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William Florish: “Here’s to the Invisible Kids”

Here at AsIAm we’ve been inspired this week by William Florish, who just graduated from Transition Year and made an amazing valedictory speech to his classmates and the school community. William is autistic, and had words of encouragement and thanks to his special needs assistant Orla and for his fellow “invisible kid” classmates. Members of …

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Our Week Online – 7/4/2019

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Welcome to Our Week Online, and the first week of World Autism Month. This series has proved that there’s always news about autism throughout the year, but in April it can be hard to keep up! We’ve got you covered. This week the Irish Independent featured a mother whose six year old autistic son with …

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Rebecca Parke – Making Good Friends

This week AsIAm launched a new Resource Pack for Primary and Secondary Schools to facilitate understanding and acceptance of autism in the school community during World Autism Month in April. Rebecca Parke, a young person on the autism spectrum, wrote about her autism diagnosis as a girl on the spectrum, her experiences of bullying and …

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What We Learned – Community Support: Puberty and Sexuality


Last night we held our Puberty and Sexuality Community Support seminar in Co. Wicklow, and we’re very grateful to all who came along and to those who watched our livestream. If you couldn’t make it, here are some key notes from our two brilliant speakers! You can watch our livestream here, and view Davida Hartman’s Powerpoint …

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Adam Kennefick: Autism Through My Eyes

When I was just a small child, my parents and teachers noticed something different about me. They noticed that I wasn’t communicating properly with the other kids in the class. When I went on to Junior Infants my teachers noticed traits of behaviour similar to what I experienced in Pre-School. My parents at that time …

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Sean Foley: My ongoing experiences with feelings

For an autistic individual like myself, ‘feelings’ is something of a grey area. We do experience and process emotions but not as you, the neurotypical population, may know it. It’s only quite recently that my feelings and the ability to feel in a way others can understand and empathise with has come to the fore, which is at …

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