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Clonakilty wants to become Ireland's first autism-friendly town
# First Of Its Kind
# First Of Its Kind

Clonakilty wants to become Ireland's first autism-friendly town

Jul 24th 2018, 6:10 AM 17,729 Views 16 Comments

We’ve heard of autism-friendly shops, but a new initiative goes even further.

'You're an incapable mother. Your child shouldn't be allowed out'
# Autism Awareness Training
# Autism Awareness Training

'You're an incapable mother. Your child shouldn't be allowed out'

Apr 29th 2018, 7:00 AM 21,698 Views 36 Comments

An Autism charity hopes to dispel myths about the disorder by training shops and businesses how to deal with children who have autism.

Paddy McGuinness told parents of children with autism not to give up hopes of having a family holiday
# Paddy Mcguinness
From The Daily Edge
# Paddy Mcguinness

Paddy McGuinness told parents of children with autism not to give up hopes of having a family holiday

Apr 4th 2018, 8:41 AM 6,722 Views 0 Comments

Paddy’s four-year-old twins Penelope and Leo both have autism.

'I’ve been that soldier, where people are tutting and rolling their eyes'
# Life With Autism
# Life With Autism

'I’ve been that soldier, where people are tutting and rolling their eyes'

Mar 31st 2018, 6:30 PM 28,658 Views 15 Comments

Autism-friendly events are helping families have less stressful experiences at shops and cinemas.

Lidl Ireland apologises to mum and son who were told to leave store with autism assistance dog
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Lidl Ireland apologises to mum and son who were told to leave store with autism assistance dog

Mar 23rd 2018, 12:05 AM 115,626 Views 113 Comments

The supermarket chain announced a major autism-awareness initiative earlier this week.

New blood and urine tests can indicate autism in children earlier
# Early Development
# Early Development

New blood and urine tests can indicate autism in children earlier

Feb 19th 2018, 7:26 AM 16,739 Views 16 Comments

The “first of their kind” tests measure damage to proteins that can be an early indicator of autism.

Trolleys like this can help shoppers with autism. They're being introduced by SuperValu
# Visual Guide
# Visual Guide

Trolleys like this can help shoppers with autism. They're being introduced by SuperValu

Dec 3rd 2017, 8:30 PM 25,733 Views 7 Comments

They’re being brought in as part of a wider initiative to support shoppers with autism and their families.

Fees at centre for residents with autism to be probed over concerns about 'unknown criteria'
# Dunfirth Farm
# Dunfirth Farm

Fees at centre for residents with autism to be probed over concerns about 'unknown criteria'

Nov 12th 2017, 6:30 AM 11,030 Views 7 Comments

An inspection report found fees were still being paid into the account of a service provider that had its registration cancelled a year beforehand.

Mother told to call gardaí for her autistic son as HSE services were shut at the weekend
# Mick Wallace
# Mick Wallace

Mother told to call gardaí for her autistic son as HSE services were shut at the weekend

Nov 8th 2017, 2:25 PM 12,051 Views 21 Comments

Mick Wallace read the woman’s plight into the Dáíl record yesterday.

'Physically and psychologically abusive' situation reported at Kilkenny care centre
# Distress
# Distress

'Physically and psychologically abusive' situation reported at Kilkenny care centre

Nov 6th 2017, 5:12 PM 15,170 Views 11 Comments

The centre provides long-term residential care to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

'I consider myself a success, to someone else that might mean working four hours a week'
# Autism
# Autism

'I consider myself a success, to someone else that might mean working four hours a week'

Oct 21st 2017, 6:30 AM 21,456 Views 8 Comments

The second annual National Autism Conference is happening in Dublin today.

RTÉ launches 'groundbreaking' new series whose main character and cast are on the autism spectrum
# Pablo
# Pablo

RTÉ launches 'groundbreaking' new series whose main character and cast are on the autism spectrum

Sep 27th 2017, 9:43 PM 41,289 Views 15 Comments

Pablo is based on the real-life experiences of people with autism who contributed to the development and writing teams.

'He beats his head off walls and draws blood' - Mother's appeal for supports for son who has autism
# Adrienne Murphy
# Adrienne Murphy

'He beats his head off walls and draws blood' - Mother's appeal for supports for son who has autism

Sep 14th 2017, 3:42 PM 17,926 Views 32 Comments

She says that he has been having “psychotic and violent episodes”.

Children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy only at small risk of autism
# Research
# Research

Children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy only at small risk of autism

Jul 20th 2017, 6:05 AM 7,753 Views 23 Comments

Experts say this isn’t a cause for alarm.

New bill to support children with autism after 20,000 people sign petition for it
# Spectrum
# Spectrum

New bill to support children with autism after 20,000 people sign petition for it

Jul 12th 2017, 11:55 AM 12,942 Views 12 Comments

About 600 children are born with autism in Ireland every year.

Investigation underway after teacher was recorded screaming at young pupil with autism
# Belfast
# Belfast

Investigation underway after teacher was recorded screaming at young pupil with autism

Jul 2nd 2017, 8:30 PM 66,303 Views 0 Comments

The boy’s mother said her son started calling himself a bad boy and a loser after the incident.

'He pinned my arms down and he strangled me': Couple with challenged son call for more support
# Disability
# Disability

'He pinned my arms down and he strangled me': Couple with challenged son call for more support

Jun 29th 2017, 9:55 PM 25,592 Views 20 Comments

Edel Dooley and her husband Anton spoke this morning on RTÉ’s Today with Sean O’Rourke about their eight-year-old son Jacob.

Ad which claimed homeopathy treatment helped children with autism overcome symptoms banned
# Homeopathy
# Homeopathy

Ad which claimed homeopathy treatment helped children with autism overcome symptoms banned

Jun 24th 2017, 7:40 AM 19,517 Views 37 Comments

The Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI) made the ruling against Almond Homeopathy this week.

The FAI is making it easier for children with autism to go to football matches
# Less Stress
# Less Stress

The FAI is making it easier for children with autism to go to football matches

Jun 19th 2017, 12:38 PM 12,207 Views 12 Comments

The FAI have created a match day checklist that allows children with autism to enjoy their day out.

Shannon Airport has opened the first airport sensory room in Europe for people with autism
# Travelling
# Travelling

Shannon Airport has opened the first airport sensory room in Europe for people with autism

Apr 2nd 2017, 7:00 AM 9,495 Views 5 Comments

It is tailored to be a “soothing place away from the activity of a busy airport”.

'Some people think that every person with autism is like Rain Man, or a wizard at maths'
# Seeing Yourself On Screen
# Seeing Yourself On Screen

'Some people think that every person with autism is like Rain Man, or a wizard at maths'

Mar 26th 2017, 7:45 AM 15,314 Views 12 Comments

Representations of people with autism can be full of stereotypes.

'The big question was - how do we do this?': Sesame Street welcomes new character who has autism
# Meet Julia
# Meet Julia

'The big question was - how do we do this?': Sesame Street welcomes new character who has autism

Mar 20th 2017, 6:09 PM 16,507 Views 37 Comments

Julia is the name of the new character.

'I want to show that someone who can't speak thinks many thoughts, understands everything'
# Autism And Me
# Autism And Me

'I want to show that someone who can't speak thinks many thoughts, understands everything'

Mar 12th 2017, 7:30 PM 7,613 Views 34 Comments

Fiacre is non-verbal. He wrote this himself by dictating it, pointing to letters on a board.

This little girl from Co Down's amazing cover of Hallelujah is going viral around the world
# Hallelujah
From The Daily Edge
# Hallelujah

This little girl from Co Down's amazing cover of Hallelujah is going viral around the world

Dec 21st 2016, 1:53 PM 18,315 Views 4 Comments

Kaylee Rodgers has autism and ADHD, but her teachers say singing has given her confidence.

This lovely video of a Dublin busker jamming with a girl with autism is going viral on Facebook
# Beat Of My Drum
From The Daily Edge
# Beat Of My Drum

This lovely video of a Dublin busker jamming with a girl with autism is going viral on Facebook

Nov 27th 2016, 11:46 AM 11,314 Views 2 Comments

“It meant so much to me that for once I didn’t need to say ‘Oh I’m sorry, she has autism,’” her mam told DailyEdge.ie.

Assistance dogs for children with autism available again after three-year wait
# Irish Guide Dogs
# Irish Guide Dogs

Assistance dogs for children with autism available again after three-year wait

Oct 31st 2016, 8:00 AM 13,067 Views 17 Comments

The last time the Irish Guide Dogs charity accepted applications was 2013.

Health costs associated with pesticides 10 times higher in EU than in US
# Endocrine System
# Endocrine System

Health costs associated with pesticides 10 times higher in EU than in US

Oct 22nd 2016, 7:15 AM 15,117 Views 24 Comments

Food container chemicals are causing ADHD, autism and loss of IQ, according to medical research.

This dad found a heartbreaking detail in his son with autism's homework
# No One
From The Daily Edge
# No One

This dad found a heartbreaking detail in his son with autism's homework

Sep 24th 2016, 2:53 PM 13,209 Views 3 Comments

“Never have five letters cut me so deep.”

Scientists identify drug that could increase social interaction of people with autism
# Research
# Research

Scientists identify drug that could increase social interaction of people with autism

Sep 18th 2016, 9:15 AM 16,739 Views 38 Comments

A study of mice suggests so.

Environmentalists delighted after autism society cancels 'lethal' balloon release
# Sea Turtles
# Sea Turtles

Environmentalists delighted after autism society cancels 'lethal' balloon release

Sep 6th 2016, 3:46 PM 16,844 Views 32 Comments

The Friends of the Irish Environment has called on the Government to classify balloons as litter.

Keith Duffy says he felt sick to his stomach after reading Irish Autism Action comments
# Insult
# Insult

Keith Duffy says he felt sick to his stomach after reading Irish Autism Action comments

Aug 16th 2016, 3:06 PM 48,719 Views 67 Comments

The Boyzlife singer says he worked tirelessly for the charity and never asked for, or received, any payment.

Teachers in charge of Ireland's special needs classes not always qualified
# Ill-equipped
# Ill-equipped

Teachers in charge of Ireland's special needs classes not always qualified

Aug 9th 2016, 10:00 AM 18,666 Views 43 Comments

They often feel ill-equipped to meet the needs of their students, a new ESRI report has found.

Rate of autism among Irish school students much higher than previously estimated
# 1 In 65
# 1 In 65

Rate of autism among Irish school students much higher than previously estimated

Jul 16th 2016, 8:30 AM 39,768 Views 160 Comments

14,000 students in Ireland have an autism diagnosis – that’s one in every 65.

HSE steps in after serious safety concerns for more than 40 people with autism
# HIQA
# HIQA

HSE steps in after serious safety concerns for more than 40 people with autism

Jul 11th 2016, 7:52 PM 20,097 Views 21 Comments

It follows Hiqa inspections at centres in Meath, Wexford and Kildare.

Loads of people are sending cards to this autistic teen who celebrated her birthday alone
# Cards For Hallee
From The Daily Edge
# Cards For Hallee

Loads of people are sending cards to this autistic teen who celebrated her birthday alone

Jun 11th 2016, 10:22 AM 6,839 Views 4 Comments

Hallee Sorenson spent her 18th birthday alone when none of her friends showed up.

How a dip in a pool can help open up a new world for children with autism
# Water Therapy
# Water Therapy

How a dip in a pool can help open up a new world for children with autism

Jun 6th 2016, 7:30 PM 18,811 Views 5 Comments

Research shows that water therapy for children with autism can relax them, satisfying sensory needs, and making them more open to communicating with others and learning.

"I cried": Cork mother on hearing her triplets had been diagnosed with autism
# Difficult Process
# Difficult Process

"I cried": Cork mother on hearing her triplets had been diagnosed with autism

Apr 27th 2016, 7:19 PM 27,289 Views 34 Comments

“It’s a grieving process and that’s what I stress to other parents,” Avlyn McKeown said.

Concerns over Dublin visit of religious group claiming it set a child with autism 'free from demons'
# The Last Reformation
# The Last Reformation

Concerns over Dublin visit of religious group claiming it set a child with autism 'free from demons'

Apr 27th 2016, 6:05 AM 42,638 Views 169 Comments

Autism advocacy groups have protested against the event.

This Irish boy gave an amazing Snapchat interview on what it's like to have autism
# Autism Awareness Month
From The Daily Edge
# Autism Awareness Month

This Irish boy gave an amazing Snapchat interview on what it's like to have autism

Apr 17th 2016, 6:02 PM 10,122 Views 3 Comments

Sean’s heartfelt chat with uncle James Kavanagh is now going viral on Facebook.

"Like being in a train station in downtown Beijing" - what it's like to live life with autism
# As I Am
# As I Am

"Like being in a train station in downtown Beijing" - what it's like to live life with autism

Apr 15th 2016, 6:03 AM 16,684 Views 8 Comments

21-year-old Adam Harris was diagnosed with autism when he was just five. He says it’s time Ireland learned to understand and engage with the condition.