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SURVEY: Returning to school during COVID-19

AsIAm, Ireland’s National Autism Charity, has been working to support our community through the COVID-19 public health emergency. Over the past number of weeks we have generated support materials and a webinar to help autistic people and family members through the uncertainty, anxiety and lack of routine we are all presently experiencing. We have created …

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Assistive Technology Passport: A Promising New System

Assistive Technology Passport; The Qualitative Research study  In 2016,  Enable Ireland and the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI)  published a discussion  paper on the state of the Assistive Technology (AT) ecosystem in Ireland. Among the recommendations contained in the paper was the establishment of an AT central coordinating agency with the responsibility of coordinating a …

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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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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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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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