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Special Interests (Hallowe’en Edition) Nosferatu- Tom McHugh

Nosferatu: Eine Symphonie des Grauens   From Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, comes Nosferatu, the 1922 masterpiece of the German Expressionist tradition. An unlicensed adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897), the film was almost lost to history due to a lawsuit. Its survival is a testament both to Nosferatu’s lasting power, and our dedication to maintaining great …

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NCI Reaching Autism Friendly University Status This Month!

We’re currently  currently working towards Autism-Friendly Status with National College of Ireland! Having seen great success in our pilot scheme with DCU, AsIAm is committed to making universities across Ireland autism friendly.  This initiative means celebrating students and staff on the autism spectrum and providing a learning environment to help all students and staff to …

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Clonakilty Anniversary One Year Event: An Evening With Alan Gardner

We’ll soon the first anniversary of Clonakilty becoming Ireland’s first Autism Friendly Town! AsIAm is delighted to announce the launch of the inaugural Clonakilty Lecture. This lecture is possible due to the sponsorship of SuperValu. Clonakilty was the pilot for our autism-friendly towns scheme. A further eleven towns will emerge in the coming year. Given …

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Special Interest: Ian Lynam- Sherlock Holmes

I thought I’d change the pace by writing about one of my own special interests for once! Sherlock Holmes. I’m hardly the first autistic person to take an interest in him and I’m sure I’m far from the last.  Introduced in the 1887 Beeton’s Christmas Annual, the Baker Street sleuth emerged over sixty years before …

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Special Interest: Melissa Mooney- The Sixties

    Mods, moptops and miniskirts. JFK, Woodstock and the moon landing. My passion for all things to do with the ‘60s, a decade of which even my parents’ generation were too young to have any memory, is as broad and all-encompassing as they come. So, how did a ‘90s kid like me come to …

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Special Interests: Napoleon and his Autistic Traits- Cormac O’Brien

The media depicts different people who have autism as being strange or weird. In my view I see it as people who experience the world differently, Some Doctors state that you are naive if you have autism but I disagree. One man who many people, myself included, think have the condition, is Napoloen Bonaparte. My …

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