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Dr. Rod Pitcher: Finding out I had Aspergers Syndrome…

Dr. Rod Pitcher, PhD, shares his experiences growing up without knowing he had Aspergers Syndrome and the positive and negative challenges of the condition … as well as the liberation of discovering he had the condition The worst part of being an Aspie is the anxiety and depression. I’m constantly worrying, either about things that might …

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Carrie Burton: A second diagnosis in the family

Frequent blogger, Carrie Burton, writes on the recent diagnosis of her second child, Ava, with ADHD and Dyslexia. Carrie’s eldest child, Mia, has Autism and ADHD Ava is my second daughter she is 6. Ava to me has always been our little burst of sunshine. She’s a crazy personality and is mischievous. A real “girly …

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Dr Aoife Lyons: Organisational & Study Skills

  Dr Aoife Lyons, licensed clinical psychologist and university lecturer in UCD and DCU, has submitted a number of exciting pieces for AsIAm.ie. We felt this piece provided some useful tips succinctly so was the perfect mid-weekend piece for our users! It is equally useful for people with Autism or ADHD 1) Provide an assignment …

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Under-16s with ADHD now entitled to Long-Term Illness Card

The Ombudsman, Peter Tyndall, has recommended that all people with ADHD be deemed automatically entitled to a long-term illness card. A recommendation which the HSE has accepted. This ruling comes after a mother of a child with ADHD took a case to the Office of Ombudsman in 2010 on the basis that she felt that …

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