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#Autism Spectrum Disorder

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The long wait for autism assessment: 'From cautiously optimistic to desperately worried'
# Assessing Autism
# Assessing Autism

The long wait for autism assessment: 'From cautiously optimistic to desperately worried'

Aug 25th 2020, 7:30 PM 20,179 Views 17 Comments

‘Starting primary school was always going to be difficult but now I am concerned that it will be deeply traumatic and damaging.’

Three-quarters of children with autism not getting needs met in public system
# Waiting For Therapy
# Waiting For Therapy

Three-quarters of children with autism not getting needs met in public system

Feb 21st 2020, 7:31 PM 19,091 Views 37 Comments

Some families are going into debt because of their child’s condition – one to the tune of €150,000.

Scientists identify drug that could increase social interaction of people with autism
# Research
# Research

Scientists identify drug that could increase social interaction of people with autism

Sep 18th 2016, 9:15 AM 16,739 Views 38 Comments

A study of mice suggests so.

Mother to wait 11 months for 'early intervention' appointment for daughter with autism
# Mayo
# Mayo

Mother to wait 11 months for 'early intervention' appointment for daughter with autism

May 29th 2016, 2:01 PM 30,782 Views 54 Comments

Waiting lists for occupational and speech therapy appointments are at breaking point around the country.

Column: Let’s make this school year better for people with autism
# Schooling
# Schooling

Column: Let’s make this school year better for people with autism

Aug 22nd 2014, 1:00 PM 334 Views 30 Comments

What can be done to support people with autism in mainstream education? Three words: awareness, dialogue and openness.

Column: Autism certainly makes life harder – but diversity also makes societies flourish
# Autism
# Autism

Column: Autism certainly makes life harder – but diversity also makes societies flourish

Apr 2nd 2014, 7:30 PM 221 Views 42 Comments

This year, why not make a point of learning about autism? Look at people’s abilities instead of their disabilities, writes Adam Harris.

Column: Misuse of isolation rooms shows how badly we're failing autistic children
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Misuse of isolation rooms shows how badly we're failing autistic children

Jan 16th 2014, 7:30 PM 1,840 Views 45 Comments

With class sizes increasing and support services reduced, autistic children are not getting the education or the care they’re entitled to, writes Niamh Deane.

Use of isolation rooms in schools to come under government scrutiny
# ASD Units
# ASD Units

Use of isolation rooms in schools to come under government scrutiny

Jan 14th 2014, 10:51 PM 18,401 Views 65 Comments

In response to queries from this website, the Department of Education has confirmed they have requested that policy advice be developed.

TDs will be asked to vote on reversing special needs teaching cuts
# Teachers
# Teachers

TDs will be asked to vote on reversing special needs teaching cuts

Jun 21st 2013, 6:08 PM 4,174 Views 23 Comments

A Fianna Fáil motion, to be voted upon on next Wednesday, asks for increased teaching staff to meet the workload.

Cuts in teaching support for special needs children "utterly unacceptable"
# Schools
# Schools

Cuts in teaching support for special needs children "utterly unacceptable"

Jun 19th 2013, 8:03 PM 7,352 Views 41 Comments

The levels of resource teacher and special needs assistants have been maintained at 2012/2013 levels.

Tony Humphreys stands by controversial autism comments
# Tony Humphreys
# Tony Humphreys

Tony Humphreys stands by controversial autism comments

Feb 11th 2012, 12:35 PM 8,170 Views 48 Comments

Speaking on national radio this morning, the clinical psychologist said that children can shut down and stop communicating if parents don’t respond to their efforts at expression.

Controversial autism article should be retracted - PSI
# Tony Humphreys
# Tony Humphreys

Controversial autism article should be retracted - PSI

Feb 9th 2012, 4:35 PM 15,411 Views 99 Comments

The head of the professional body for psychology said that the Examiner article by Tony Humphreys was “unhelpful and likely to cause upset”.

Autism diagnosis in 15 minutes
# Autism Scan
From The Daily Edge
# Autism Scan

Autism diagnosis in 15 minutes

Aug 11th 2010, 5:43 PM 351 Views 0 Comments

A new technique for detecting autism could lead to a diagnosis of the disorder within minutes.