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Thesis Volunteers
Anna Caffrey, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, is conducting a thesis as the final part of her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. The topic of this thesis is examining how people with a diagnosis of high-functioning autism or Asperger's Syndrome successfully solve social problems (this in comparison to so much literature which focuses on failures in this area).

Anyone who is interested in taking part in this research should contact Anna on 07989 728606 or autism-research@hotmail.co.uk

Sponsorship Required
Jessica Peers, the author of "Asparagus Dreams" who has Asperger's Syndrome, is trying to raise sponsors to pay for a research project she is undertaking at the University of Sunderland. The University has offered to pay half the cost of the three-year course (20,000) but Jessica is seeking help funding the second half.

Anybody who would consider contributing to this, or requires further information should contact Jessica on jessy2ac@aol.com. Dr Mitzi Waltz at the University of Sunderland is also able to provide further information on: mitzi.waltz@sunderland.ac.uk

Post-Graduate Course
The Asperger's Syndrome Foundation has sponsored the Post Graduate Course on Asperger's Syndrome in association with Sheffield Hallam University and the NAS. For further information on this course, please contact: lynnetidmarsh@nas.org.uk

Sponsored Walk
Our main fund-raising event for 2005 was a sponsored walk in September. For more information please go to our Fundraising Information page.

Cambridge University Research Project
Cambridge University are looking for adults or children who are diagnosed with AS to take part in a new genes project, along with their brothers and sisters.
For further information please see: www.autismresearchcentre.com/volunteers/sib_pair.asp
Or email Sally Wheelwright: sjw18@cam.ac.uk

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