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Autism, College and Covid Lockdown: Jenny Loughman

Jenny Loughman is an autistic blogger studying social care in Limerick Institute of Technology. She hopes to work in services related to autism but her experience with college, like so many others, has been drastically effected by COVID-19. Beginning of COVID-19 When I began my academic path in the field of Social Care, I could …

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Disability and Family Carer groups welcome Government announcement on phased return to school for students with special educational needs

return to school for students with special educational needs

Announcement will come as a huge relief to children with SEN and their families Four leading advocacy organisations representing students with additional needs and their carers, Down Syndrome Ireland, Inclusion Ireland, AsIAm and Family Carers Ireland, have welcomed the announcement by Government today that they are targeting a return to school for primary students with …

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AsIAm Youth Theatre Ireland

AsIAm are delighted to have had the opportunity to partner with Youth Theatre Ireland to create a resource book for their workshop facilitators; ‘A Handbook for Youth Theatre Facilitators; Supporting Young People on the Autism Spectrum.’ This book came about as youth theatre facilitators affiliated with Youth Theatre Ireland had been expressing their wish to learn more …

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World Autism Month: #FlyForAutism Campaign

This is an unusual April Autistic people face major barriers in day to day life from education to the workplace. However, we are particularly vulnerable during this crisis and this is reflected in the appeals for help we have been receiving.  Our community require routine, structure and predictability, all of which have now vanished. Autistic …

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Hannah O’Dwyer: Resources for Learning at Home

Many young students across the country have had their education massively impacted by the COVID19. While the future remains uncertain in the short term for end of year exams, there may be many young people across the country eager to continue a routine. For this reason we’ve compiled a handy list of resources to aid …

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