During the month of September, AsIAm is excited to be bringing you a whole range of new content, series and resources for you to access via our website. 

We constantly receive lots of questions and queries from people with Autism and their family members. As we do not have the expertise to answer every question ourselves, we are always trying to think of new ways to get you answers and bring your questions to the right people.

Some users may remember our #AskTheDentist feature some months ago, where Dr Caoimhin gave users super ideas on how to make the dentists a more comfortable experience for all involved. Well we are excited to be building on this through a new monthly feature called #AutismQs. Every month, we will sit down with a different professional working in the Autism space and put questions from our users to them. We will present the answers in a video interview format which we will publish a few days after you submit questions.

For our inaugural interview we are honoured that Dr. Patsy Daly has agreed to lend us her time. Dr. Patsy is a Dr. Patsy Dalyleading expert in the education of people with Autism and is Head of Special Education in Mary Immaculate Teacher Training College in Limerick.

As it’s September we thought there was no better way to start the series than exploring some of your questions around Autism and education – the opportunities and the challenges. 

We invite you to submit a question, by 5pm on Tuesday 13th September, via the below form. We won’t be able to answer every question in the segment but we will try to select a good cross-section and merge questions where we can. We would ask you to keep your questions brief and to avoid asking case specific questions (it would not be fair to ask someone to comment on an individual case or to give direct advise without knowing the specifics of the situation, meeting you etc).

Get asking! Our video interview will be published here on Friday 16th September!

AutismQs

  • If you wish to remain anonymous simply type "Anonymous" in the box above
  • Please ask clear questions and try to keep them brief! Please avoid asking about specific cases or clinical / professional opinion of same - these questions will not be eligible for our series

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