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#Autism

# autism - Monday 27 August, 2018

School launches High Court challenge over decision requiring it to enrol boy with autism

The student involved cannot be identified for legal reasons.

'Excitedly I rang the Dept of Education thinking our lack of funding must've been some oversight.'

Why doesn’t the government fund special classes for secondary school students with autism, asks Graham Manning.

# autism - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Bus Éireann in €5k payout over subcontractor who wouldn't let boy with autism eat toast in taxi

The taxi driver changed the routine after he bought a new car.

# autism - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Clonakilty wants to become Ireland's first autism-friendly town

We’ve heard of autism-friendly shops, but a new initiative goes even further.

# autism - Sunday 29 April, 2018

'You're an incapable mother. Your child shouldn't be allowed out'

An Autism charity hopes to dispel myths about the disorder by training shops and businesses how to deal with children who have autism.

# autism - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

From The Daily Edge Paddy McGuinness told parents of children with autism not to give up hopes of having a family holiday Paddy Mcguinness

Paddy McGuinness told parents of children with autism not to give up hopes of having a family holiday

Paddy’s four-year-old twins Penelope and Leo both have autism.

# autism - Saturday 31 March, 2018

'I’ve been that soldier, where people are tutting and rolling their eyes' Life With Autism This post contains videos

'I’ve been that soldier, where people are tutting and rolling their eyes'

Autism-friendly events are helping families have less stressful experiences at shops and cinemas.

# autism - Friday 23 March, 2018

Lidl Ireland apologises to mum and son who were told to leave store with autism assistance dog

The supermarket chain announced a major autism-awareness initiative earlier this week.

# autism - Monday 19 February, 2018

New blood and urine tests can indicate autism in children earlier

The “first of their kind” tests measure damage to proteins that can be an early indicator of autism.

# autism - Sunday 3 December, 2017

Trolleys like this can help shoppers with autism. They're being introduced by SuperValu Visual Guide This post contains videos

Trolleys like this can help shoppers with autism. They're being introduced by SuperValu

They’re being brought in as part of a wider initiative to support shoppers with autism and their families.

# autism - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Fees at centre for residents with autism to be probed over concerns about 'unknown criteria'

An inspection report found fees were still being paid into the account of a service provider that had its registration cancelled a year beforehand.

# autism - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Mother told to call gardaí for her autistic son as HSE services were shut at the weekend

Mick Wallace read the woman’s plight into the Dáíl record yesterday.

# autism - Monday 6 November, 2017

'Physically and psychologically abusive' situation reported at Kilkenny care centre

The centre provides long-term residential care to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

# autism - Saturday 21 October, 2017

'I consider myself a success, to someone else that might mean working four hours a week'

The second annual National Autism Conference is happening in Dublin today.

# autism - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

RTÉ launches 'groundbreaking' new series whose main character and cast are on the autism spectrum

Pablo is based on the real-life experiences of people with autism who contributed to the development and writing teams.

# autism - Thursday 14 September, 2017

'He beats his head off walls and draws blood' - Mother's appeal for supports for son who has autism

She says that he has been having “psychotic and violent episodes”.

# autism - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy only at small risk of autism

Experts say this isn’t a cause for alarm.

# autism - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

New bill to support children with autism after 20,000 people sign petition for it

About 600 children are born with autism in Ireland every year.

# autism - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Investigation underway after teacher was recorded screaming at young pupil with autism

The boy’s mother said her son started calling himself a bad boy and a loser after the incident.

# autism - Thursday 29 June, 2017

'He pinned my arms down and he strangled me': Couple with challenged son call for more support

Edel Dooley and her husband Anton spoke this morning on RTÉ’s Today with Sean O’Rourke about their eight-year-old son Jacob.

# autism - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Ad which claimed homeopathy treatment helped children with autism overcome symptoms banned

The Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI) made the ruling against Almond Homeopathy this week.

# autism - Monday 19 June, 2017

The FAI is making it easier for children with autism to go to football matches

The FAI have created a match day checklist that allows children with autism to enjoy their day out.

# autism - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Shannon Airport has opened the first airport sensory room in Europe for people with autism

It is tailored to be a “soothing place away from the activity of a busy airport”.

# autism - Sunday 26 March, 2017

'Some people think that every person with autism is like Rain Man, or a wizard at maths'

Representations of people with autism can be full of stereotypes.

# autism - Monday 20 March, 2017

# autism - Sunday 12 March, 2017

'I want to show that someone who can't speak thinks many thoughts, understands everything'

Fiacre is non-verbal. He wrote this himself by dictating it, pointing to letters on a board.

# autism - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

From The Daily Edge This little girl from Co Down's amazing cover of Hallelujah is going viral around the world Hallelujah

This little girl from Co Down's amazing cover of Hallelujah is going viral around the world

Kaylee Rodgers has autism and ADHD, but her teachers say singing has given her confidence.

# autism - Sunday 27 November, 2016

From The Daily Edge This lovely video of a Dublin busker jamming with a girl with autism is going viral on Facebook Beat Of My Drum

This lovely video of a Dublin busker jamming with a girl with autism is going viral on Facebook

“It meant so much to me that for once I didn’t need to say ‘Oh I’m sorry, she has autism,’” her mam told DailyEdge.ie.

# autism - Monday 31 October, 2016

Assistance dogs for children with autism available again after three-year wait

The last time the Irish Guide Dogs charity accepted applications was 2013.

# autism - Saturday 22 October, 2016

Health costs associated with pesticides 10 times higher in EU than in US

Food container chemicals are causing ADHD, autism and loss of IQ, according to medical research.

# autism - Saturday 24 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge This dad found a heartbreaking detail in his son with autism's homework No One

This dad found a heartbreaking detail in his son with autism's homework

“Never have five letters cut me so deep.”

# autism - Sunday 18 September, 2016

# autism - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Environmentalists delighted after autism society cancels 'lethal' balloon release

The Friends of the Irish Environment has called on the Government to classify balloons as litter.

# autism - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

Keith Duffy says he felt sick to his stomach after reading Irish Autism Action comments

The Boyzlife singer says he worked tirelessly for the charity and never asked for, or received, any payment.

# autism - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Teachers in charge of Ireland's special needs classes not always qualified

They often feel ill-equipped to meet the needs of their students, a new ESRI report has found.

# autism - Saturday 16 July, 2016

Rate of autism among Irish school students much higher than previously estimated

14,000 students in Ireland have an autism diagnosis – that’s one in every 65.

# autism - Monday 11 July, 2016

HSE steps in after serious safety concerns for more than 40 people with autism

It follows Hiqa inspections at centres in Meath, Wexford and Kildare.

# autism - Saturday 11 June, 2016

From The Daily Edge Loads of people are sending cards to this autistic teen who celebrated her birthday alone Cards For Hallee

Loads of people are sending cards to this autistic teen who celebrated her birthday alone

Hallee Sorenson spent her 18th birthday alone when none of her friends showed up.

# autism - Monday 6 June, 2016

How a dip in a pool can help open up a new world for children with autism

Research shows that water therapy for children with autism can relax them, satisfying sensory needs, and making them more open to communicating with others and learning.

# autism - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

"I cried": Cork mother on hearing her triplets had been diagnosed with autism

“It’s a grieving process and that’s what I stress to other parents,” Avlyn McKeown said.

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