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Winter Pantomime Relaxed Performances 2018

The annual Christmas pantomime is a festive tradition for many families in Ireland (oh yes it is!… Sorry.). In recent years some pantomimes and shows have started putting on relaxed or autism-friendly performances for families with special needs, so they can join in on the fun alongside their peers! A relaxed performance is a theatre …

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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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Kevin Hanly: Living With Autism at Christmas Time

The end of November is near, and while there’s still a few weeks left until Christmas, preparing for the holidays make take some time and planning. One of our regular contributors, Kevin Hanly, shares his advice for celebrating Christmas based on his experiences. We’re gearing up for that special time of the year where we …

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Community Support – Autism in the Home, University College Cork, Cork

AsIAm is hosting twenty four Community Support Seminar talks around the country over the next twelve months. These events are for the autism community, on issues important to the community, informed by the community. All of these events will be free to attend, but places must be booked on our Eventbrite page (see below). All …

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Autism Friendly Santa School

*Due to the huge amount of inquiries we have had about our Autism Friendly Santa Training, we have decided to open up this event to include parents and carers. We’ll be delivering tips on how to prepare your child and family for an Autism Friendly Christmas!* Calling all of Santa’s helpers! Christmas is such an …

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What are the Most Important Things to Consider when Choosing a School for my Child?

Starting school is one of the biggest events in both a family member’s and a child’s life. All benefit from advice and support when starting a new school. There is so much information out there that it can overwhelming sometimes just to know where to start.  Dr Emer Ring is the Head of the Department …

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Trish Flood: Holidaying Tips for Autism Families

Some autism families worry about the challenge of taking an overseas holiday. Here are some ideas from my experience to make the holidays more enjoyable for the whole family. If you’ve never travelled by air before, some families find that taking a short flight is good way to prepare for a longer overseas flight. It’s …

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Caoilte Hamill: The Pros & Cons of having an older brother with Asperger’s!

We were delighted to receive a blog from Caoilte Hamill, brother of Fionn – our regular contributor, about his experiences, positive and negative, of having a brother with Aspergers Syndrome. What we like best about this blog is that it demonstrates that really many of the reasons Caoilte loves Fionn, and many of the reasons …

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