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Sean Foley: A High-Functioning Airline?

Sean Foley is a self-advocate, based in Co. Kerry. Sean frequently writes and speaks about his experiences living with Aspergers Syndrome. In this article, Sean returns to a common theme of his – the challenges of travelling with Autism. He has written to a number of airlines asking what supports they provide and he got …

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Carrie Burton: Acceptance and Understanding is key

Carrie, a regular contributor to AsIAm, shares her struggles, experiences and views on the need for acceptance and understanding of Autism in society. Autism has been apart of our lives for 10 years now. Its brought its challenges along with it. When we started out on this journey we had Mia’s diagnosis to teach us …

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Jonathan Victory: Aspergers Syndrome & Martial Arts

Jonathan Victory shares his positive experiences of Martial Arts as someone with Aspergers Syndrome. Read and comment below! Bruce Lee famously advised people to “Be Like Water”, comparing attributes of water to the ease-of-being necessary to succeed in martial arts, if not life in general. Water is fluid, adaptable, ever-changing yet commanding of presence. It …

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Sinead Farrelly: Living with Asperger’s in College

Sinead Farrelly bravely tells us what it’s been like being an ‘aspie’ in college. Originally published by Campus.ie Starting out at college is a tricky time for all people, no matter what your personality is like. However, when you have Asperger’s Syndrome as well, it does make it more difficult. I am a first year …

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Shauna Gilligan: “Mama, the sunrise is orange”

Shauna Gilligan is a writer and mother of a son on the Autism Spectrum. In the article below, she recounts a recent morning with her son – which honestly illustrates the challenges and joys of living with Autism. Please read, comment and share! In August, 2013, after nearly three years of assessments, my son, aged …

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Carrie Burton: Autism has made us who we are

Regular blogger, Carrie Burton, talks about how Autism has challenged, but also strengthened, her family. Read, share and comment! Since today is autism awareness day I decided to write about how autism has made us as a family who we are. I had never even heard the word autism until my daughters creche and pediatrician …

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