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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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Fionn Hamill: How did I learn to mix with people?

Fionn Hamill, a frequent blogger here and on his own blog, autisticandproud.wordpress.com, shares his experiences of learning how to mix with other people. This was a long journey for Fionn, so we will share his story in two parts. See part 1 below! Read & share! How did I learn to mix with people? For …

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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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Aspire Ireland Drama Classes

There are limited places available on the highly successful Aspire Drama in Education Programme, which is run in conjunction with Trinity College Dublin. The places are available for children aged between 8 and 10 years old with a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome/High Functioning Autism. Drama in Education is used as a method to create a …

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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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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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Claire Heylin: The abilities of children with Aspergers Syndrome

Primary school teacher Claire Heylin taught in the Asperger’s unit in St Joseph’s CBS, Fairview, Dublin. The below piece, she has given us, appeared in “The Irish Times” to mark World Autism Awareness Day, we find it touching and think you will too! Please read, comment & share! Early in my career as a primary-school …

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