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Our Week Online – 2/12/2018

Welcome to Our Week Online. This is the biggest roundup so far, but it was a big week! Go and boil the kettle so. In new measures announced by the Government this week, people on disability allowance will be allowed to earn up to €427 a week and still keep their medical card. This measure …

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Our Week Online – 11/11/2018

It’s Sunday, winter has definitely arrived, and there’s only six weeks to Christmas! Welcome to Our Week Online. Six autistic secondary pupils in Co. Kildare finally started school this week, nine weeks since the beginning of the academic year, after the completion of their school’s new autism unit was delayed. In the United States, midterm …

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Interview: Nicholas Ryan-Purcell

Nicholas Ryan-Purcell is an autistic filmmaker from Co. Tipperary. His latest film is called This is Nicholas – Living With Autism, a documentary about his experiences of growing up in Tipperary with autism and depression. Following its premiere at the 2018 NYC Mental Health Film Festival, This Is Nicholas is screening at the Irish Film Institute in …

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Our Week Online – 28/10/2018

It’s Sunday, Halloween is almost here, Ireland is (hopefully) done with voting for the year, and tomorrow’s a Bank Holiday Monday. Lovely. Welcome to Our Week Online. This week it was announced that three schools in Co. Dublin would close immediately due to building defects following inspections from the Department of Education, with a further …

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Research Opportunity: Building Inclusive Healthcare for People with Autism, NUI Galway

AsIAm.ie is delighted to share this research opportunity with our users. If you are interested in taking part please read the information below and contact Chloe Walsh at chloe.walsh@nuigalway.ie. The School of Medicine, NUI Galway are seeking participants for a research study which aims to improve healthcare for people on the autism spectrum. Adults who are …

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Laura Gleasure: Am I Autistic?

Autism is often thought of as an ‘invisible’ difference in people living with it. Many of its key traits aren’t always obvious in daily life, making it difficult to spot for friends, colleagues and even family members. Equally, thinking in rigid definitions of autism can limit our understanding of what is a complex condition. Laura …

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AsIAm official charity partner at the forthcoming Arsenal vs Chelsea match

It was with great pride and excitement that we announce today that AsIAm will be charity partner at the forthcoming Arsenal vs Chelsea International Club Championship match in the Aviva Stadium on 1st August. This is a fantastic opportunity for AsIAm to promote autism-friendly practise to a large audience. You can get your tickets on Friday …

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Check In & Ask

Day #17 of our #AsImChallenge is about checking in and asking. Successful autism inclusion is an ongoing and community-wide effort. AsIAm is challenging you today to begin building an autism-friendly community. The condition may be well known but it is still not widely understood. Confusion and a lack of awareness of its basic traits, such …

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