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Spotlight: Sensory Room at the Sligo Clayton Hotel

This week, Sligo’s Clayton Hotel became the first hotel in Ireland to establish a room specifically for guests living with autism and sensory issues. We spoke with Mary Clarke, the Kids’ Club leader at the hotel, to talk about the Sensory Room’s inception, its functions and her hopes for it as a model for similar …

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Exciting News: AsIAm YOUth Panel & Autism Awareness Campaign

AsIAm is delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding from the Department of Justice and Equality, under the Disability Awareness Grant Scheme 2015, to develop an Autism Awareness Campaign aimed at 15-22 year olds. The campaign will be designed and implemented over the next 5 months. The campaign will be delivered in partnership with …

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If society was to change in one small way, what should it do?

We need you help! We are currently working on a campaign aimed at engaging various different sectors of society in thinking about Autism and how they could be more inclusive. We will unveil the campaign in time for World Autism Month. Think of the many figures and groups which make up a community  – Teachers, …

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SURVEY: Autism Spectrum Conditions and Employment

AsIAm.ie is committed to addressing the social issues surrounding Autism. We have been aware for some time of the issues surrounding employment and are beginning the consultation process of formulating our response, which we hope to unveil in early 2015. This response will focus on the areas of employer education, stakeholder education and public awareness. …

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Aspire Ireland Drama Classes

There are limited places available on the highly successful Aspire Drama in Education Programme, which is run in conjunction with Trinity College Dublin. The places are available for children aged between 8 and 10 years old with a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome/High Functioning Autism. Drama in Education is used as a method to create a …

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Looking for Inclusive Sport? Check out the Terenure Tigers!

Yesterday we featured a blog from parent, Kenneth Whelan, about the benefits CoderDojo, as an extra-curricular activity, for his son. Today we continue with ideas for extra-curricular activities – which many parents will be considering now that school is beginning again. Often we think of sport as something which people with Autism get left behind …

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Improving our site for people with Autism & Intellectual Disabilities

AsIAm.ie is committed to continuously improving the service we offer, in  order to live true to our goal of being the “one-stop-shop” for the Autism community in Ireland and also to ensure the work we do is as reflective as possible of the “broad church” which is the Autism community. We are acutely aware that …

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: New Foróige Youth Club for Teens with ASD – coming to Goatstown October 2014

Foróige, Ireland’s leading national youth organisation changing the lives of young people aged 10 to 18. Working through more than 5,300 volunteers and almost 350 paid staff, Foróige involves some 53,000 young people each year. This great team supports young people to make friends and have fun in a safe environment, build self belief, skills …

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SPOT Therapy Summer Camp & Preparing for changes in school

SPOT Therapy shares time on preparing for changes in school and about their summer camp. Preparing your child for changes in school routine September can be a stressful time for children and parents, with the beginning of the new school year. Changing teacher, classroom, new classmates can make some children anxious and these children need …

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