Michael O’Flanagan

Community Support Officer


Michael is our Community Support Officer. He assists members of the autism community, family members and professionals with their queries, concerns or issues.  Michael also coordinates our Community Support events, which specifically address the needs of the autism community.

Michael has worked with AsIAm in a voluntary capacity since 2015. He has ran three marathons for AsIAm, you’ll often see Michael parading through the streets in his AsIAm running gear, be sure to keep an eye out for him. He co-founded Ireland’s first 5K ‘Run for Autism in 2018 and in 2016 helped set up the biennial ‘Sparkle for Autism’ Ball.

Michael is currently studying law at King’s Inns with the hope of specialising in Disability Law. He is the proud big brother of a neurodiverse wee man.

Previous to AsIAm Michael worked as the Press, Policy and Research Officer with the Irish SME Association, the only independent representative association for Small and Medium Enterprises in Ireland.

Outside of AsIAm, Michael’s interests include running, dogs and all things history. He is the owner of one very boisterous Golden Retriever (Cooper, also known as Coop).



Can this be improved? Contact webeditor@asiam.ie if you have any suggestions for this article.