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AsIAm seeks cultural and legislative change to protect vulnerable people

The online support and advocacy group for people with autism, AsIAm.ie, has said Ireland needs to change both its culture and its laws in order to protect people with autism and intellectual disabilities, and praised the work of the “Prime Time Investigates” journalists, in bringing this issue to the fore. Responding to last night’s Prime Time …

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Lisa Domican: If I can’t talk, how can I tell you where it hurts?

Lisa Domican, Founder of Grace App, talks about the challenge for parents in identifying pain in their son or daughter with Autism, and how the Grace App can help! To mark the release of Grace App, Lisa has donated 5 free download codes to AsIAm users, to enter our competition see the end of this post! …

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Carrie Burton: Jack makes three for us

Frequent blogger and AsIAm Liaison Officer, Carrie Burton, writes of the challenges of a third diagnosis in the family, with the recent diagnosis of her son, Jack. On May 11th 2014 we were given our third diagnosis of special needs in our already unique family. Our son Jack, 2 years and 8 months, had autism. …

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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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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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Noel Quigley: Our lovely daughter with Autism

Following on from his recent article on his son with Aspergers, Noel, an AsiAm.ie board member, writes honestly and frankly about the challenges of raising a daughter with “moderate to mild” Autism in Ireland today. Read, share and comment Our lovely daughter was born in Holles Street in 1994, and the initial reaction was that …

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