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P.E.A.T stands for Parents’ Education as Autism Therapists. We are a parent led charity based in
Northern Ireland and we employ Behaviour Analysts to provide training and support to families
living in Northern Ireland. Our members can avail of training workshops, networking events,
conferences and social outings. We also provide a quarterly newsletter called Repeat.

P.E.A.T. exists to help children and young people with autism realise their potential by providing
Applied Behaviour Analysis training and support to their parents and carers. Applied Behaviour
Analysis is a scientifically proven approach, tailored to individual needs, offering a choice to
parents and professionals.

www.peatni.org

Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behaviour Analysis International is a non-profit professional membership
organisation with the mission to develop and support the growth of behaviour analysis through
research, education, and practice.

www.abainternational.org

Behavior Analyst Certification Board

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) is a non-profit corporation. This site provides
a list of all certified behaviour analysts and consumer information in relation to standards and
ethics of practice.

www.bacb.com

The Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT)

The Association for Science in Autism Treatment is committed to science as the most objective,
time-tested and reliable approach to discerning between safe, effective autism treatments, and
those that are harmful or ineffective.

www.asatonline.org

The Cambridge Centre for Behavioral Studies

A non-profit, charitable organisation whose mission is to advance the scientific study of
behaviour and its humane application to the solution of practical problems. This site provides
excellent advice and information on ABA and Autism.

www.behavior.org

Literature

BOOKS, CHAPTERS, AND JOURNAL ARTICLES

Keenan, M., Kerr, K.J., & Dillenburger, K. (Eds.) (2000). Parents’ Education as Autism
Therapists. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Translated into Japanese (2005)

Keenan, M., Henderson, M., Kerr, K.P., & Dillenburger, K. (Eds.) (2005). Applied behaviour
analysis and autism: Building a future together. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Nikopoulos,C., Keenan,M. (2006). Video Modelling and Behaviour Analysis: A Guide for
teaching social skills to children with Autism. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Keenan, M., Dillenburger, K., Doherty, A., Byrne, J., & Gallagher, S. (2010). Experiences
of parents during diagnosis and forward planning for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 23, 390–397.
10.1111/j.1468-3148.2010.00555.x

Keenan, M. & Dillenburger, K., (2010). If all you have is a hammer …RCTs and hegemony in
science. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. doi:10.1016/j.rasd.2010.02.003

Dillenburger, K. & Keenan, M. (2009). None of the As in ABA stands for autism: Dispelling the
myths. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability. 34, 193-195.

Keenan, M., Dillenburger, K., Doherty, A., Byrne, J., & Gallagher, S. (2007). Meeting the needs
of families living with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. (Final Report. pp.184).
Coleraine, NI: University of Ulster.

Dillenburger, K., Keenan, M., Gallagher, S., & McElhinney, M. (2004). Applied Behaviour
Analysis for children with autism: Parental programme evaluation. Journal of Intellectual and
Developmental Disabilities, 29, 113–124.

Dillenburger, K. (2004). Evidence-based practice in Northern Ireland. In B. Thyer, & M.
Kazi, (eds.) International Perspectives on Evidence-based Practice in Social Work (pp.97-112).
Birmingham: Venture Press.

Dillenburger, K., Keenan, M., Doherty, A., Byrne, J., & Gallagher, S. (2010). Living with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Parental and professional views. British Journal of Special Education. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8578.2010.00455.x

Keenan, M., Dillenburger, K., Doherty, A., Byrne, J., & Gallagher, S. (2010). Experiences
of parents during diagnosis and forward planning for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 10.1111/j.1468-3148.2010.00555.x

Keenan, M., Dillenburger, K., Doherty, A., Byrne, T. & Gallagher, S. (2007). Meeting the
needs of families living with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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