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Explainer: What Happened in Senator Devine’s Commencement Matter on SEN Schools Provision in the Seanad?

On Thursday morning, Senator Máire Devine submitted a Commencement Matter to Seanad Éireann on the lack of provision of school places for autistic children. She also cited our Invisible Children report on School Absences and Withdrawals in Ireland’s Autism Community, launched this week. The Minister answering was Catherine Byrne TD, Minister of State at the Department of …

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Interview: Julie McCabe

For those of you who watched the most recent episode of Ireland’s Got Talent last Saturday at 7:30 on Virgin Media One, you undoubtedly would have been impressed by singer Julie McCabe. Julie wowed the Ireland’s Got Talent judges with her beautiful rendition of Adele’s When We Were Young, which you can watch above. McCabe, …

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Our Week Online – 10/2/2019

This is Our Week Online. Sit down, why don’t you? A quarter of the disabled population of Ireland live in poverty, and while 42% of applications for disability allowance were rejected in 2018, about 70% of appeals were granted. The Irish Examiner reports on the arduous process of applying and reapplying for disability allowance in …

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Being a True Friend by Rachael Donohoe

Here at AsIAm it’s important to us to champion the work of the autistic community. That’s why we are happy to announce that we are supporting the launch of a new picture book Being a True Friend written and illustrated by Rachael Donohoe. The book is aimed at children developing interpersonal skills and offers support in …

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“It’s Not A Disorder”: Minister Joe McHugh Challenges Himself and TDs on Inclusive Language around Autism

 Following constructive and insightful discussions and correspondence with AsIAm in recent weeks, on Tuesday 23rd January Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD addressed Dáil Eireann on the importance of using inclusive and correct language when we refer to autism in the education system (which can be viewed in the video above; transcript at …

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Socialising & Building Social Skills

Amid preparing for school or for college, whilst we’re often completely caught up worrying if we’ll take to the incoming routine changes, or whether we’ll like the course we’ve picked, it’s easy to overlook one crucial aspect until we’ve finally arrived in the classroom – socialising. Building and using social skills is one of the …

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VIDEO: AsIAm Says Hi – What supports are available to students with Autism?

There is so many different people and organisations doing great things to support people with Autism but sometimes, because our community is so large and vibrant, we can all miss things or would love to learn more about a particular opportunity. Every month we are going to visit “say Hi” to one of the different …

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Video: I am just like you

We received this from a parent and we love the message – Autism is only one part of anyone! It’s cold and miserable outside today – this will warm you up!   Image courtesy of digital art / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Cheer Up Tuesday: One Young World – “Move to Include”

We have been out there this morning and it is a cold, drab day out there! Need a cheer-up? Then, we think you should stick on the kettle, sit down and watch the video below. One Young World, a major international youth leadership conference, took place in Dublin last weekend. The conference brought together 1300 …

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