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Our Week Online – 14/10/2018

Here’s a new series on the website where we round up some of the best writing on autism, disability, and neurodiversity from national and international sources in the last seven days. Boil the kettle, sit back, and enjoy. Ahead, the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability, have opened their WAM programme for applications once …

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The National Disability Inclusion Strategy – what is it?

WHAT IS THE NATIONAL DISABILITY INCLUSION STRATEGY? The National Disability Inclusion Strategy 2017 – 2021 (NDIS) is a four year plan designed to provide greater supports for Irish citizens living with different kinds of disabilities in their daily lives. The NDIS builds on the preceding National Disability Strategy 2013 – 2015, chiefly aiming to Developing …

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Making our conference autism-friendly

AsIAm is an organisation committed to developing a more inclusive Ireland for the Autism-community. The need for society to be made more accessible for Autistic people is something which our organisation constantly highlights. Whenever we get the opportunity we like to demonstrate Autism-friendly practises. We feel autism-friendly practises are particularly vital at the National Autism …

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Speaker biographies

Fergus Finlay To Follow…                 Dr. Stephen Shore Diagnosed with “Atypical Development and strong autistic tendencies” and “too sick” for outpatient treatment Dr. Shore was recommended for institutionalisation. Nonverbal until four, and with much support from his parents, teachers, wife, and others, Stephen is now a professor at …

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Youth Leadership Team Update

Our Youth Leadership Team are well underway now with their work for 2016. The YLT have had two great meetings since September. The YLT are looking forward to developing campaigns, which will truly empower young people with Autism across Ireland, and ensure all voices will be represented. Joanne and Laragh, two members of the YLT explain what …

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AsIAm YouthHub – NEW “The Autism Experience Exhibition”

AsIAm is excited to announce the launch of “The Autism Experience” Exhibition, as part of our YouthHub campaign, supported by the Department of Justice & Equality   The aim of this pop-up exhibition is to engage young people, aged 16-22, in gaining a greater insight into what it is like to live with Autism. While …

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Statement following RTE “Prime Time Investigates” Report on Dangerous use of MMS

On watching RTE “Prime Time Investigates” Report on the dangerous use of MMS as a bogus treatment or “cure” for Autism,  Adam Harris, Founder-Director & CEO of AsIAm, has issued the following statement: “Tonight’s shocking Prime Time programme highlights the need for a national conversation on how we see and understand Autism in Ireland. Autism …

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“AsYouCan” – Recognising Autism Inclusion Ambassadors

“AsYouCan” is the new campaign we have unveiled in time for World Autism Awareness Month 2015. The aim of this initiative is to engage individuals, organisations and businesses in realising the part they can play in building a more inclusive society for those affected by Autism, and in challenging stakeholders to make a pledge to …

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