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Lack of isolation room regulation puts children with autism at risk of 'serious abuse'
# Withdrawal Room
# Withdrawal Room

Lack of isolation room regulation puts children with autism at risk of 'serious abuse'

Jan 13th 2014, 6:00 PM 8,704 Views 23 Comments

A number of organisations have expressed concern over this morning’s revelations that withdrawal rooms are being used inappropriately, and has prompted calls for a government investigation.

Parents 'gobsmacked' after autistic son pricked by syringe on train
# Drugs
# Drugs

Parents 'gobsmacked' after autistic son pricked by syringe on train

Dec 22nd 2013, 7:45 AM 55,249 Views 126 Comments

The seven-year-old is now getting a course of shots against hepatitis B and C.

Gene discovery linked to why we stop feeling the clothes we wear once we’re dressed
# Memory
# Memory

Gene discovery linked to why we stop feeling the clothes we wear once we’re dressed

Dec 20th 2013, 6:45 AM 11,979 Views 35 Comments

Trinity College scientists work with fruit flies to make discovery about ‘habituation’ that could help with some neurological diseases.

Ryanair donates to autism charity after boarding pass controversy
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair donates to autism charity after boarding pass controversy

Sep 24th 2013, 9:38 AM 19,475 Views 126 Comments

A spokesperson said the airline would not disclose the amount of the donation but said the airline regretted the two volunteers were charged for having their boarding passes printed.

Irish firm gives autistic children the gift of language using Disney and Pixar films
# Autism
# Autism

Irish firm gives autistic children the gift of language using Disney and Pixar films

Jul 28th 2013, 8:15 AM 7,963 Views 17 Comments

The firm, run by Irish engineer Enda Dodd, is developing technology that links language to concepts played out by familiar characters in films like Toy Story.

Reillyland declared not in recession: The week's news skewed
# Not The News
From The Daily Edge
# Not The News

Reillyland declared not in recession: The week's news skewed

Jun 29th 2013, 10:00 AM 7,139 Views 5 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Irish getting better at racism, taking bankers to a long lunch, loving Anglo.

Reilly criticised and questioned over allocation of autism funding
# Autism
# Autism

Reilly criticised and questioned over allocation of autism funding

Jun 25th 2013, 9:34 PM 4,578 Views 13 Comments

Minister Reilly said that it was important for deputies to recognise the scale of the work that will be enabled by the investment in Beechpark Services.

HSE defends €300,000 autism spend in Reilly's political area
# Cronyism
# Cronyism

HSE defends €300,000 autism spend in Reilly's political area

Jun 25th 2013, 11:56 AM 5,290 Views 23 Comments

Róisín Shortall has called for an end to ‘potential cronyism and secret decision-making around public spending’.

Women in areas of high air pollution more likely to have autistic babies
# Autism
# Autism

Women in areas of high air pollution more likely to have autistic babies

Jun 18th 2013, 6:15 PM 5,884 Views 10 Comments

Researchers said the findings suggest that metals and other pollutants should be regularly measured in the blood of pregnant women.

Cutbacks 'causing stress' among parents of children with autism
# Autism
# Autism

Cutbacks 'causing stress' among parents of children with autism

Jun 5th 2013, 7:15 AM 4,574 Views 9 Comments

New research shows that the levels of stress are higher when families have less access to autism services.

Good news as autism help dog found alive and well
# Clare
# Clare

Good news as autism help dog found alive and well

Jun 1st 2013, 1:38 PM 12,578 Views 7 Comments

Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland has issued a massive ‘Thank You’ to those who searched overnight for Darcy, the black Labrador.

Poll: Should vaccinations be compulsory for children?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should vaccinations be compulsory for children?

May 17th 2013, 10:26 AM 19,928 Views 533 Comments

A court has ruled that a 5-year-old boy must get his booster shots, but should vaccinations for children be compulsory across the board?

Column: To understand autism, try to climb into the shoes of someone with the condition
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: To understand autism, try to climb into the shoes of someone with the condition

Apr 2nd 2013, 4:00 PM 204 Views 22 Comments

Stigma surrounding Autistic Spectrum conditions grows because the issue is not talked about enough in society. Tackling misunderstandings requires people to talk openly and honestly, writes Adam Harris.

Column: People with autism may be living with challenges but they are enriching our world
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: People with autism may be living with challenges but they are enriching our world

Apr 2nd 2013, 1:00 PM 254 Views 14 Comments

On World Autism Awareness Day, please consider ‘the 3 As’: Awareness, Acceptance and making Allowances, writes Lisa Domican.

Department of Health 'doesn't have the money' to turn blue for Autism day
# Autism Awareness
# Autism Awareness

Department of Health 'doesn't have the money' to turn blue for Autism day

Apr 1st 2013, 10:30 AM 13,135 Views 59 Comments

James Reilly says it would be too expensive to light his Department’s HQ blue tomorrow to mark Autism Awareness Day.

Blarney Castle goes blue for World Autism Day
# Light It Up Blue
# Light It Up Blue

Blarney Castle goes blue for World Autism Day

Mar 30th 2013, 2:09 PM 6,116 Views 31 Comments

The iconic building will remain blue for a week.

Weird Wide Web: Stolen bikes, helpful robots and a floating head
# Week In Web
# Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Stolen bikes, helpful robots and a floating head

Mar 24th 2013, 11:30 AM 6,265 Views 6 Comments

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

Column: Autism – the ‘hidden condition’ – has been ignored for too long
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Autism – the ‘hidden condition’ – has been ignored for too long

Mar 14th 2013, 7:00 PM 412 Views 29 Comments

Autism services have been historically underfunded, but with the new Autism Bill steps are finally being taken to acknowledge the rights of autistic citizens and those of their families, writes Michael McCarthy TD.

Proposed Bill provides for first national strategy on autism
# ASD
# ASD

Proposed Bill provides for first national strategy on autism

Mar 8th 2013, 9:32 AM 5,061 Views 14 Comments

The Dáil will debate the proposed legislation today.

Dentist who "raised the bar" caring for autistic patient wins top award
# Dentist
# Dentist

Dentist who "raised the bar" caring for autistic patient wins top award

Jan 29th 2013, 7:30 PM 14,760 Views 22 Comments

Dr Gillian Smith painstakingly treated Neal Dhondt for four months, which meant he did not have to have surgery.

Column: Social media has an ‘off’ switch, and I know when to use it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Social media has an ‘off’ switch, and I know when to use it

Jan 7th 2013, 7:30 PM 48 Views 12 Comments

Twitter and Facebook can be a vital social outlet, or they can turn nasty. But most of us have a choice, writes Lisa Domican.

Column: Why am I made to feel like a scrounger?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why am I made to feel like a scrounger?

Dec 14th 2012, 7:00 AM 219 Views 60 Comments

Lisa Domican is an award-winning entrepreneur, and also a carer to two autistic teenagers. It’s clear which the Government values more, she writes.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Nov 11th 2012, 10:30 AM 9,016 Views 0 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

How did Katy Perry make Jon Stewart cry?
# Work Can Wait
From The Daily Edge
# Work Can Wait

How did Katy Perry make Jon Stewart cry?

Oct 22nd 2012, 11:40 AM 3,720 Views 0 Comments

It was a particularly special duet of her song Firework…

Children of older fathers have increased chances of autism, schizophrenia
# Age Matters
# Age Matters

Children of older fathers have increased chances of autism, schizophrenia

Aug 23rd 2012, 3:41 PM 5,997 Views 7 Comments

A study shows a 70-year-old man will pass on eight times as many genetic mutations to his child than a 20-year-old.

91 new classes for children with special needs announced
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

91 new classes for children with special needs announced

Aug 22nd 2012, 7:45 PM 7,689 Views 50 Comments

Dozens of additional special needs classes will be provided across the country for September.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Jul 15th 2012, 11:00 AM 69 Views 1 Comment

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

Autistic man survives 3-week ordeal in Utah desert
# Incredible
# Incredible

Autistic man survives 3-week ordeal in Utah desert

Jul 13th 2012, 10:01 AM 11,856 Views 25 Comments

A local deputy who had recently completed training in search and rescue operations for people with autism helped to locate the man in the sprawling desert – using a very interesting tip.

50 Cent Dundrum visit cancelled after autism remarks
# 50 Cent
From The Daily Edge
# 50 Cent

50 Cent Dundrum visit cancelled after autism remarks

Jul 10th 2012, 12:24 PM 21,073 Views 46 Comments

The rapper was due to launch his headphones range at Carphone Warehouse tomorrow – but complaints about remarks he made on Twitter led to its cancellation.

Autism-friendly movie screenings popular with Irish audiences
# Cinema
# Cinema

Autism-friendly movie screenings popular with Irish audiences

Jul 6th 2012, 6:40 AM 7,911 Views 12 Comments

Hundreds of people have attended the special showings over the past 11 months.

Unborn babies could be tested for 3500 genetic conditions
# Genetics
# Genetics

Unborn babies could be tested for 3500 genetic conditions

Jun 7th 2012, 6:42 PM 4,567 Views 19 Comments

Blood and saliva samples from parents could predict thousands of genetic conditions in unborn babies.

Taoiseach warns: Foreign investment will be hit if we vote No
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach warns: Foreign investment will be hit if we vote No

Apr 24th 2012, 4:23 PM 3,437 Views 164 Comments

Enda Kenny says investment from the likes of Eli Lilly, eBay and Google will lose confidence if Ireland rejects the Fiscal Compact.

Autism Awareness Day celebrated around Ireland
# Autism Awareness
# Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness Day celebrated around Ireland

Apr 2nd 2012, 7:03 PM 3,392 Views 5 Comments

Autism Awareness Day was celebrated around the country today, with one Irish artist with autism getting to meet the President of Ireland to mark his work being used on a UN stamp.

"Autism is a theory" - Tony Humphreys defends controversial article
# Autism Row
# Autism Row

"Autism is a theory" - Tony Humphreys defends controversial article

Feb 24th 2012, 12:56 PM 14,919 Views 89 Comments

The psychologist said that he had never blamed parents for causing autism and he had been “saddened” by the response to his article.

Insulting and outrageous: James Reilly slams Tony Humphreys autism comments
# Autism
# Autism

Insulting and outrageous: James Reilly slams Tony Humphreys autism comments

Feb 14th 2012, 8:43 AM 7,322 Views 51 Comments

The Minister for Health has a 25-year-old autistic son Jamie.

Tony Humphreys stands by controversial autism comments
# Tony Humphreys
# Tony Humphreys

Tony Humphreys stands by controversial autism comments

Feb 11th 2012, 12:35 PM 8,170 Views 48 Comments

Speaking on national radio this morning, the clinical psychologist said that children can shut down and stop communicating if parents don’t respond to their efforts at expression.

Column: Does Tony Humphreys believe I don't love my children enough?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Does Tony Humphreys believe I don't love my children enough?

Feb 10th 2012, 8:30 PM 486 Views 30 Comments

The psychologist suggested autism could be linked to a lack of parental love. Here the mother of a boy with Asperger’s syndrome describes her experiences.