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Football For All: Inclusive Sport in Ireland

  Young people with additional needs have struggled during lockdown; along with the disruptions to school, their opportunity to get out and socialise has been extremely limited. However, even before the COVID19 pandemic, lack of opportunities to make friends and pursue their interests is a long-standing issue in our community. Michael Kennedy, who previously served …

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Community Voices: Nóra Nic Oireachtaigh and Bullying

The following piece is the final piece in our series covering bullying and autism. The first part discussed it in a professional context and the second (largely) discussed bullying in a school context. This final piece hopes to portray how yesterday’s bullying can potentially become tomorrow’s abuse. This article is recommended for a mature audience …

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Kevin Hanly – The Achievements That Can Be Made With Being Autistic!

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As we come to the end of World Autism Month 2019, autistic advocate and Tipperary GAA supporter Kevin Hanly looks back at the month and how things have changed for autistic people, and shares his journey to self-belief and confidence (featuring the Tipperary footballers)! “The Tipp Footballers are a big part of my success” As …

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Joan McDonald – Introduction to Autistic Paddies

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You may have met Autistic Paddies at our last National Autism Conference last October, the Facebook group for autistic adults aged 18+ from or based in Ireland that’s on the rise. In this blog, group facilitator and moderator Joan McDonald talks us through her own autism diagnosis, her search for community in Ireland, and how …

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SuperValu and AsIAm Inclusive Communities Award

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AsIAm and SuperValu have a strong partnership in supporting communities to become autism-friendly. Our partnership has seen the roll-out of Autism-Friendly Shopping in over 100 SuperValu stores across Ireland and the development of the Autism-Friendly Town Initiative. We believe communities that are fully accessible for autistic people are stronger, more sustainable places to live. We …

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Our Week Online – 3/3/2019

Welcome to Our Week Online – because these days, media is all about the signal boost. In the UK, research has found that 1 in 5 women presenting to UK anorexia clinics may be autistic and tailored therapies and treatments for autistic patients should be implemented, says Autistica. Research from Australia has found that injuries …

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Help Raise Funds For AsIAm By Taking Part In The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon 2020

Help Raise Funds For AsIAm By Taking Part In The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon 2020   Date: Sunday, 31st May 2020 Time: 2:00pm Starting location: Fitzwilliam St Upper, Dublin 2 Distance: 10 kilometres/6.2 miles Register your interest to join #TeamAsIAm for the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon 2020! If you’d like to support our work to make Ireland a more …

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Noel Ward and Michael McEnery’s April Ultra-Marathon in aid of AsIAm!

Autism Awareness Month is coming up soon in April, and two men are planning to give it their all to raise funds for AsIAm. Noel Ward and Michael McEnery will run 50 kilometres per day for 30 consecutive days across Ireland! They are accepting donations on their iDonate page here, and the funds collected will go …

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