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Eoin Hickey – Autism and Coping Mechanisms

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Last week AsIAm launched two surveys on the experiences of autistic students in accessing education. Eoin Hickey, a young person on the autism spectrum, explains how autism affects him in his daily life, how teachers can understand students with diagnoses of autism and ADHD, and offers advice for social situations. My name is Eoin Hickey …

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Our Week Online – 16/12/2018

Welcome to the last Our Week Online of 2018. This will be our last round up of the year because we’ve reached that time when we look back on the year that was, look forward in hope for the future, and panic over gift shopping, enormous dinners, and seasonal sensory overload. Break open an early …

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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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Brian Irwin: Sensory Overload & Meltdowns

Sensory overloads are common experiences with many autistic individuals and can often lead to meltdowns. Understanding the difference between a meltdown and a temper tantrum can be difficult for other people not on the spectrum, yet it is crucial to emphasise how different the two are. Brian Irwin is a self-advocate based in Cork. In …

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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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Research Opportunity: HFA / AS & Anxiety

Bronagh Flynn is a PhD researcher in the School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin. She is currently researching the experience of anxiety among young people with high functioning Autism / Aspergers Syndrome and would appreciate your help! Please read & share! Anxiety is pervasive and prevalent in people with autism (Skokeuskas & Gallagher, 2010) and …

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