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Ireland’s First Disability Friendly Music Festival Enters Second Year

After a highly successful debut in 2018, AbleFest is coming back to Co. Meath! I spoke to Shay Casserley, organiser of the festival about what we can expect this weekend.    What inspired you to set up Able Fest? My son, Eoin, has a dual diagnosis of autism and Down syndrome. One day I saw …

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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 – 16/12/2018

Welcome to the last Our Week Online of 2018. This will be our last round up of the year because we’ve reached that time when we look back on the year that was, look forward in hope for the future, and panic over gift shopping, enormous dinners, and seasonal sensory overload. Break open an early …

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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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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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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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Top Tips for an Autism-Friendly St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day is a great way to spend time with our friends and families and celebrate being Irish, yet some of the day’s best-known features can be challenging for autistic people. Sensory overload is a risk in the middle of a crowded and colourful parade, making it hard to use typical calming techniques.  There …

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