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Fri 10 May ~ Community Support: Adult Diagnosis ~ Ennis, Co. Clare
Location: Temple Hotel, Clonroad Beg, Ennis, Co. Clare, V95 HOXK
Date: Friday the 10 May 2019
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Open to the Public

AsIAm in association with SuperValu is delighted to bring our latest Community Support seminar Autism: Adult Diagnosis to the Temple Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare! Register your free place here.

This talk will be given by Dr Linda O’Rourke and Joan McDonald.

Dr Linda O’Rourke is a dual qualified Consultant Psychiatrist with specialist training in general adult psychiatry, psychiatry of intellectual disability and autism. She is the Director of Core Clinical, a specialist multidisciplinary team providing assessment, diagnosis, intervention, therapy and support to adults with neurodevelopmental conditions including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Dr O’Rourke will discuss:

  • Why might a person reach adulthood without being diagnosed
  • What features may warrant further assessment
  • What an assessment entails
  • Mental health and autism
  • Treatment of mental health conditions

Joan McDonald is a sister to a man with classic autism, a teacher, former Special Educational Needs Officer (SENO), and has an M.Ed. in Autism. Since her own autism diagnosis, Joan went on to found the social media group Autistic Paddies, for autistic adults in Ireland.

If you need any further assistance please contact michael@asiam.ie.

Tea and Coffee will be provided on the evening.

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