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Robert Byrne’s Sensory Pod

Today we sit down with Robert Byrne, creator of the sensory pod. Adapting the capsule hotels commonly found in Asia, Byrne created a new piece of assistive technology. The pod is roghly the side of a sunbed and is an excellent resource for anyone with sensory needs. What led to the pod’s creation? Our main …

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Dr. Gillian Smith on Autism Friendly Dental Practices

Dr. Gillian Smith is a Bray-based dentist. She previously made headlines in 2012 when she won the Sensodyne Sensitive Dentist Award. This award was due to her specially tailored treatment for Neal Dhont, which saved him from experiencing a more traumatic procedure. We talked to her about her methodology and measures made in the Dental …

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Fota Wildlife Park recognised for commitment to autism inclusion

The attraction has been accredited by National Autism Charity as an example of best practise in accessibility   Monday 26th August: Fota Wildlife Park, one of the country’s leading family attractions, yesterday received Autism-Friendly Accreditation from AsIAm, Ireland’s National Autism Charity. The award comes following a period of training and the development of tools and …

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Limerick Launches First Autism Friendly Intreo Office

July saw the launch of Ireland’s first autism friendly Intreo Office. Intreo Offices, a crucial part of DEASP (Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection) services, are the first point of contact for anyone wishing to avail of the department’s assistance. Denise Houlihan is the organiser of the DEASP  Limerick Autism Initiative: which promises to …

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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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