AI TOP (2020-2023)


AI TOP – An AI Tool to Predict Engagement and ‘Meltdown’ Events in Students with Autism



Start date: 1 September 2020
Duration: 36 months


  • The Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
  • Nottingham City Council, United Kingdom
  • SoftQNR, Serbia
  • Dieyfthynsi Deyterovathmias Ekpaideysis N. Karditsas, Greece
  • PhoenixKM BVBA, Belgium
  • National Association Of Professionals Working With Disabled People, Bulgaria
  • SU Paisii Hilendarski, Bulgaria

Aims and objectives

  • Provide personalised learning pathways and support according to the specific needs of each child with autism.
  • Improve the understanding of autism both within school, and in the wider community.
  • Provide a learning environment free of emotional trauma.
  • Increase the likelihood that students with autism will make the academic and social progress that they should.
  • Decrease incidents of challenging behaviour, leading to improved mental wellbeing of individual students, and decreasing instances of absenteeism and bullying.
  • Improve access to teaching of academic, independent living, adaptive behaviours and social skills.
  • Help prevent secondary consequences of their difficulties such as anxiety disorders and depression.

Target groups

Direct target:

  • Teachers
  • teaching assistants
  • special education needs coordinators in mainstream education
  • inclusive settings and special educational settings.


  • students with ASC and their families


  • Online searchable Database
  • Transferred Mobile Engagement and Meltdown Measurement App
  • Optimisation of autism meltdown framework
  • Handbook for Teachers and Parents
  • Pedagogical Framework for children with autism

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