Aims of the PACT 7-11 Follow-up study
We have lots of questions that we hope to answer with the PACT 7-11 follow-up study:
- How are the PACT children getting on and how are they developing in areas such as: language and communication, how they get along with others, their play, behaviour and interests, and their emotional wellbeing?
- What factors in the pre-school years have affected how children are doing now?
- How is family life and how is life for parents of a child with autism?
- What services are families accessing?
The Pre-school Autism Communication Trial was a randomised controlled trial of a parent-mediated communication intervention for young children with autism. It ran between 2006 and 2009. Find out more about the trial, its findings and the PACT intervention here: About PACT. May 2017 - Winner of 'Outstanding Benefit to Society Through Research' award at The University of Manchester's Making a Difference for Social Responsibility awards for early parent-mediated intervention in autism, and its impact on families of children with autism. June 2017 - Another award for PACT!! 'Outstanding Social Innovation 2017'! Latest news! PACT therapy training dates in Manchester for 14th/15th September and 26th/27th October.
The PACT 7-11 Follow-up study
Funded by the Medical Research Council, the PACT 7-11 study was a follow-up of families who were involved in the PACT Trial once the children reached 7-11 years. Find out more here: PACT 7-11 study Thanks to all the families who were involved in this phase of the project. We have managed to follow up an amazing 83% of the original PACT families. We are excited to announce our results (26 October 2016); you can read more information here. The full text Lancet 2016 article is here & Professor Jonathan Green's Medical Research Council blog is here.