|The Assistive Technologies for Intellectual Disability and Autism
(in short ASSISTID) is a programme that wants to make life better
for people with intellectual disabilities.ASSISTID is looking for people to help them with their work.
The people need to have studied a lot.
The Assistive Technologies for Intellectual Disability and Autism (ASSISTID) programme has recently launched a first call for fellowships on a variety of subjects, ranging from behaviour analysis, rehabilitation and computer science, to policy, ethics and alternative communication.
The positions are open internationally and ASSISTID is welcoming applicants from all over the world to join the €9M research programme, cofounded by the European Commission, under the Marie Curie Fellowship. Currently, ASSISTID is the largest European initiative of its kind, aiming to help researchers gain the abilities to “make a difference in the lives of people with autism and intellectual disability through improved communication, social inclusion and education.”
The deadline for applications is 30 November 2014 and ASSISTID is looking for experienced researchers, who hold a PhD, or at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience. The duration for the 16 incoming positions is two years, while the four outgoing ones will last three years (including the mandatory return phase).
For more information about the applications procedure and ASSISTID, please click on the following link.
ASSISTID (Assistive Technologies for people with Autism and Intellectual Disability) will promote research into the development and application of assistive technologies to enhance the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities and autism, their carers and families. ASSISTID is the first structured research programme of its kind in Europe and the most significant investment into assistive technologies research to date. Assistive Technologies refers to practical tools that can support the functional needs of people who experience difficulties associated with disability or ageing.
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