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Kelli Twomey: “This is ME”

Kelli Twomey, a mother of an autistic child, sent us this poem from her child’s perspective, and we think its message of acceptance and inclusion will resonate with many in the autistic community. Read on below! I may seem different, weird or funny, I might even sometimes seem odd. But it’s just that my thoughts …

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We Need an Inclusive, Measurable Autism Strategy

AsIAm has said the publication by the Department of Health of two reports relating to autism must be followed quickly by a real, measurable and appropriately resourced national strategy on autism, with meaningful involvement of autistic people and their family members. The Department of Health has finally released the reports – one on the prevalence …

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Research Opportunity: Parental Experiences of Family-Centered Music Therapy with Children with Autism

AsIAm.ie is delighted to share this research opportunity with our users. If you are interested in taking part please read the information below and contact Katerina Cussen at 17073065@studentmail.ul.ie. Katerina Cussen is a Music Therapy MA student in her final year of training at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance (University of Limerick). …

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National Autism Conference 2018 Speaker Presentations

It’s been a month since our National Autism Conference in October, and we’ve received wonderful feedback from attendees, the livestream audience, and our fantastic speakers. We’ve already started planning National Autism Conference 2019, and hope to see you there next year! In the meantime, some of our speakers have kindly given us their presentations from …

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Kevin Hanly: Living With Autism at Christmas Time

The end of November is near, and while there’s still a few weeks left until Christmas, preparing for the holidays make take some time and planning. One of our regular contributors, Kevin Hanly, shares his advice for celebrating Christmas based on his experiences. We’re gearing up for that special time of the year where we …

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Interview: Elaine Harris

Elaine Harris is a yoga teacher who founded The Yoga Shed in Co. Wicklow in 2014, which serves to offer accessible and affordable yoga to everybody. Elaine is highly trained to share yoga therapy with children with special needs and is also a certified pregnancy yoga teacher. She is passionate about spreading awareness about the …

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Community Support – Autism in the Home, University College Cork, Cork

AsIAm is hosting twenty four Community Support Seminar talks around the country over the next twelve months. These events are for the autism community, on issues important to the community, informed by the community. All of these events will be free to attend, but places must be booked on our Eventbrite page (see below). All …

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Community Support – Autism and the Law, RCSI, Dublin

AsIAm is hosting twenty four Community Support Seminar talks around the country over the next twelve months. These events are for the autism community, on issues important to the community, informed by the community. All of these events will be free to attend, but places must be booked on our Eventbrite page (see below). All Community Support events …

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Don’t Forget: Take Our Community Support Survey 2018

We at AsIAm would like to give a big thank you to everyone who’s taken our Community Support Survey so far and given us their views. It’s really important to us that we work with the best interests of the autism community in Ireland at heart, and that means that we need the community to …

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