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We are excited to announce a new monthly competition on AsIAm.ie! Every month we will ask users to give us their views and experiences on a specific topic relevant to Autism and one lucky winner will walk away with a prize!

By participating you will have your voice heard and help to direct our advocacy work! You will also be added to our mailing list so that we can keep you up to date on aspects of our work which may interest you.

ellen book picThis month we want to know about your experiences of the Irish education system, whether you are a person with Autism or a parent/family member. The below survey is quick and easy to complete and your name or personal details will not be published in anyway, shape or form.

This competition is open until 5pm on Wednesday 14th September and one lucky winner will receive a copy of leading autism advocates’, Ellen Notbohm and  Veronica Zysk, book “1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism or Asperger’s”. This book is a really great resource for any member of the Autism community. You can find out more about Ellen here and more about the book here

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    by - 17 October, 2018

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    by - 16 October, 2018

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    What Strategies can I use for my Non-Verbal Child to ease their Transition?

    by - 28 September, 2018

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    by - 21 September, 2018

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    How can I Explain My Child’s Sensory Needs to their New Teacher?

    by - 19 September, 2018

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    What’s an Individual Education Plan (IEP) & how can I Set One Up for My Child?

    by - 18 September, 2018

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    by - 11 September, 2018

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    What Resources are Available to Support Families on their Transitions in School?

    by - 7 September, 2018

    There is a wide range of resources available to support parents and children on this exciting jou...[...]

    Is it a Good Idea to Arrange a Meeting with their Teacher? If so, What Should I Ask?

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    by - 31 August, 2018

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    by - 27 June, 2018

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    Melissa Mooney: Autism is a Superpower!

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    NCSE’s Review of Special Needs Assistants Explained

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    by - 6 May, 2018

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    Interview: Jody O’Neill – Autism & Entrepreneurship

    by - 4 May, 2018

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    by - 23 April, 2018

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    Aisling Foran: Listening & Social Groups

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    Check In & Ask

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    Conducting Autism-Friendly Interviews

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    Creating a Quiet Space

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    Create a “Social story” for your business or organisation

    by - 15 April, 2018

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    Making Written Communication Clear

    by - 14 April, 2018

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    Making Your Organisation Sensory-Friendly

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    Autism & Stereotyping

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    by - 6 April, 2018

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    Sensory Awareness in Practice

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    Teach Me AsIAm Early Years Programme Arrives at Limerick

    by - 30 March, 2018

    Up to sixty early years professionals attended the ‘Teach Me AsIAm’ Early Years seminar in Limeri...[...]

    DCU Launches First Ever Autism-Friendly Campus

    by - 22 March, 2018

    Dublin City University was recognised as the world’s first autism-friendly university by AsIAm to...[...]

    Top Tips for an Autism-Friendly St Patrick’s Day

    by - 16 March, 2018

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    Interview: DCU School of Special & Inclusive Education

    by - 13 March, 2018

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    AsIAm Cautiously Welcomes the UNCRPD’s Ratification

    by - 8 March, 2018

    AsIAm welcomes the government’s ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Pe...[...]

    ‘Teach Me As I Am’ Early Years Training Programme Update

    by - 3 March, 2018

    AsIAm launched the ‘Teach Me As I Am’ Early Years Autism Programme in North Dublin on Monday 19th...[...]

    Changes In Routine: What do I do?

    by - 28 February, 2018

    Changes in schedule or routine can make autistic people – children as well as adults – anxious an...[...]

    Secondary School Workshop at Colaiste Gleann Lí

    by - 28 February, 2018

    This week, Adam Harris visited Colaiste Gleann Lí in Tralee, Co. Kerry, as part of AsIAm’s second...[...]

    AsIAm CEO Addresses SuperValu 2018 Conference

    by - 27 February, 2018

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    Welcome to our new Board of Directors members!

    by - 22 February, 2018

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    Nicole Duggan: My Boy Blue

    by - 19 February, 2018

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    Spotlight: Autism Spectrum Fitness

    by - 15 February, 2018

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    Interview: YLT’s Ben Rowsome & his Garda Youth Award

    by - 9 February, 2018

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    Recap: Why don’t You start Autism-Friendly Practice?

    by - 6 February, 2018

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    Welcome Progress on Ratifying UN Disabilities Convention in Ireland

    by - 30 January, 2018

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    AsIAm CEO Condemns Irish Rail’s Quiet Carriages Phasing-Out

    by - 26 January, 2018

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    Announcing our ‘Teach Me As I Am’ Early Years Programme

    by - 12 January, 2018

    AsIAm are delighted to announce the dates and locations for our new training programme for early ...[...]

    Interview: Dr John Hillery

    by - 10 January, 2018

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    Brian Irwin: Accessibility & Finding the Supports You Need

    by - 19 December, 2017

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    by - 14 December, 2017

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    AsIAm CEO attends SuperValu Autism-Friendly Shopping Project Launch

    by - 1 December, 2017

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    Kevin Hanly: “Take it One Day at a Time”

    by - 28 November, 2017

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    Eleanor Walsh: “You Matter!”

    by - 23 November, 2017

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    Brian Irwin: Sensory Overload & Meltdowns

    by - 8 November, 2017

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    Interview: PRISM DLR Autism Support Group

    by - 25 October, 2017

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    Laura Crean: Just what is a ‘successful’ transition?

    by - 17 October, 2017

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    Kevin McLoughlin: ‘Look At Me Now’

    by - 4 October, 2017

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    Louise Ryan: Knowing Parents’ Rights for Your Child’s Education

    by - 2 October, 2017

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    Socialising & Building Social Skills

    by - 29 September, 2017

    Amid preparing for school or for college, whilst we’re often completely caught up worrying if we’...[...]

    AsIAm Founder & CEO Adam Harris Speaks at Mary Immaculate College

    by - 25 September, 2017

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    Joanne Weller: Back to Education and Transitioning from School to College and Further Education

    by - 22 September, 2017

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    Kevin Hanly: New Journeys Starting College

    by - 1 September, 2017

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    Spotlight: HSE ASD Review

    by - 30 August, 2017

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    Spotlight: Dr Temple Grandin in Cork

    by - 21 August, 2017

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    Autism and the Internet: Keeping Yourself Safe Online

    by - 11 August, 2017

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    Spotlight: Sensory Room at the Sligo Clayton Hotel

    by - 2 August, 2017

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    by - 25 July, 2017

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    Spotlight: Middletown Centre for Autism

    by - 24 July, 2017

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    Adam Kennefick: Autism Through My Eyes

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    by - 13 July, 2017

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    by - 13 July, 2017

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    Interview: Autism, Tipp G.A.A. and Me

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    by - 17 March, 2017

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    Stepping off the treadmill: Getting a Diagnosis as an Adult

    by - 10 March, 2017

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    by - 8 March, 2017

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    NEW SERIES – “AutismQs” – Your Questions, Answered

    by - 9 September, 2016

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

    by - 8 September, 2016

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    Yvonne Newbold: Top Tips for Parents at the start of the School Year

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    Michael Ryan: Secondary School – Getting off to the right start

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