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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Autism

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Rate of autism among Irish school students much higher than previously estimated
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
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
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
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
“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'
Autism advocacy groups have protested against the event.
This Irish boy gave an amazing Snapchat interview on what it's like to have autism
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
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.
Here are ten things you can do for people with autism that won't cost you a penny
“Having autism defines no one.”
Here's why smiling really is contagious
Say cheese!
Election candidate told she is a "suicide waiting to happen" after releasing anti-Pegida video
“The fact that they are also targeting my children is disgusting.”
Scientists have created monkeys who have autism
It could mean better research and a possible cure.
Dublin is to get Europe's first autism-friendly campus
Unemployment among those on the autism spectrum is around 80%, despite many having third-level degrees.
French woman who came to Ireland 'to protect' autistic son granted bail
The court heard that the woman’s husband had travelled to France to access bail money and was arrested in connection with the case.
This Santa went above and beyond to hear a Christmas wish from a little boy with autism
Santa is the best.
Rosanna Davison is upset over 'very aggressive' criticism
The model has faced a backlash about her views on diet.
Paul Scholes and Tommy Walsh backing former Limerick hurler's Autism charity drive
Tadhg Hayes from Doon has come up with this brilliant fundraising idea.
Cancelled: Man who claims to have cured cancer will not be speaking in Ireland
Brian Clement has said his spa’s raw food diet has cured “every known disease”.
'A miracle': Boy with autism survives 4-day ordeal lost in Australian bushland
The 11 year old was found alive and well today.
Father of boy who was force-fed twigs asks attackers: 'What's the matter with you?'
The man said he was shocked to hear about the assault on his autistic son.
'Since Zeta joined our family, we have led a normal life'
More than 100 children are currently waiting for an assistance dog.
Is this awkward and elaborate kiss the new Ice Bucket Challenge?
Prepare yourselves.
James Reilly broke down speaking about his son with autism this afternoon
‘As a parent of a child with a disability, I never thought I’d end up taking cards off children with a disability’.
Lots of Irish people wore their pyjamas to work today - here's the heart-warming reason why
Here’s a hint: it wasn’t just for comfort reasons.
No one showed up to this little boy's birthday party, but his local community had his back
His mother invited 16 of his classmates, but no one turned up.
Autistic boy reunited with stolen dog after mother's viral campaign
The dog was, ironically, found near the head office of a dog food company.
Restaurant apologises for calling child's assistance dog 'smelly'
The family said they were asked to leave, but the restaurant denies this.
'Children born by C-section have 23% increased risk of developing autism'
However, the authors of the study have said that more research is needed.
Someone stole an autistic man's birthday money... so police raised €1,000 as a surprise present
They’ve also arrested a suspect after thousands of people viewed the crime on YouTube.
Remember Toby, the autism companion dog? He's been found and is back with his owner
A happy ending in Castleconnell.
Have you seen autism companion dog Toby? There are fears he may have been stolen
The Bernese Mountain Dog-Beagle cross has been missing since Sunday night.
Column: Let’s make this school year better for people with autism
What can be done to support people with autism in mainstream education? Three words: awareness, dialogue and openness.
'Children with autism and their families run a marathon every day'
Denzil Jacobs is doing something mental this summer…
Adults with Asperger Syndrome at higher risk of having suicidal thoughts
Researchers said that the findings should be a wake-up call that there is an urgent need for high quality services.
US study finds link between pesticides and autism
The study found pregnant women who lived near farms where pesticides are applied had two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism.
Here's how these furry friends are changing the lives of autistic children in Ireland
These dogs are best friends for their companions and boost their self-confidence as well as giving them a bit of independence.
Opinion: Children with special needs are being failed – this is not inclusive education
We are a society, not a collection of economic units where some of our children can be victimised in the name of “value for money”.
€9 million research programme in Autism described as 'groundbreaking'
The research programme, which is the first of its kind, was launched in Dublin today.
Autism and schizophrenia may be caused by the same mutations
That’s the finding of a research group at Trinity College.
Autism assistance dogs transform children's lives...but they are expensive to keep
Guide Dog owners have an allowance from Revenue, and now there are calls for that to be extended to Autism assistance dogs also.