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Resource Pack for Primary and Secondary Schools 2019

Calling all schools, teachers, and educators! April is World Autism Month, and we have developed an online Resource Pack for Primary and Secondary Schools to use, to increase acceptance and understanding of autism in the school community. The pack includes resources such as videos, worksheets, posters, and activities for your class and school. If you …

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Rebecca Parke – Making Good Friends

This week AsIAm launched a new Resource Pack for Primary and Secondary Schools to facilitate understanding and acceptance of autism in the school community during World Autism Month in April. Rebecca Parke, a young person on the autism spectrum, wrote about her autism diagnosis as a girl on the spectrum, her experiences of bullying and …

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Charlie Silke – My Experience With TY So Far

Transition Year can be an interesting time for people on the autism spectrum. The free curriculum can offer opportunities for growth and self-discovery, whilst the lack of structure can prove difficult for many. Charlie Silke is a Transition Year student on the spectrum, and he’s written about his experiences in Transition Year so far. In …

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Advice on Education Plans ~ AsIAm Explains

In December of last year, the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) and Teacher’s Union of Ireland (TUI) advised their members against drafting and implementing Individual Education Plans (IEPs) – and any similar initiatives – rejecting “the imposition of a special education needs model which takes no account of the time, workload and practical implications …

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What We Learned – Community Support: Puberty and Sexuality

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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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