Child and Family Support Programme

We connect autistic children, teenagers and families to:

  • Share special interests and experiences

  • Advocate for their needs to be acknowledged and supported

  • Begin to see that a safe, secure space to relax and have fun is completely possible, and adjustments to create these spaces should never be too much to expect or ask for

If your family are interested in being part of the AsIAm Child and Family Support programme, you must register at the button below

Once you have registered, you will be provided with access to a booking page where you can book into any suitable support. For any queries regarding the programme of supports, please contact Child and Family Support team at [email protected]

For Parents

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Empower and Educate

Empower and Educate is an online six week programme for parents/guardians of recently diagnosed Autistic children. The programme aims to support families in the areas of understanding the Autistic experience, communication, sensory processing, legal rights and education. Email [email protected] to join our next programme

For Children and Teenagers:

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Hangout Clubs

Current age groups: 9-12 and 13-17 Current Location: see video above
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Lego Club

Current age groups: 9-12 and 13-17 Current locations: Blackrock (Dublin)
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Little Fitness Club

Current age groups: 3-6 and 7-10 Current locations: Cabra (Dublin), Ballymun (Dublin)
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Kitchen Club

Current age groups: 9-12 and 13-17 Current locations: Blackrock (Dublin), Rathgar (Dublin)
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Art Club

Current age groups: 13-17 Current locations: Online and Dublin 8 .
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Lunch Club

Current age groups: 13-17 Current locations: Online
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Nintendo Switch Club

Current age groups: 9-12 and 13-17 Current locations: Online
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Dungeon & Dragon Club

Current age groups: 9-12 and 13-17 Current locations: Online
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Unearthing History Club

Register to receive emails with upcoming dates, times & locations or email [email protected] to find out more

Coding Club

Register to receive emails with upcoming dates, times & locations or email [email protected] to find out more

Drama Club

Current age groups: 13-17 Current locations: Rathgar (Dublin)

Sisters and Brothers Group

Current age groups: 8-12 and 13-17 Current locations: Blackrock (Dublin)

Teenage Years AsWeAre

Current age groups: 13-17 Current locations: Online

LGBTQIA+ Peer Support

Current age groups: 13-17 Current locations: Online

If your child is interested in joining any of the AsIAm Child and Family Support programme, you must register first at the button below:

What families have said

Daniel's parent
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“Daniel really enjoyed himself at Lego. It is the first time he has attended any social activity outside school without me so it is a huge step forward for him.”
Amie's family
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“The groups have been amazing for Amie. She absolutely loves the Teen Hangout group. To find people with common interests is life- changing for her. (I am not exaggerating). She said last Thursday was the "best day" of her life. (She really clicked with another teen called Kirsty). She tells me that she can't talk to anyone in school, yet she doesn't stop in those groups!”
Teen group attendee
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“After attending the teen meet up last summer (where she was quite quiet and mainly listened in), she said to me that she finally fits in and is proud to be autistic. She then accepted a move into an autism class which she previously wouldn't, and returned to school after 2 years of being home schooled. She hasn't missed a day since starting. She has recently noticed other kids in other classes speaking negatively about the autism class.I was worried this would throw her completely, but she has instead gone to her SNA and teachers and asked that they get someone in to talk to the students. She said she will not have her class, which feel like family, spoken about in this way.”
Liam's guardian
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“Liam really enjoyed the group yesterday evening. It really boosted his confidence, so much so that this morning he went into class at his school for the first time in about 6 weeks! It was only for 10 minutes but it is still huge progress. He is hoping to build on this next week. I nearly cried with joy just to see Liam's face coming out of the group, he was so happy. He is so proud of himself too for having managed some time in school today and try to attend a full class.”
Liam's guardian
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“Liam really enjoyed the group yesterday evening. It really boosted his confidence, so much so that this morning he went into class at his school for the first time in about 6 weeks! It was only for 10 minutes but it is still huge progress. He is hoping to build on this next week. I nearly cried with joy just to see Liam's face coming out of the group, he was so happy. He is so proud of himself too for having managed some time in school today and try to attend a full class.”
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