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Youth Leadership Team: Lock Down, Unlocked Campaign

The AsIAm Youth Leadership Team has developed a campaign aimed at educating other young people and educators about the experiences of autistic people during lockdown, and the challenges of returning to education. “Lock Down, Unlocked” gives an insight into the experiences of young autistic people during the COVID-19 pandemic and provides resources and tips for …

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Youth Leadership Team Unlocked: Tristan Lennon

The Covid-19 Pandemic has affected my life in many aspects, but predominantly in terms of my family, social life, and academic life. In terms of my family, Covid-19 had a relatively weaker impact than it had on many. My family is already well adapted to spending time at home together. About three weeks after the …

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Autistic Pride Part 2

We now move onto part two of the Autistic Pride Online coverage. Thank you for bearing with us. Condensing eleven hours into a readable format is no picnic! Mark Blake:Co-Founder and President of the Autistic League was next. The Autism League is a collaboration between writers, filmmakers, photographers, social media talent and activists with the …

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Autistic Pride 2020 Part One

We hope you all enjoyed celebrating Autistic Pride 2020, especially our friends at Autistic Paddies. Given the length of Autistic Pride Alliance’s Online Celebration, coverage will be split into several parts. As mentioned in our previous piece on Pride, the event is independent of any organisation and exists solely as a community project. As such …

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Autism and Eating Disorders: Sharlene Woods and Fiona Fisher Bullivant

Experts have discussed the correlation between autism and eating disorders before. However, they’ve rarely suggested a treatment plan based on it until now, Fiona Fisher Bullivant and Sharleen Woods both work in CAMHS (Fiona as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner specialising in autism and Sharlene as a Dietician.) As a result of frequently working together, they …

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“Bridge Back to School”- An Autism-Friendly Learning Resource for Summer 2020

SuperValu & AsIAm are delighted to announce the launch of a learning resource toolkit, developed with Mary Immaculate College. COVID-19 has posed challenges for every household in Ireland and for many autistic people, the loss of structure and routine has been particularly tough. As people return to education re-establishing routines in settings that may have …

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Autistic Pride in Ireland

Autistic Pride began in 2005 with a celebration by Aspies for Freedom. Since then every year June 18th is as a day to celebrate autistic identity.  This day stands as an opportunity for autistic people worldwide to celebrate the endless variety and potential of people on the spectrum. The infinity symbol represents this: limitless possibilities. …

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FAQs about July Provision / Summer Education Programme 2020

The Department of Education and Skills recently announced a new version of July Provision for 2020. This new scheme, also known as the Summer Education Programme, seeks to broaden its scope, so as it can meet the needs of vulnerable schoolchildren, whose education has been most effected by ongoing the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll be updating …

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Clarification on Home Based Summer Provision Application Procedures

  Yesterday we sought further clarity from the Department of Education on parents registering for the scheme and the paperwork required.  Upon registering your child for the Home-Based Summer Provision education program, you must download and print the application form from the Department of Education website, https://www.education.ie/en/Parents/Services/summerprovision/home-based-summer-provision-2020-grant-claim-form.pdf. This form must be filled out and sent …

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Explainer: July Provision / Summer Education Programme 2020

The Department of Education and Skills (DES) has announced a new support plan as part of the annual July Provision programme. The global COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on schoolchildren right across the country, but it has meant major, and very often, regressive changes to those with special educational needs (SENs), including autism. The DES, along …

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