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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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Jonathan Victory: Aspergers Syndrome & Martial Arts

Jonathan Victory shares his positive experiences of Martial Arts as someone with Aspergers Syndrome. Read and comment below! Bruce Lee famously advised people to “Be Like Water”, comparing attributes of water to the ease-of-being necessary to succeed in martial arts, if not life in general. Water is fluid, adaptable, ever-changing yet commanding of presence. It …

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Dolores Crowley: Let’s focus on the positives

Dolores Crowley works for Financial Wellbing, advising parents of children with Special Needs about their family finances. In this blog, she shares her experiences working with parents. Read, comment & share! Since working with Financial Wellbeing, I am amazed at how many wonderful, positive people I have met. We had workshops in the last few …

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Free Ebook: 30 Winning Tips for Better Meetings by Yvonne Newbold

One stressful aspect of being a parent of a child on the Autism Spectrum is getting the right supports in place for your son or daughter, in school, in healthcare or in getting appropriate diagnosis. A big part of this is usually attending a series of meeting with various professionals, from Professors to School Principals, …

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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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Kenneth Whelan: “Why don’t you take Ethan to this CoderDojo thing?”

Many families affected by Autism may be considering possible suitable extra-curricular activities, as Schools re-open again and reality resumes. It can be difficult to find an enjoyable activity and support organisation and environment for young people on the Spectrum, which also provides a social outlet. Here, Kenneth Whelan shares the very positve experiences his family …

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Newstalk Breakfast: Vanessa Fox-O’Loughlin shares her story & AsIAm “Back to School” Handbooks

Yesterday we were delighted to launch our AsIAm “Back to School” Handbooks for teachers, parents and students and to receive such a positive response from stakeholders, media commentators and our users. Vanessa Fox-O’Loughlin is a member of the Board of Directors of AsIAm.ie, the Managing Director of Writing.ie, and most importantly a mother of child …

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