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Our Week Online – 1/6/2019

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Welcome to Our Week Online. This is a bumper edition for the bank holiday – sit back and enjoy. Last week Ireland held local and European elections and another referendum. However, for blind and visually impaired people, voting was cumbersome, time-consuming, and even risky. In the UK, an autistic senior analyst has successfully won a …

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Brian Irwin: Sensory Overload & Meltdowns

Sensory overloads are common experiences with many autistic individuals and can often lead to meltdowns. Understanding the difference between a meltdown and a temper tantrum can be difficult for other people not on the spectrum, yet it is crucial to emphasise how different the two are. Brian Irwin is a self-advocate based in Cork. In …

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