Sarah Barrett

Sarah Barrett


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The SIGNS Project – Call for participants!

Posted on 1 February 2018 by Sarah Barrett

Researchers at the Wales Autism Research Centre are looking for parents of children aged 5-11 years old to take part in an online survey study about behaviour patterns and social styles in ALL children! We are looking for parents of children with autism, parents of children with other special needs, and parents of typically developing
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New paper on sensitivity to emotion in autism

Posted on 19 June 2017 by Sarah Barrett

Dr Catherine Jones has just published an article in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders with her collaborators at City University, London. When faces are emotional people judge having seen them for longer compared to faces that do not show emotion – this is a demonstration of implicit sensitivity to emotion. Catherine and her
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New publication on anxiety and repetitive behaviours

Posted on 12 April 2017 by Sarah Barrett

There is a new publication in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders co-authored by Sarah Barrett and Sue Leekam. The article describes the self-reported experience of anxiety and repetitive behaviour in young people aged 13-20 years from interviews and also questionnaires. The article is available by emailing the authors and will also be on
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WARC hosts visit by the Minister for Social Services and Public Health and Vice Chancellor of Cardiff University

Posted on 8 February 2017 by Sarah Barrett

At a meeting with the Minister for Social Services and Public Health and the Vice Chancellor of Cardiff University on the 8th February, we presented our partnership work with Johanna Manikiza WLGA (https://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/warc/signs-and-diagnosis/) and introduced our visitors from Latvia led by Liga Berzina, Autism Association of Latvia. Pictured (L-R) are Professor Colin Riordan, Vice Chancellor
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Visitors from Latvia arrive

Posted on 7 February 2017 by Sarah Barrett

A delegatation from Latvia, led by Liga Berzina and supported by the Latvian Government’s Ministry of Welfare, arrived on 7th Feb. The main aim of their visit is to learn more about our  research partnership model and strategic planning in services. Their visit includes meetings with researchers (see photo below), visits to primary and special
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Latvia visit

Posted on 8 November 2016 by Sarah Barrett

Sue Leekam, Georgie Powell and Tom Freeman gave invited presentations at the Starptautiska Konference, Riga, Latvia on Friday 4th November. They are pictured here with their hosts Ieva Bite, Latvia University and Liga Berzina, Autism Association of Latvia. Presentations from WARC outlined research approaches and diagnostic methods (Sue Leekam) and eyetracking methods (Georgie and Tom).
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Au revoir, Lynda!

Posted on 15 July 2016 by Sarah Barrett

Sadly, Lynda Morgan is leaving WARC this month. Lynda has been working with us for the last few years, strengthening connections between our research and families and professionals in the autism community. As a volunteer she has organised National Autistic Society local conferences for us, and she also worked in WARC as a project manager,
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New paper published on repetitive behaviours in adults

Posted on 5 August 2015 by Sarah Barrett

Sarah Barrett, Dr Catherine Jones and Prof. Sue Leekam have recently had a paper published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, in collaboration with former WARC member Dr Mirko Uljarević and other colleagues at the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre in Melbourne. The published article is available for anyone to download and read
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