using their skills to change practice and perceptions around assistive technology for people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism.
ASSISTID is about many things; the development of new technology, the assessment or adaptation of existing technology, training future leaders in disability research and services, gathering information about current use of AT and barriers which people face when attempting to access or use AT, raising awareness of the potential which AT has to transform lives.
The ASSISTID programme will fund up to 40 post-doctoral Fellows and is co-funded by the European Commission and the charity RESPECT. ASSISTID is coordinated by RESPECT's research institute DOCTRID (www.doctrid.ie) which is a network of researchers, service providers and industry partners who are dedicated to ground breaking research and training to improve the lives of people with ID and/or autism. Read more about DOCTRID here