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#Autism

# autism - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

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 5,264 Views 23 Comments

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

# autism - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

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 5,842 Views 10 Comments

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

# autism - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

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 4,548 Views 9 Comments

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

# autism - Saturday 1 June, 2013

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 12,557 Views 7 Comments

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

# autism - Friday 17 May, 2013

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

Poll: Should vaccinations be compulsory for children?

May 17th 2013, 10:26 AM 19,829 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?

# autism - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

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 162 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 224 Views 14 Comments

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

# autism - Monday 1 April, 2013

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 13,118 Views 59 Comments

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

# autism - Saturday 30 March, 2013

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 6,090 Views 31 Comments

The iconic building will remain blue for a week.

# autism - Sunday 24 March, 2013

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 6,250 Views 6 Comments

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

# autism - Thursday 14 March, 2013

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 379 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.

# autism - Friday 8 March, 2013

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 5,002 Views 14 Comments

The Dáil will debate the proposed legislation today.

# autism - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

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 14,596 Views 22 Comments

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

# autism - Monday 7 January, 2013

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 17 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.

# autism - Friday 14 December, 2012

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 117 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.

# autism - Sunday 11 November, 2012

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

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Nov 11th 2012, 10:30 AM 8,999 Views 0 Comments

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

# autism - Monday 22 October, 2012

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 3,681 Views 0 Comments

It was a particularly special duet of her song Firework…

# autism - Thursday 23 August, 2012

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 5,927 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.

# autism - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

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 7,652 Views 50 Comments

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

# autism - Sunday 15 July, 2012

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

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Jul 15th 2012, 11:00 AM 50 Views 1 Comment

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

# autism - Friday 13 July, 2012

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 11,313 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.

# autism - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

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 21,027 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 - Friday 6 July, 2012

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

Autism-friendly movie screenings popular with Irish audiences

Jul 6th 2012, 6:40 AM 7,855 Views 12 Comments

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

# autism - Thursday 7 June, 2012

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 4,549 Views 19 Comments

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

# autism - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

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 3,422 Views 165 Comments

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

# autism - Monday 2 April, 2012

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

Autism Awareness Day celebrated around Ireland

Apr 2nd 2012, 7:03 PM 3,361 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 - Friday 24 February, 2012

The 5 at 5: Friday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

Feb 24th 2012, 4:46 PM 4,954 Views 3 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

"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 14,046 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.

# autism - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

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 7,210 Views 51 Comments

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

# autism - Saturday 11 February, 2012

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

Tony Humphreys stands by controversial autism comments

Feb 11th 2012, 12:35 PM 8,002 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.

# autism - Friday 10 February, 2012

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 362 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.

# autism - Thursday 9 February, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Feb 9th 2012, 4:56 PM 3,931 Views 5 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Controversial autism article should be retracted - PSI
# Tony Humphreys
# Tony Humphreys

Controversial autism article should be retracted - PSI

Feb 9th 2012, 4:35 PM 15,088 Views 99 Comments

The head of the professional body for psychology said that the Examiner article by Tony Humphreys was “unhelpful and likely to cause upset”.

# autism - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Irish artist's painting to appear on UN stamp for autism awareness
# Autism
# Autism

Irish artist's painting to appear on UN stamp for autism awareness

Jan 31st 2012, 1:50 PM 3,128 Views 1 Comment

Autistic painter Colm Isherwood’s piece is one of just eight chosen for the World Autism Day collection.

# autism - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

Mother opts for home schooling after son 'put in bag'
# Kentucky
# Kentucky

Mother opts for home schooling after son 'put in bag'

Jan 3rd 2012, 6:22 PM 8,473 Views 28 Comments

The Kentucky mother has pulled her 9-year-old son out of school after he was apparently stuffed in a duffel bag for misbehaving in class.

# autism - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

'Sensitive' Santas granting children with autism a Christmas wish
# Christmas
# Christmas

'Sensitive' Santas granting children with autism a Christmas wish

Dec 21st 2011, 10:36 AM 2,403 Views 11 Comments

The noise and crowds of a regular Santa grotto make it unbearable for many with autism so special Santa helpers are creating a ‘sensitive’ environment for visits.

# autism - Sunday 4 December, 2011

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Dec 4th 2011, 11:00 AM 56 Views 2 Comments

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

# autism - Thursday 25 August, 2011

No link between vaccines and autism, says medical research body
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

No link between vaccines and autism, says medical research body

Aug 25th 2011, 8:56 PM 496 Views 17 Comments

However, the US-based Institute of Medicine says it found convincing evidence of side effects of vaccines including brain inflammation and anaphylaxis.

# autism - Friday 22 July, 2011

Man who faked autism and wore a nappy jailed for sexual battery
# Oklahoma
# Oklahoma

Man who faked autism and wore a nappy jailed for sexual battery

Jul 22nd 2011, 8:24 AM 2,500 Views 12 Comments

Oklahoma man Mark Anthony Richardson II tricked two women into caring for him and changing his nappy.

# autism - Monday 18 April, 2011

Mother "shocked" to learn sons had been kept caged by their father
# Sad
# Sad

Mother "shocked" to learn sons had been kept caged by their father

Apr 18th 2011, 3:51 PM 2,532 Views 0 Comments

US woman says she had no idea the sons she hadn’t seen in a year were being kept caged in a darkened room by their dad.