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#Autism

# autism - Friday 26 August, 2022

Family 'devastated' that school for children with autism not ready for September opening
# School Places
# School Places

Family 'devastated' that school for children with autism not ready for September opening

Aug 26th 2022, 8:13 AM 18,743 Views 12 Comments

Gillian and Darren Milne appeared on RTÉ’s Prime Time to speak about their experience.

# autism - Tuesday 12 July, 2022

TD ‘beyond embarrassed’ by lack of action on services for autistic children
# Autism
# Autism

TD ‘beyond embarrassed’ by lack of action on services for autistic children

Jul 12th 2022, 1:25 PM 18,902 Views 19 Comments

The Oireachtas Committee on Autism met this morning to discuss autism policy.

# autism - Tuesday 28 June, 2022

Government approves legislation to compel schools to provide special education classes more quickly
# Education
# Education

Government approves legislation to compel schools to provide special education classes more quickly

Jun 28th 2022, 4:14 PM 14,344 Views 14 Comments

The legislation was announced this afternoon by Ministers Norma Foley and Josepha Madigan.

# autism - Thursday 2 June, 2022

Colleges to get €3 million euro a year to support students with autism
# Education
# Education

Colleges to get €3 million euro a year to support students with autism

Jun 2nd 2022, 5:45 PM 9,087 Views 4 Comments

Funding will start to be rolled out next year to approved projects.

Autism charity calls for immediate clarity on proposed 'special education centres'
# Special Education Centres
# Special Education Centres

Autism charity calls for immediate clarity on proposed 'special education centres'

Jun 2nd 2022, 3:00 PM 13,655 Views 9 Comments

Speaking this morning, Higher Education Minister Simon Harris said the proposal “won’t fly” with the public.

# autism - Tuesday 31 May, 2022

Government urged to confirm 'special education centres' no longer being considered
# Education
# Education

Government urged to confirm 'special education centres' no longer being considered

Updated May 31st 2022, 3:30 PM 10,897 Views 6 Comments

The proposal was met with backlash from parents and campaigners last week.

# autism - Thursday 26 May, 2022

'Ten steps backwards': Govt proposal to open 'special educational needs centres' met with criticism
# Education
# Education

'Ten steps backwards': Govt proposal to open 'special educational needs centres' met with criticism

May 26th 2022, 3:07 PM 12,708 Views 3 Comments

Five centres are set to open in Dublin in September as an “interim” solution for children without a special class place in school.

# autism - Sunday 28 March, 2021

Allegations of department gathering dossiers on children with autism 'extremely concerning', says Paul Reid
# Autism
# Autism

Allegations of department gathering dossiers on children with autism 'extremely concerning', says Paul Reid

Mar 28th 2021, 5:25 PM 23,926 Views 34 Comments

Patient confidentiality is one of the cornerstones of the health service, said the HSE boss.

# autism - Thursday 27 August, 2020

'Anxiety levels in my house are through the roof': Major challenge ahead for parents of children with ASD
# Schools Reopening
# Schools Reopening

'Anxiety levels in my house are through the roof': Major challenge ahead for parents of children with ASD

Aug 27th 2020, 12:05 AM 21,209 Views 13 Comments

Against the backdrop of Covid-19, parents worry how their children with special needs will cope with school this year.

# autism - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

The long wait for autism assessment: 'From cautiously optimistic to desperately worried'
# Assessing Autism
# Assessing Autism

The long wait for autism assessment: 'From cautiously optimistic to desperately worried'

Aug 25th 2020, 7:30 PM 20,028 Views 17 Comments

‘Starting primary school was always going to be difficult but now I am concerned that it will be deeply traumatic and damaging.’

# autism - Thursday 13 August, 2020

New research highlights long-term impact of Covid-19 restrictions on children with autism
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

New research highlights long-term impact of Covid-19 restrictions on children with autism

Aug 13th 2020, 1:43 PM 23,199 Views 59 Comments

The report highlights a decline in children’s abilities and skills since the introduction of Covid-19 restrictions.

# autism - Thursday 2 April, 2020

'Routine and structure has vanished': Autism community appeals for public support as it copes with Covid-19 crisis
# Asiam
# Asiam

'Routine and structure has vanished': Autism community appeals for public support as it copes with Covid-19 crisis

Apr 2nd 2020, 9:08 AM 18,891 Views 39 Comments

AsIAm CEO Adam Harris said: “More than most, more than ever, we need your support now.”

# autism - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Opinion: 'We battled to have our son's autism diagnosed - how might the delay have affected him?'
# The Long Wait
# The Long Wait

Opinion: 'We battled to have our son's autism diagnosed - how might the delay have affected him?'

Mar 18th 2020, 7:29 PM 25,136 Views 12 Comments

Mother’s six-year struggle of appeals, complaints and a High Court case to get her son the help he needed.

# autism - Friday 21 February, 2020

Three-quarters of children with autism not getting needs met in public system
# Waiting For Therapy
# Waiting For Therapy

Three-quarters of children with autism not getting needs met in public system

Feb 21st 2020, 7:31 PM 19,017 Views 37 Comments

Some families are going into debt because of their child’s condition – one to the tune of €150,000.

# autism - Saturday 1 February, 2020

'I hope the candidates are listening': Anger in Firhouse as parents plead for more autism supports
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'I hope the candidates are listening': Anger in Firhouse as parents plead for more autism supports

Feb 1st 2020, 8:15 AM 17,116 Views 35 Comments

Firhouse Educate Together National School held a public meeting with several politicians in attendance.

# autism - Thursday 30 January, 2020

Fine Gael stands by Catherine Noone and she can do whatever interview she likes, says Donohoe
# Catherine Noone
# Catherine Noone

Fine Gael stands by Catherine Noone and she can do whatever interview she likes, says Donohoe

Updated Jan 30th 2020, 1:01 PM 46,850 Views 100 Comments

Noone said the Taoiseach is a “very good politician”, but said she had no doubt he is “on the spectrum”.

# autism - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Simon Coveney apologises for Noone's comments: 'They were offensive, ignorant and wrong'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Simon Coveney apologises for Noone's comments: 'They were offensive, ignorant and wrong'

Jan 29th 2020, 3:57 PM 23,612 Views 62 Comments

Noone is now writing to autism support organisations.

# autism - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

'Good enough for me': Varadkar says he accepts apology from FG senator who described him as 'autistic'
# Catherine Noone
# Catherine Noone

'Good enough for me': Varadkar says he accepts apology from FG senator who described him as 'autistic'

Jan 28th 2020, 11:56 AM 36,740 Views 100 Comments

Catherine Noone released a statement this morning apologising for the remarks and saying she withdrew them.

# autism - Thursday 9 January, 2020

This wristband subtly alerts teachers when a student with Autism is feeling overwhelmed
# Btyse
# Btyse

This wristband subtly alerts teachers when a student with Autism is feeling overwhelmed

Jan 9th 2020, 11:17 AM 145,608 Views 35 Comments

The project is on display at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition this week.

# autism - Monday 25 November, 2019

Dublin Airport opens sensory room for passengers with special needs
# Travel
# Travel

Dublin Airport opens sensory room for passengers with special needs

Nov 25th 2019, 11:34 AM 20,856 Views 20 Comments

The room includes relaxing music, mood lighting, bean bags and digital display panels.

# autism - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Mother who smothered daughter with pillow found not guilty by reason of insanity
# Courts
# Courts

Mother who smothered daughter with pillow found not guilty by reason of insanity

Oct 23rd 2019, 3:28 PM 18,134 Views 24 Comments

The jury spent 54 minutes deliberating today before delivering a unanimous verdict.

Woman who smothered her daughter was suffering from severe depression with psychotic features, court hears
# Courts
# Courts

Woman who smothered her daughter was suffering from severe depression with psychotic features, court hears

Oct 23rd 2019, 11:48 AM 10,220 Views 0 Comments

The woman had a ‘fixed, false and psychotic view’ of her child’s autistic condition, the trial was told.

# autism - Monday 14 October, 2019

'Until now people have been expecting these kids to adapt - but why should they adapt?'
# Autism
# Autism

'Until now people have been expecting these kids to adapt - but why should they adapt?'

Oct 14th 2019, 6:00 PM 17,152 Views 4 Comments

Just because a child has autism or has neuro-diverse needs, it doesn’t mean they can’t be encouraged to be artistic, as these experts show.

# autism - Monday 7 October, 2019

Changes to summer scheme for children with disabilities to be considered after High Court cases
# July Provision
# July Provision

Changes to summer scheme for children with disabilities to be considered after High Court cases

Oct 7th 2019, 12:05 AM 21,967 Views 17 Comments

The scheme provides funding towards extra schooling in July for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or severe learning disability.

# autism - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Young children with autism left without education due to funding delays
# Home Tuition
# Home Tuition

Young children with autism left without education due to funding delays

Sep 26th 2019, 6:15 AM 7,754 Views 20 Comments

Home tutors have raised concerns that the Department of Education has failed to process tuition grants.

# autism - Friday 13 September, 2019

High Court quashes decision to expel teenage boy with autism from secondary school
# Courts
# Courts

High Court quashes decision to expel teenage boy with autism from secondary school

Sep 13th 2019, 2:44 PM 19,844 Views 0 Comments

The teen was alleged to have engaged in “unpredictable, aggressive and violent behaviour in the school”.

# autism - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Concern hundreds of children with autism could be without school places in September
# Education
# Education

Concern hundreds of children with autism could be without school places in September

Jul 31st 2019, 6:15 AM 12,790 Views 31 Comments

Last month the Department of Education served statutory notices on 18 schools and two patrol bodies in the Dublin 15 area urging them to make additional provision.

# autism - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

High Court grants review of decision not to approve child with Down Syndrome for schooling scheme
# Education
# Education

High Court grants review of decision not to approve child with Down Syndrome for schooling scheme

May 22nd 2019, 10:07 AM 8,701 Views 0 Comments

The July Provision Scheme provides funding for extended schooling for children with ASD and severe/profound learning disability.

# autism - Monday 8 April, 2019

Some autistic children 'unable to attend school' due to lack of supports
# Autism
# Autism

Some autistic children 'unable to attend school' due to lack of supports

Apr 8th 2019, 11:03 AM 12,248 Views 34 Comments

Some 33% of parents said they were waiting one to two years for a place to become available.

# autism - Thursday 7 February, 2019

The importance of #RileysChallenge, and how it almost got taken off Instagram
# Riley's Challenge
From The Daily Edge
# Riley's Challenge

The importance of #RileysChallenge, and how it almost got taken off Instagram

Feb 7th 2019, 3:26 PM 10,048 Views 4 Comments

Now’s your chance to learn Lámh.

# autism - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Opinion: Teaching unions' stance on education plans for students with disabilities sets a worrying precedent
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Teaching unions' stance on education plans for students with disabilities sets a worrying precedent

Jan 9th 2019, 7:00 AM 16,930 Views 32 Comments

I believe that the unions are targeting industrial action at a minority and that this sets a worrying precedent for all minority groups, writes Adam Harris.

# autism - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

This futuristic pod is making college life easier for students with autism
# DCU
# DCU

This futuristic pod is making college life easier for students with autism

Jan 1st 2019, 10:00 PM 19,988 Views 6 Comments

The sensory pod helps students take a break away from the hustle and bustle of college life.

# autism - Monday 24 December, 2018

Too loud, too bright, too fast, too tight: Christmas can be a nightmare of anxiety for children with autism
# Opinion
# Opinion

Too loud, too bright, too fast, too tight: Christmas can be a nightmare of anxiety for children with autism

Dec 24th 2018, 7:00 AM 13,141 Views 20 Comments

The wish for all families is that they have their perfect Christmas but that may mean adjusting expectations to find what works in a family with autism, writes Tara Matthews.

# autism - Friday 7 December, 2018

Anti-vaccination myths can have devastating impacts on uptake rates, Harris warns EU
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Anti-vaccination myths can have devastating impacts on uptake rates, Harris warns EU

Dec 7th 2018, 6:00 AM 7,976 Views 45 Comments

There has been an increase in HPV uptake rates to 65% in 2018.

# autism - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Short home movies of children can be used to diagnose autism, study finds
# Diagnostics
# Diagnostics

Short home movies of children can be used to diagnose autism, study finds

Nov 28th 2018, 6:15 AM 10,560 Views 9 Comments

“Home videos catches the child in his or her natural environment,” researchers said.

# autism - Saturday 3 November, 2018

This Santa's grotto is being adapted for an Autism-friendly experience for children
# Waterford
# Waterford

This Santa's grotto is being adapted for an Autism-friendly experience for children

Nov 3rd 2018, 4:00 PM 15,436 Views 7 Comments

Winterval is hosting an Autism-friendly evening on 13 December at the Old Postal Sorting Centre in Waterford.

# autism - Friday 26 October, 2018

Dublin mother concerned about son's regression as Autism unit closes due to school building defects
# Tyrrelstown
# Tyrrelstown

Dublin mother concerned about son's regression as Autism unit closes due to school building defects

Oct 26th 2018, 6:01 AM 11,002 Views 5 Comments

“This could have a knock-on effect for months. Regression is a real possibility.” Olga Morgan is concerned about her son, Andy.

# autism - Monday 27 August, 2018

School launches High Court challenge over decision requiring it to enrol boy with autism
# Courts
# Courts

School launches High Court challenge over decision requiring it to enrol boy with autism

Aug 27th 2018, 7:22 PM 25,528 Views 0 Comments

The student involved cannot be identified for legal reasons.

'Excitedly I rang the Dept of Education thinking our lack of funding must've been some oversight.'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Excitedly I rang the Dept of Education thinking our lack of funding must've been some oversight.'

Aug 27th 2018, 7:00 AM 33,597 Views 52 Comments

Why doesn’t the government fund special classes for secondary school students with autism, asks Graham Manning.

# autism - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Bus Éireann in €5k payout over subcontractor who wouldn't let boy with autism eat toast in taxi
# Disability
# Disability

Bus Éireann in €5k payout over subcontractor who wouldn't let boy with autism eat toast in taxi

Aug 23rd 2018, 6:10 AM 47,067 Views 115 Comments

The taxi driver changed the routine after he bought a new car.

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