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AsIAm Youth Theatre Ireland

AsIAm are delighted to have had the opportunity to partner with Youth Theatre Ireland to create a resource book for their workshop facilitators; ‘A Handbook for Youth Theatre Facilitators; Supporting Young People on the Autism Spectrum.’ This book came about as youth theatre facilitators affiliated with Youth Theatre Ireland had been expressing their wish to learn more …

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AsIAm Letter to Minister Foley Re: Class Rankings

AsIAm has written to Minister Norma Foley today, expressing our concern at the Department of Education’s decision to publish class rankings. From our view, this poses serious risks to autistic pupils’ wellbeing, both educationally and personally. By making such sensitive data freely available, it not only threatens the integrity of the Calculated Grades’ process, but …

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Ireland’s Autism Charity welcomes publication of priorities for action by Minister for Special Education

  Plan provides an important roadmap which now must be backed up with targets, investment and action   Thursday 24th September AsIAm, Ireland’s National Autism Charity, has welcomed the publication today of priorities for action to reform special education provision in Ireland. The priorities, published by Minister Josepha Madigan TD, Minister for Special Education and …

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AsIAm & Rethink Ireland Partner to Support 3rd Level Autistic Students

    Project develops quality online resources to help autistic students transition smoothly into third-level   A programme supporting young autistic students entering third level education for the first time has received €50,000 in funding from Rethink Ireland, the state-funded body which supports innovative charities, social enterprises, and community organisation.   The funding has been …

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Football For All: Inclusive Sport in Ireland

  Young people with additional needs have struggled during lockdown; along with the disruptions to school, their opportunity to get out and socialise has been extremely limited. However, even before the COVID19 pandemic, lack of opportunities to make friends and pursue their interests is a long-standing issue in our community. Michael Kennedy, who previously served …

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