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# Autism

Last month
June 2024
Children deemed 'too autistic' for mental health service and 'too anxious' for disability team
Some children are not seen by CAMHS until they self-harm or attempt suicide, parents have warned.
This year
'Ming' Flanagan on independents' popularity, his autism diagnosis and voters' move to the right
After nearly a decade in Brussels, Flanagan tells The Journal he can now see the merits of the European Parliament.
Children given 'inadequate or inappropriate' support by CAMHS 'because they were autistic'
Senator tells TD: "You did not see children with difference in school because they were not allowed to attend"
Late autism diagnosis: 'Now I know, I don't care what anyone thinks of me'
Clare McAfee
Understanding neurodiversity: There's no correct way for the brain to work, we're all different
Nessa Hill
Last year
National charity offers advice on how to best accommodate autistic children during Christmas
Minister for Disabilities launches public transport initiative for people with autism
Government could reimburse parents who go private to assess children’s needs, Dáil told
Call for families to take part in first national study on autistic children's school experiences
'It’s been a bit of a journey' - James McClean diagnosed with autism
'It’s been a bit of a journey' - James McClean diagnosed with autism
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why is it so tough to access autism services?
‘Shouting into a black hole’: Chronic delays to autism services failing children
Calls for redress scheme for children affected by drug that caused birth defects
All time
Family 'devastated' that school for children with autism not ready for September opening
TD ‘beyond embarrassed’ by lack of action on services for autistic children
Government approves legislation to compel schools to provide special education classes more quickly
Colleges to get €3 million euro a year to support students with autism
Autism charity calls for immediate clarity on proposed 'special education centres'
Government urged to confirm 'special education centres' no longer being considered
'Ten steps backwards': Govt proposal to open 'special educational needs centres' met with criticism
Allegations of department gathering dossiers on children with autism 'extremely concerning', says Paul Reid
'Anxiety levels in my house are through the roof': Major challenge ahead for parents of children with ASD
The long wait for autism assessment: 'From cautiously optimistic to desperately worried'
New research highlights long-term impact of Covid-19 restrictions on children with autism
'Routine and structure has vanished': Autism community appeals for public support as it copes with Covid-19 crisis
Opinion: 'We battled to have our son's autism diagnosed - how might the delay have affected him?'
Three-quarters of children with autism not getting needs met in public system
'I hope the candidates are listening': Anger in Firhouse as parents plead for more autism supports
Fine Gael stands by Catherine Noone and she can do whatever interview she likes, says Donohoe
Simon Coveney apologises for Noone's comments: 'They were offensive, ignorant and wrong'
'Good enough for me': Varadkar says he accepts apology from FG senator who described him as 'autistic'
This wristband subtly alerts teachers when a student with Autism is feeling overwhelmed
Dublin Airport opens sensory room for passengers with special needs
Mother who smothered daughter with pillow found not guilty by reason of insanity
Woman who smothered her daughter was suffering from severe depression with psychotic features, court hears
'Until now people have been expecting these kids to adapt - but why should they adapt?'
Changes to summer scheme for children with disabilities to be considered after High Court cases
Young children with autism left without education due to funding delays