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SURVEY: Returning to school during COVID-19

AsIAm, Ireland’s National Autism Charity, has been working to support our community through the COVID-19 public health emergency. Over the past number of weeks we have generated support materials and a webinar to help autistic people and family members through the uncertainty, anxiety and lack of routine we are all presently experiencing. We have created …

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Assistive Technology Passport: A Promising New System

Assistive Technology Passport; The Qualitative Research study  In 2016,  Enable Ireland and the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI)  published a discussion  paper on the state of the Assistive Technology (AT) ecosystem in Ireland. Among the recommendations contained in the paper was the establishment of an AT central coordinating agency with the responsibility of coordinating a …

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Youth Leadership Team Unlocked: Tristan Lennon

The Covid-19 Pandemic has affected my life in many aspects, but predominantly in terms of my family, social life, and academic life. In terms of my family, Covid-19 had a relatively weaker impact than it had on many. My family is already well adapted to spending time at home together. About three weeks after the …

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Autistic Pride Part 2

We now move onto part two of the Autistic Pride Online coverage. Thank you for bearing with us. Condensing eleven hours into a readable format is no picnic! Mark Blake:Co-Founder and President of the Autistic League was next. The Autism League is a collaboration between writers, filmmakers, photographers, social media talent and activists with the …

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Autistic Pride 2020 Part One

We hope you all enjoyed celebrating Autistic Pride 2020, especially our friends at Autistic Paddies. Given the length of Autistic Pride Alliance’s Online Celebration, coverage will be split into several parts. As mentioned in our previous piece on Pride, the event is independent of any organisation and exists solely as a community project. As such …

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Autism and Eating Disorders: Sharlene Woods and Fiona Fisher Bullivant

Experts have discussed the correlation between autism and eating disorders before. However, they’ve rarely suggested a treatment plan based on it until now, Fiona Fisher Bullivant and Sharleen Woods both work in CAMHS (Fiona as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner specialising in autism and Sharlene as a Dietician.) As a result of frequently working together, they …

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Autistic Pride in Ireland

Autistic Pride began in 2005 with a celebration by Aspies for Freedom. Since then every year June 18th is as a day to celebrate autistic identity.  This day stands as an opportunity for autistic people worldwide to celebrate the endless variety and potential of people on the spectrum. The infinity symbol represents this: limitless possibilities. …

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Clarification on Home Based Summer Provision Application Procedures

  Yesterday we sought further clarity from the Department of Education on parents registering for the scheme and the paperwork required.  Upon registering your child for the Home-Based Summer Provision education program, you must download and print the application form from the Department of Education website, https://www.education.ie/en/Parents/Services/summerprovision/home-based-summer-provision-2020-grant-claim-form.pdf. This form must be filled out and sent …

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Autism Charity welcomes Summer Education Programme

  “We now all need to work together to make sure that every child who is eligible can benefit from the scheme”   12h June 2020 AsIAm, Ireland’s National Autism Charity, has welcomed today’s Government’s announcement around a Summer Education Programme to support autistic students and those with other disabilities.   Typically autistic young people are …

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