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What We Learned – Community Support: Puberty and Sexuality

Last night we held our Puberty and Sexuality Community Support seminar in Co. Wicklow, and we’re very grateful to all who came along and to those who watched our livestream. If you couldn’t make it, here are some key notes from our two brilliant speakers! You can watch our livestream here, and view Davida Hartman’s Powerpoint …

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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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August Update

Welcome to the first of our August update! This August, we will be formatting our work around two key themes: summer safety and returning to school and the workplace. We will be running an informational campaign highlighting the different strategies individuals living with autism, their friends and family can use to keep safe whilst out. …

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Fionn Hamill: The Challenge of Change in a New School Year

Our Friend and Frequent Blogger, Fionn Hamill, writes on the challenges of change in the new school year from his point of view, as a student with Autism Life: Life is overall good with me, it is difficult though. That’s just me being ME- means it’s difficult sometimes. It just seems that there are ALWAYS …

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Michael Ryan: Secondary School – Getting off to the right start

Starting or returning to Secondary School can be a big change and a challenge for all students, however if you (or a family member) have a condition on the Autism Spectrum it can be a little bit harder. Michael Ryan is a Psychotherapist, running Peace of Mind Counselling Services, who works with many students and …

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Download: AsIAm “Back to School” Handbooks

It’s hard to believe it, but summer had already drawn to a close! While it seems like only yesterday that June and July set Secondary and National Schools students free, respectively, September brings everyone back to normality This can be a stressful time of year for all families – getting all the equipment bought and …

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Opportunity: Become an AsIAm School Speaker

AsIAm.ie is spending August gearing up for our Secondary Schools Programme 2015/16 – which will see us visit Secondary Schools across Ireland, providing information workshops on Autism to students, and challenging existing perceptions and attitudes towards people with Autism. Last year, we reached students right across Ireland from Cork and Cavan to Donegal and Dublin …

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OPEN FOR ENQUIRIES: AsIAm Secondary School Workshop

AsIAm.ie recently launched its first programme, which see trained volunteers visit Secondary Schools across the country. The aim of the workshop is to create understanding and awareness of the condition among Second Level Students, in order to benefit students with Autism and also those with the condition in the wider community and of course society …

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AsIAm School Speakers – Coming to a Secondary School near you in 2015!

AsIAm is delighted to announce that we will shortly begin accepting bookings from Secondary Schools across Ireland, for our new Autism Awareness Workshops commencing in January 2015. From the pilot phase of this project, we have been delighted by the feedback, impact and potential this programme has to empower those with Autism in Secondary School …

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Call-Out: AsIAm School Speakers Required!

1 in 100 people now have Autism in Ireland, no student will go through life without meeting, living, befriending or working with a person with Autism. Yet currently little is being done in terms of teaching Autism awareness, and the responsibility we have in terms of including those with the condition, in our secondary schools. …

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