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Here are ten things you can do for people with autism that won't cost you a penny
# Opinion
# Opinion

Here are ten things you can do for people with autism that won't cost you a penny

Apr 3rd 2016, 2:15 PM 6,134 Views 47 Comments

“Having autism defines no one.”

Here's why smiling really is contagious
# Cheese
# Cheese

Here's why smiling really is contagious

Feb 13th 2016, 8:45 AM 14,722 Views 5 Comments

Say cheese!

Election candidate told she is a "suicide waiting to happen" after releasing anti-Pegida video
# Vile
# Vile

Election candidate told she is a "suicide waiting to happen" after releasing anti-Pegida video

Feb 10th 2016, 3:31 PM 34,870 Views 173 Comments

“The fact that they are also targeting my children is disgusting.”

Scientists have created monkeys who have autism
# Brainwave
# Brainwave

Scientists have created monkeys who have autism

Jan 26th 2016, 11:40 AM 14,933 Views 107 Comments

It could mean better research and a possible cure.

Dublin is to get Europe's first autism-friendly campus
# DCU
# DCU

Dublin is to get Europe's first autism-friendly campus

Jan 20th 2016, 12:59 PM 18,099 Views 16 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

French woman who came to Ireland 'to protect' autistic son granted bail

Dec 23rd 2015, 1:08 PM 13,568 Views 0 Comments

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
# Act Of Kindness
From The Daily Edge
# Act Of Kindness

This Santa went above and beyond to hear a Christmas wish from a little boy with autism

Dec 2nd 2015, 7:43 AM 7,095 Views 3 Comments

Santa is the best.

Rosanna Davison is upset over 'very aggressive' criticism
# Gluten-free
# Gluten-free

Rosanna Davison is upset over 'very aggressive' criticism

Aug 27th 2015, 5:44 PM 60,048 Views 141 Comments

The model has faced a backlash about her views on diet.

Paul Scholes and Tommy Walsh backing former Limerick hurler's Autism charity drive
# Penaltyforautism
From The42
# Penaltyforautism

Paul Scholes and Tommy Walsh backing former Limerick hurler's Autism charity drive

Jul 3rd 2015, 11:22 AM 8,073 Views 2 Comments

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
# Controversy
# Controversy

Cancelled: Man who claims to have cured cancer will not be speaking in Ireland

Jun 16th 2015, 9:30 PM 26,646 Views 81 Comments

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
# Luke Shambrook
# Luke Shambrook

'A miracle': Boy with autism survives 4-day ordeal lost in Australian bushland

Apr 7th 2015, 9:17 AM 10,417 Views 15 Comments

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?'
# Carrigaline
# Carrigaline

Father of boy who was force-fed twigs asks attackers: 'What's the matter with you?'

Apr 3rd 2015, 9:00 AM 38,826 Views 88 Comments

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'
# Autism
# Autism

'Since Zeta joined our family, we have led a normal life'

Apr 2nd 2015, 5:15 PM 22,233 Views 13 Comments

More than 100 children are currently waiting for an assistance dog.

Is this awkward and elaborate kiss the new Ice Bucket Challenge?
# TwizzlerChallenge
From The Daily Edge
# TwizzlerChallenge

Is this awkward and elaborate kiss the new Ice Bucket Challenge?

Mar 18th 2015, 1:45 PM 4,741 Views 2 Comments

Prepare yourselves.

James Reilly broke down speaking about his son with autism this afternoon
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

James Reilly broke down speaking about his son with autism this afternoon

Mar 12th 2015, 6:28 PM 45,634 Views 167 Comments

‘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
# Duvet Day
# Duvet Day

Lots of Irish people wore their pyjamas to work today - here's the heart-warming reason why

Mar 6th 2015, 8:30 PM 19,142 Views 21 Comments

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
# Feel Good Factor
# Feel Good Factor

No one showed up to this little boy's birthday party, but his local community had his back

Feb 23rd 2015, 8:02 PM 53,013 Views 76 Comments

His mother invited 16 of his classmates, but no one turned up.

Autistic boy reunited with stolen dog after mother's viral campaign
# Together Again
# Together Again

Autistic boy reunited with stolen dog after mother's viral campaign

Feb 2nd 2015, 6:23 PM 21,657 Views 24 Comments

The dog was, ironically, found near the head office of a dog food company.

Restaurant apologises for calling child's assistance dog 'smelly'
# Autism
# Autism

Restaurant apologises for calling child's assistance dog 'smelly'

Dec 29th 2014, 5:00 PM 34,105 Views 66 Comments

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'
# Study
# Study

'Children born by C-section have 23% increased risk of developing autism'

Oct 27th 2014, 1:36 PM 18,534 Views 77 Comments

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
# Good Guy Cops
From The Daily Edge
# Good Guy Cops

Someone stole an autistic man's birthday money... so police raised €1,000 as a surprise present

Sep 16th 2014, 6:00 PM 17,059 Views 13 Comments

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
# Back Home
# Back Home

Remember Toby, the autism companion dog? He's been found and is back with his owner

Sep 3rd 2014, 10:05 PM 14,176 Views 28 Comments

A happy ending in Castleconnell.

Have you seen autism companion dog Toby? There are fears he may have been stolen
# Limerick
# Limerick

Have you seen autism companion dog Toby? There are fears he may have been stolen

Sep 3rd 2014, 3:13 PM 10,141 Views 23 Comments

The Bernese Mountain Dog-Beagle cross has been missing since Sunday night.

Column: Let’s make this school year better for people with autism
# Schooling
# Schooling

Column: Let’s make this school year better for people with autism

Aug 22nd 2014, 1:00 PM 334 Views 30 Comments

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'
# The Cause
# The Cause

'Children with autism and their families run a marathon every day'

Jul 19th 2014, 10:00 AM 11,880 Views 24 Comments

Denzil Jacobs is doing something mental this summer…

Adults with Asperger Syndrome at higher risk of having suicidal thoughts
# Autism
# Autism

Adults with Asperger Syndrome at higher risk of having suicidal thoughts

Jun 25th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,875 Views 10 Comments

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
# Chemicals
# Chemicals

US study finds link between pesticides and autism

Jun 23rd 2014, 7:02 PM 11,882 Views 37 Comments

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
# Canine Companions
# Canine Companions

Here's how these furry friends are changing the lives of autistic children in Ireland

Jun 8th 2014, 6:30 PM 21,908 Views 13 Comments

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
# Equality
# Equality

Opinion: Children with special needs are being failed – this is not inclusive education

May 16th 2014, 1:08 PM 6,671 Views 39 Comments

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'
# Support
# Support

€9 million research programme in Autism described as 'groundbreaking'

May 15th 2014, 1:00 PM 11,149 Views 19 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

Autism and schizophrenia may be caused by the same mutations

Apr 29th 2014, 9:01 AM 9,081 Views 35 Comments

That’s the finding of a research group at Trinity College.

Autism assistance dogs transform children's lives...but they are expensive to keep
# Helping Paw
# Helping Paw

Autism assistance dogs transform children's lives...but they are expensive to keep

Apr 27th 2014, 8:15 AM 15,198 Views 20 Comments

Guide Dog owners have an allowance from Revenue, and now there are calls for that to be extended to Autism assistance dogs also.

What is it like to have a child with autism?
# Autism
# Autism

What is it like to have a child with autism?

Apr 20th 2014, 8:30 PM 30,809 Views 133 Comments

One in 100 children have some form of autism, but what is it like for their parents?

Column: Autism certainly makes life harder – but diversity also makes societies flourish
# Autism
# Autism

Column: Autism certainly makes life harder – but diversity also makes societies flourish

Apr 2nd 2014, 7:30 PM 221 Views 42 Comments

This year, why not make a point of learning about autism? Look at people’s abilities instead of their disabilities, writes Adam Harris.

Autism begins during pregnancy, says new US study
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

Autism begins during pregnancy, says new US study

Mar 27th 2014, 6:54 PM 25,468 Views 20 Comments

Researchers in California say they have “clear and direct evidence” that autism begins during early brain development.

Go blue: Lighting up for World Autism Awareness Day
# Code Blue
# Code Blue

Go blue: Lighting up for World Autism Awareness Day

Mar 23rd 2014, 8:45 AM 9,230 Views 22 Comments

With World Autism Day approaching, we ask how Ireland does in treating the condition.

Column: Autism – moving beyond labels and limits
# Development
# Development

Column: Autism – moving beyond labels and limits

Mar 17th 2014, 8:00 AM 880 Views 92 Comments

It is vitally important that we look beyond the labels and limits we place on children with developmental challenges, writes Karen O’Connor.

Column: Misuse of isolation rooms shows how badly we're failing autistic children
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Misuse of isolation rooms shows how badly we're failing autistic children

Jan 16th 2014, 7:30 PM 1,837 Views 45 Comments

With class sizes increasing and support services reduced, autistic children are not getting the education or the care they’re entitled to, writes Niamh Deane.

Use of isolation rooms in schools to come under government scrutiny
# ASD Units
# ASD Units

Use of isolation rooms in schools to come under government scrutiny

Jan 14th 2014, 10:51 PM 18,401 Views 65 Comments

In response to queries from this website, the Department of Education has confirmed they have requested that policy advice be developed.

Revealed: Autistic children locked in unsupervised ‘isolation rooms’ for hours
# Withdrawal Room
# Withdrawal Room

Revealed: Autistic children locked in unsupervised ‘isolation rooms’ for hours

Jan 13th 2014, 10:54 PM 68,783 Views 305 Comments

One child was locked into a small, converted bathroom, for 90 minutes for falling behind on work.