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AsIAm Condemns Cut to Rehabilitative Training Allowance

AsIAm, Ireland’s national autism charity, has condemned the Health Service Executive’s decision to cut the Rehabilitative Training (RT) allowance. The allowance, currently paid out at €31.80 per week, is available to school-leavers with a disability who take part in training programmes. These aim to support students’ progression to further education and employment. The €31.80 is …

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Teach Me AsIAm Early Years Programme Arrives at Limerick

Up to sixty early years professionals attended the ‘Teach Me AsIAm’ Early Years seminar in Limerick’s Mary Immaculate College this week. The seminar was addressed by AsIAm’s CEO Adam Harris, who spelled out the importance of the programme, before the seminar’s beginning saying that ultimately “Teach Me AsIAm is more than addressing best practices in …

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DCU Autism-Friendly Campus Launched Today

Dublin City University was recognised as the world’s first autism-friendly university by AsIAm today. The designation marks the conclusion of an 18- month research project, led by Dr Mary Rose Sweeney in collaboration with Professor Teresa Burke DCU School of Nursing and Human Sciences along with AsIAm and Specialisterne Ireland, a specialist recruitment and support …

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