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Research Opportunity: Barriers experienced by autistic adults accessing primary healthcare in Ireland

AsIAm.ie is delighted to share this research opportunity with our readers. If you are interested in taking part please read the information below and complete the appropriate survey(s). Dr Mary Doherty and Dr Stuart Neilson are conducting research into the challenges faced by autistic people & their families when accessing healthcare. We are specifically asking …

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Our Week Online – 31/3/2019

Welcome to Our Week Online. Today happens to be AsIAm’s fifth birthday! So it would be rude not to sit and read a story. It’s also why we thought it was about time we smartened up a bit, got ourselves this new header. Aren’t we swish. In the UK, an inquest this week found a …

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Our Week Online – 24/3/2019

Welcome to Our Week Online. The countdown to April has begun, it’s a really important month for AsIAm – we’ll celebrate our fifth birthday! Oh, and it’s World Autism Month.  New information has been unearthed that possibly refutes allegations of Hans Asperger supporting and legitimizing Nazi policies.  For the Black Youth Project, Latonya Pennington writes …

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Orán Timoney – Special Award Winner at BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition!

We’re very proud to say that Orán Timoney, a member of our first Youth Leadership Team and now an AsIAm Youth Ambassador, scooped a Special Award at this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the RDS! He was awarded the RCSI Award for “Project with the Best Impact on Human Health”. His winning …

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Our Week Online – 27/1/2019

It’s 2019, and welcome to Our Week Online. How are you doing with your New Year’s Resolutions? If you resolved to keep up with news about autism and disability from Ireland and around the world, then we’re happy to help! If you resolved to spend less time online, buy a newspaper (preferably one that published …

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Our Week Online – 25/11/2018

Welcome to Our Week Online, a round up of autism and disability related news around the world, around the internet. Autistic cartoonist and comedian Aoife Dooley talked to Shemazing about her recent ASD diagnosis, her new animated comedy series Your One Nikita coming to RTE Player, and her exciting career! A fascinating feature in Spectrum …

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Our Week Online – 28/10/2018

It’s Sunday, Halloween is almost here, Ireland is (hopefully) done with voting for the year, and tomorrow’s a Bank Holiday Monday. Lovely. Welcome to Our Week Online. This week it was announced that three schools in Co. Dublin would close immediately due to building defects following inspections from the Department of Education, with a further …

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Research Opportunity: Building Inclusive Healthcare for People with Autism, NUI Galway

AsIAm.ie is delighted to share this research opportunity with our users. If you are interested in taking part please read the information below and contact Chloe Walsh at chloe.walsh@nuigalway.ie. The School of Medicine, NUI Galway are seeking participants for a research study which aims to improve healthcare for people on the autism spectrum. Adults who are …

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Under-16s with ADHD now entitled to Long-Term Illness Card

The Ombudsman, Peter Tyndall, has recommended that all people with ADHD be deemed automatically entitled to a long-term illness card. A recommendation which the HSE has accepted. This ruling comes after a mother of a child with ADHD took a case to the Office of Ombudsman in 2010 on the basis that she felt that …

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Interview: Sensodyne Dentist of the Year, Dr. Gillian Smith

Today we finally got an opportunity to catch up with Dr. Gillian Smith, Founder and Principal Practitioner of The Dental Suite, Bray, and this year’s Sensodyne Dentist of the Year. Dr. Gillian Smith  won this award in recognition of her work with a 28 year old patient, Neal, who has autism and her commitment to proving quality …

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