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What is an Autism Strategy & What’s Happening Tomorrow with Sinn Féin’s Private Member’s Motion?

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Tomorrow evening, Sinn Féin will be submitting a Private Member’s Bill to establish an All-Party Oireachtas Committee on Autism to mark World Autism Day. This is the first of its kind in Ireland and calls for the development and implementation of an interdepartmental Autism Empowerment Strategy. This Strategy will seek to assess current shortcomings from …

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What We Learned – Parent Wellness and Self-Care

Last week we held our Community Support event in Tipperary on Parent Well-Being and Self-Care. Thank you to those of you who were able to come, but if you couldn’t make it, don’t worry! We have some of the key points summarised below, as well as live streams from the event – Part One and …

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Community Support Update and FAQs

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We want to give you all an update on our Community Support seminars so far! We’ve held five events around the country, with really positive feedback coming from each, which we’re so grateful for. As Michael, our Community Support Officer who organises these events says, “We’re not homeward bound yet but we’re on the racecourse!” …

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Are You Ready to make Your Clonakilty Commitment for Autism?

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AsIAm and SuperValu were proud to partner with the community of Clonakilty in creating Ireland’s first ever autism-friendly town. We were delighted with the positive response to this pilot project and would like to invite interested communities right across the country to achieve their own autism-friendly accredited status. This initiative, also known as the Clonakilty …

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What We Learned – Community Support: Puberty and Sexuality

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Last night we held our Puberty and Sexuality Community Support seminar in Co. Wicklow, and we’re very grateful to all who came along and to those who watched our livestream. If you couldn’t make it, here are some key notes from our two brilliant speakers! You can watch our livestream here, and view Davida Hartman’s Powerpoint …

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What We Learned – Community Support: Independent Living and Housing

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Last week we held our first 2019 Community Support event in Ratoath, County Meath, on the topic of Independent Living and Housing, sponsored by SuperValu. Here’s the two PowerPoint presentations kindly provided by our speakers, Darragh Byrne from Gheel Autism Services and Gretta Fitzgerald from DOCTRID. If you didn’t make it on the night, the …

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We’re Hiring: Training Officers & Administrative Assistant

2019 will be an important year for AsIAm as we work to deepen our impact across the country and advance our goal of building an autism-friendly Ireland. To help us achieve this, we are excited to announce that we are recruiting three new positions for our team – Training Officer (General), Training Officer (Early Years …

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Community Support – Autism in the Home, University College Cork, Cork

AsIAm is hosting twenty four Community Support Seminar talks around the country over the next twelve months. These events are for the autism community, on issues important to the community, informed by the community. All of these events will be free to attend, but places must be booked on our Eventbrite page (see below). All …

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Community Support – Autism and the Law, RCSI, Dublin

AsIAm is hosting twenty four Community Support Seminar talks around the country over the next twelve months. These events are for the autism community, on issues important to the community, informed by the community. All of these events will be free to attend, but places must be booked on our Eventbrite page (see below). All Community Support events …

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Don’t Forget: Take Our Community Support Survey 2018

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We at AsIAm would like to give a big thank you to everyone who’s taken our Community Support Survey so far and given us their views. It’s really important to us that we work with the best interests of the autism community in Ireland at heart, and that means that we need the community to …

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