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#Autism

# autism - Sunday 12 November, 2017

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

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

Nov 12th 2017, 6:30 AM 10,913 Views 7 Comments

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
# Mick Wallace

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

Nov 8th 2017, 2:25 PM 11,987 Views 21 Comments

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
# Distress
# Distress

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

Nov 6th 2017, 5:12 PM 15,132 Views 11 Comments

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'
# Autism
# Autism

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

Oct 21st 2017, 6:30 AM 21,262 Views 8 Comments

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
# Pablo

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

Sep 27th 2017, 9:43 PM 41,193 Views 15 Comments

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
# Adrienne Murphy
# Adrienne Murphy

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

Sep 14th 2017, 3:42 PM 17,851 Views 32 Comments

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
# Research
# Research

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

Jul 20th 2017, 6:05 AM 7,733 Views 23 Comments

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
# Spectrum
# Spectrum

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

Jul 12th 2017, 11:55 AM 12,798 Views 12 Comments

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
# Belfast
# Belfast

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

Jul 2nd 2017, 8:30 PM 66,098 Views 0 Comments

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
# Disability
# Disability

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

Jun 29th 2017, 9:55 PM 25,519 Views 21 Comments

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
# Homeopathy
# Homeopathy

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

Jun 24th 2017, 7:40 AM 19,454 Views 37 Comments

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
# Less Stress
# Less Stress

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

Jun 19th 2017, 12:38 PM 12,125 Views 13 Comments

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
# Travelling
# Travelling

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

Apr 2nd 2017, 7:00 AM 9,439 Views 5 Comments

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'
# Seeing Yourself On Screen
# Seeing Yourself On Screen

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

Mar 26th 2017, 7:45 AM 15,100 Views 12 Comments

Representations of people with autism can be full of stereotypes.

# autism - Monday 20 March, 2017

'The big question was - how do we do this?': Sesame Street welcomes new character who has autism
# Meet Julia
# Meet Julia

'The big question was - how do we do this?': Sesame Street welcomes new character who has autism

Mar 20th 2017, 6:09 PM 16,471 Views 37 Comments

Julia is the name of the new character.

# autism - Sunday 12 March, 2017

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

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

Mar 12th 2017, 7:30 PM 5,078 Views 34 Comments

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

# autism - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

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

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

Dec 21st 2016, 1:53 PM 18,274 Views 4 Comments

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

# autism - Sunday 27 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 27th 2016, 11:46 AM 11,265 Views 2 Comments

“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
# Irish Guide Dogs
# Irish Guide Dogs

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

Oct 31st 2016, 8:00 AM 13,017 Views 17 Comments

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
# Endocrine System
# Endocrine System

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

Oct 22nd 2016, 7:15 AM 15,087 Views 24 Comments

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

# autism - Saturday 24 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 24th 2016, 2:53 PM 13,183 Views 3 Comments

“Never have five letters cut me so deep.”

# autism - Sunday 18 September, 2016

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 16,696 Views 38 Comments

A study of mice suggests so.

# autism - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Environmentalists delighted after autism society cancels 'lethal' balloon release
# Sea Turtles
# Sea Turtles

Environmentalists delighted after autism society cancels 'lethal' balloon release

Sep 6th 2016, 3:46 PM 16,815 Views 32 Comments

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
# Insult
# Insult

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

Aug 16th 2016, 3:06 PM 48,499 Views 66 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
# Ill-equipped
# Ill-equipped

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

Aug 9th 2016, 10:00 AM 18,422 Views 43 Comments

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
# 1 In 65
# 1 In 65

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

Jul 16th 2016, 8:30 AM 37,313 Views 158 Comments

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
# HIQA
# HIQA

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

Jul 11th 2016, 7:52 PM 20,054 Views 21 Comments

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

# autism - Saturday 11 June, 2016

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

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

Jun 11th 2016, 10:22 AM 6,826 Views 4 Comments

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
# Water Therapy
# Water Therapy

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

Jun 6th 2016, 7:30 PM 18,714 Views 5 Comments

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
# Difficult Process
# Difficult Process

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

Apr 27th 2016, 7:19 PM 27,093 Views 34 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 27th 2016, 6:05 AM 42,057 Views 169 Comments

Autism advocacy groups have protested against the event.

# autism - Sunday 17 April, 2016

This Irish boy gave an amazing Snapchat interview on what it's like to have autism
# Autism Awareness Month
From The Daily Edge
# Autism Awareness Month

This Irish boy gave an amazing Snapchat interview on what it's like to have autism

Apr 17th 2016, 6:02 PM 10,058 Views 3 Comments

Sean’s heartfelt chat with uncle James Kavanagh is now going viral on Facebook.

# autism - Friday 15 April, 2016

"Like being in a train station in downtown Beijing" - what it's like to live life with autism
# As I Am
# As I Am

"Like being in a train station in downtown Beijing" - what it's like to live life with autism

Apr 15th 2016, 6:03 AM 16,515 Views 8 Comments

21-year-old Adam Harris was diagnosed with autism when he was just five. He says it’s time Ireland learned to understand and engage with the condition.

# autism - Sunday 3 April, 2016

Here are ten things you can do for people with autism that won't cost you a penny
# Opinion
# Opinion

Here are ten things you can do for people with autism that won't cost you a penny

Apr 3rd 2016, 2:15 PM 5,868 Views 48 Comments

“Having autism defines no one.”

# autism - Saturday 13 February, 2016

Here's why smiling really is contagious
# Cheese
# Cheese

Here's why smiling really is contagious

Feb 13th 2016, 8:45 AM 14,542 Views 5 Comments

Say cheese!

# autism - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Election candidate told she is a "suicide waiting to happen" after releasing anti-Pegida video
# Vile
# Vile

Election candidate told she is a "suicide waiting to happen" after releasing anti-Pegida video

Feb 10th 2016, 3:31 PM 34,518 Views 172 Comments

“The fact that they are also targeting my children is disgusting.”

# autism - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Scientists have created monkeys who have autism
# Brainwave
# Brainwave

Scientists have created monkeys who have autism

Jan 26th 2016, 11:40 AM 14,904 Views 107 Comments

It could mean better research and a possible cure.

# autism - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Dublin is to get Europe's first autism-friendly campus
# DCU
# DCU

Dublin is to get Europe's first autism-friendly campus

Jan 20th 2016, 12:59 PM 18,063 Views 16 Comments

Unemployment among those on the autism spectrum is around 80%, despite many having third-level degrees.

# autism - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

French woman who came to Ireland 'to protect' autistic son granted bail
# Courts
# Courts

French woman who came to Ireland 'to protect' autistic son granted bail

Dec 23rd 2015, 1:08 PM 13,548 Views 0 Comments

The court heard that the woman’s husband had travelled to France to access bail money and was arrested in connection with the case.

# autism - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

This Santa went above and beyond to hear a Christmas wish from a little boy with autism
# Act Of Kindness
From The Daily Edge
# Act Of Kindness

This Santa went above and beyond to hear a Christmas wish from a little boy with autism

Dec 2nd 2015, 7:43 AM 7,078 Views 3 Comments

Santa is the best.