Interconnections Worldwide

Working internationally to share information, help build knowledge and support teamwork around babies, children and young people who are disabled, marginalised or vulnerable

The home of Team Around the Child (TAC) and the Multiagency Keyworker


Citizen Network is an international movement to achieve citizenship for all. Will you join?

From their website: Citizen Network was established in 2016 to bring together people who want to make a world where everyone matters, where everyone can be a citizen.

We want to live in a world where everyone can flourish and be the best that they can be, where everyone is treated as valuable, everyone is respected as an equal. This is not impossible, but it takes changes in attitude and changes in behaviour.

We believe that we can achieve citizenship for all by behaving more like citizens ourselves. In particular this means:

  1. Learning from the work of others
  2. Sharing the things we’ve learned
  3. Cooperating with others
  4. Welcoming others into community
  5. Standing up for the value of citizenship

By working together – around the world – we believe we can each help each other make this happen.

Learn more:

Research reports needed about FASD – Will you submit a paper?

Scott Parnell writes: The Editor of the journal Birth Defects Research (BDR), Michel Vekemans, has agreed to dedicate a special issue to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) research.

The issue will focus on research dedicated to the mechanisms, contributing factors, consequences and prevention of FASD and will include manuscripts from both basic and clinical researchers, as well as reviews. We will serve as the Guest Editors.

We would like to invite you, with members of your research group, to propose a contribution to this special issue of BDR.

Please let us know no later than April 30, 2018 whether or not you would like to contribute a manuscript.

We sincerely hope that you will join us in this effort. We are looking forward to an exciting issue that highlights the wide variety of recent advances in our understanding of this important outcome.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Scott Parnell, PhD
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
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TranseND study: Transition in Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Your help is needed (England and Wales)

Maria Ashworth writes: This study examines transition from primary to secondary school in children with neurodevelopmental disorders.

Comparisons between Autism, Williams syndrome, and Down syndrome allow insight into the unique and shared challenges and opportunities in relation to children’s transitions.

Who can take part in this study?

Children with Autism, Williams syndrome or Down syndrome (as well as their parents, and their professionals) who are currently in their final year at primary school and move to a new secondary school in September 2018

What does taking part entail?

Children will take part in two online assessments and a short online interview (in Spring 2018 and again in Autumn 2018). Parents and professionals are asked to complete some questionnaires and to take part in a short interview.

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