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Autistic Pride Part 2

We now move onto part two of the Autistic Pride Online coverage. Thank you for bearing with us. Condensing eleven hours into a readable format is no picnic! Mark Blake:Co-Founder and President of the Autistic League was next. The Autism League is a collaboration between writers, filmmakers, photographers, social media talent and activists with the …

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Autistic Pride 2020 Part One

We hope you all enjoyed celebrating Autistic Pride 2020, especially our friends at Autistic Paddies. Given the length of Autistic Pride Alliance’s Online Celebration, coverage will be split into several parts. As mentioned in our previous piece on Pride, the event is independent of any organisation and exists solely as a community project. As such …

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“I think many of the people put blame on themselves more than the college” Autism and Dropping Out of University

Between the sensory changes, new routines and demanding workloads, starting university can be especially challenging for students on the spectrum. Despite supports from Disability Services and Student Unions, students sometimes feel they have no option but to drop out. Dr. Eilidh Cage and Jack Howes (National Autistic Society) recently published a paper on this phenomenon. …

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Echo’s Bones Call For Participants Aged 15-21

Are you an autistic young person aged 15-21 living in north Dublin and interested in creative writing, acting, or filmmaking? Echo’s Bones is an ambitious, collaborative project to produce a short film with a group of autistic young people in North Dublin. Their starting point will be to respond to short stories by Samuel Beckett, …

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Conor McDermott : Autism and Airports

Conor McDermott has recently completed a research project for his undergraduate in Occupational Therapy. The project is a survey based on interviews with three autistic adults about their experiences going to airports. The findings can be seen here. Tell me about how and why you settled on this topic for your research project The research …

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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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An Garda Síochána and An Post Announce New Supports during COVID-19 Outbreak

Both the Gardaí Síochána and An Post have pledged supports to the most vulnerable members of society, including those with additional needs. Deputy Commissioner Twomey remarks “As a community at this time we need more than ever to support the most vulnerable in our society, particularly our elderly and isolated.  An Garda Síochána has always …

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Adrian Carroll: Impact of COVID-19 on Autistic Employees

Like many others facing difficult times, autistic people will largely have the same concerns about the potential disruption COVID-19 will cause to their livelihood and their daily routine. While people with pre-existing health conditions are particularly at risk from COVID-19, particularly people with respiratory or immune conditions, chronic pain conditions or conditions like Down Syndrome, …

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