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#Autism Ireland

# autism-ireland - 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-ireland - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Concerns over Dublin visit of religious group claiming it set a child with autism 'free from demons'

Autism advocacy groups have protested against the event.

# autism-ireland - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Ryanair donates to autism charity after boarding pass controversy

A spokesperson said the airline would not disclose the amount of the donation but said the airline regretted the two volunteers were charged for having their boarding passes printed.

# autism-ireland - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

From The42 "Disappointed" McAteer calls on Cluxton to apologise for punch-up Bad Boys

"Disappointed" McAteer calls on Cluxton to apologise for punch-up

LISTEN: Cluxton is no “hard man,” former Liverpool and Ireland footballer tells Newstalk’s Off The Ball.

# autism-ireland - Monday 4 April, 2011

From The42 What we learned this weekend ... Different Class This post contains videos

What we learned this weekend ...

With a few lessons that we picked up earlier today thrown in for good measure as well.

# autism-ireland - Wednesday 11 August, 2010

ANEW BRAIN scan could mean that the diagnosis of autism in adults could made within 15 minutes.

Conventional diagnosis techniques rely on observation and analysis of a person’s behaviour, which is usually a lengthy and expensive process.

Autism is a disability that affects the normal development of the brain and impacts a person’s ability to interact and communicate socially. Autism is a called a “spectrum” disorder because the symptoms and characteristics of the disorder can present themselves in a wide variety of combinations. It affects mostly males.

Experts at King’s College London have developed the technology, which they hope will eventually replace techniques for diagnosis that are currently used by medical professionals. They have said that further research will be needed before the technique can be used in clinical practice.

Since the study has shown a 90% success rate in detecting ASD in adults, researchers are hoping that they might be able to extend the technique to diagnosing children as well.

The difficulty in diagnosing children means that young people often suffer delays in treatment, prolonging distress and reducing a person’s quality of life.

For more information go to Irish Autism Action.