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What I (Don’t) Know About Autism: Jody O’Neill and Dónal Gallagher

What I (Don’t) Know About Autism will shortly begin its run in the Peacock stage in the Abbey. The play, containing a mix of autistic and neurotypical actors, contains a wild mix of characters and situations. It is intended to promote autism acceptance and celebrate autistic identity. I sat down with the play’s writer (and …

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Robert Byrne’s Sensory Pod

Today we sit down with Robert Byrne, creator of the sensory pod. Adapting the capsule hotels commonly found in Asia, Byrne created a new piece of assistive technology. The pod is roghly the side of a sunbed and is an excellent resource for anyone with sensory needs. What led to the pod’s creation? Our main …

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AsIAm CEO Speaks before the Oireachtas Education Committee

AsIAm Founder and CEO Adam Harris called on the Department of Education to deliver training to teachers and schools across the country for their autistic pupils.  Speaking before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills on Wednesday, Mr Harris made a series of five recommendations, stressing the need for building inclusive learning settings for …

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