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Conor McDermott : Autism and Airports

Conor McDermott has recently completed a research project for his undergraduate in Occupational Therapy. The project is a survey based on interviews with three autistic adults about their experiences going to airports. The findings can be seen here. Tell me about how and why you settled on this topic for your research project The research …

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Explainer: Leaving Certificate Rules 2020

What’s a Calculated Grade? Calculated grades are grades which are based on how an individual pupil is expected to perform in an exam, as well as how past pupils from the same school have performed previously. How are they calculated?  They are scored using statistics gathered across a period of time during a two-step process. …

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AsIAm’s Open Letter to the Party Leaders

AsIAm has written to the leaders of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, and the Green Party to stress the importance of an Autism Empowerment Strategy’s inclusion in the next Programme for Government. Speaking today, AsIAm CEO Adam Harris said: “As we enter the formal phase of negotiations, it’s absolutely vital that manifesto commitments to legisliate for …

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Hannah O’Dwyer: Resources for Learning at Home

Many young students across the country have had their education massively impacted by the COVID19. While the future remains uncertain in the short term for end of year exams, there may be many young people across the country eager to continue a routine. For this reason we’ve compiled a handy list of resources to aid …

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An Garda Síochána and An Post Announce New Supports during COVID-19 Outbreak

Both the Gardaí Síochána and An Post have pledged supports to the most vulnerable members of society, including those with additional needs. Deputy Commissioner Twomey remarks “As a community at this time we need more than ever to support the most vulnerable in our society, particularly our elderly and isolated.  An Garda Síochána has always …

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Coronavirus Isolation Children’s Social Story *Text Only*

  Your daily routine of going to school will be different and this might feel stressful. This is ok, we must do this to keep everyone feeling well. Everyone is off school and you won’t miss any classes or fun.        When ‘self – isolating’, these are some things that you should do. …

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#HappierHealthierLonger General Election Campaign Debrief

Throughout the General Election, AsIAm had one key message: Ireland needs an Autism Empowerment Strategy. This page contains a debriefing of our #HappierHealthierLonger campaign, including what we did and what our plans for the future are. What did we do? We wrote to each candidate standing in every constituency across the country, from all political …

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General Election Manifestos Review

In the lead-up to polling day, it’s important that you know where each of the political parties stand on key issues. AsIAm has called on every party standing in the General Election to prioritise supports for autistic people and their families across Ireland. We have campaigned for each one to include a commitment to legislate …

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Adam Harris Appointed To HSE Programme Board

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AsIAm are pleased to announce that our Chief Executive Officer Adam Harris, will be joining the HSE Autism Programme Board at its next meeting on Monday 20th January. We have long sought for autistic voices and those of their families’ to be represented on the Board. AsIAm has been proactively campaigning for an Autism Empowerment …

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