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Our Week Online – 2/12/2018

Welcome to Our Week Online. This is the biggest roundup so far, but it was a big week! Go and boil the kettle so. In new measures announced by the Government this week, people on disability allowance will be allowed to earn up to €427 a week and still keep their medical card. This measure …

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Our Week Online – 25/11/2018

Welcome to Our Week Online, a round up of autism and disability related news around the world, around the internet. Autistic cartoonist and comedian Aoife Dooley talked to Shemazing about her recent ASD diagnosis, her new animated comedy series Your One Nikita coming to RTE Player, and her exciting career! A fascinating feature in Spectrum …

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Laura Gleasure: Am I Autistic?

Autism is often thought of as an ‘invisible’ difference in people living with it. Many of its key traits aren’t always obvious in daily life, making it difficult to spot for friends, colleagues and even family members. Equally, thinking in rigid definitions of autism can limit our understanding of what is a complex condition. Laura …

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Teach Me AsIAm Early Years Programme Arrives at Limerick

Up to sixty early years professionals attended the ‘Teach Me AsIAm’ Early Years seminar in Limerick’s Mary Immaculate College this week. The seminar was addressed by AsIAm’s CEO Adam Harris, who spelled out the importance of the programme, before the seminar’s beginning saying that ultimately “Teach Me AsIAm is more than addressing best practices in …

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Stepping off the treadmill: Getting a Diagnosis as an Adult

A blog by Brian Irwin,  AsIAm Volunteer & Secondary School Speaker in the Cork Region I wasn’t even supposed to have autism. I was sent to an Occupational Therapist to have an assessment for Dysgraphia, a similar condition to Dyslexia that affects the way my brain communicates language to my hands, when I was nearing …

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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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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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