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Carrie Burton: Autism has made us who we are

Regular blogger, Carrie Burton, talks about how Autism has challenged, but also strengthened, her family. Read, share and comment! Since today is autism awareness day I decided to write about how autism has made us as a family who we are. I had never even heard the word autism until my daughters creche and pediatrician …

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Dr Aoife Lyons: Things students with Autism or ADHD would like their teachers to know

Dr Aoife Lyons, licensed clinical psychologist and university lecturer in UCD and DCU, puts herself into a child with Autism’s shoes and sends an important message to educators on their behalf 1)   I really do forget things – I’m not trying to be smart, sassy or arrogant. I simply do not always remember. The myth …

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Ann Kennedy: The challenges of growing up undiagnosed

Ann Kennedy is a 60 year old lady living with Asperger’s Syndrome. In this incredibly honest piece she discusses the challenges of living undiagnosed for 57 years and exposes the additional challenges brought about by a culture of shame and stigma This article also shows the brilliance which can come about when people are finally …

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Carrie Burton: Communion Day – The Day We Thought We’d Never See!

In this article our regular contributor, Carrie Burton, shares her experiences of preparing her daughter, Mia, for First Holy Communion. This is a positive story which shows the importance of perseverance and the incredible challenges anxiety can present for people on the Autistic Spectrum. Please do share your own experiences or concerns around First Holy Communion …

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