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#Autism

From TheJournal.ie High Court quashes decision to expel teenage boy with autism from secondary school Courts

High Court quashes decision to expel teenage boy with autism from secondary school

The teen was alleged to have engaged in “unpredictable, aggressive and violent behaviour in the school”.

From TheJournal.ie Concern hundreds of children with autism could be without school places in September Education

Concern hundreds of children with autism could be without school places in September

Last month the Department of Education served statutory notices on 18 schools and two patrol bodies in the Dublin 15 area urging them to make additional provision.

From TheJournal.ie High Court grants review of decision not to approve child with Down Syndrome for schooling scheme Education

High Court grants review of decision not to approve child with Down Syndrome for schooling scheme

The July Provision Scheme provides funding for extended schooling for children with ASD and severe/profound learning disability.

From TheJournal.ie Some autistic children 'unable to attend school' due to lack of supports Autism

Some autistic children 'unable to attend school' due to lack of supports

Some 33% of parents said they were waiting one to two years for a place to become available.

The importance of #RileysChallenge, and how it almost got taken off Instagram

Now’s your chance to learn Lámh.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Teaching unions' stance on education plans for students with disabilities sets a worrying precedent Opinion

Opinion: Teaching unions' stance on education plans for students with disabilities sets a worrying precedent

I believe that the unions are targeting industrial action at a minority and that this sets a worrying precedent for all minority groups, writes Adam Harris.

From TheJournal.ie This futuristic pod is making college life easier for students with autism DCU

This futuristic pod is making college life easier for students with autism

The sensory pod helps students take a break away from the hustle and bustle of college life.

From TheJournal.ie Too loud, too bright, too fast, too tight: Christmas can be a nightmare of anxiety for children with autism Opinion

Too loud, too bright, too fast, too tight: Christmas can be a nightmare of anxiety for children with autism

The wish for all families is that they have their perfect Christmas but that may mean adjusting expectations to find what works in a family with autism, writes Tara Matthews.

From TheJournal.ie Anti-vaccination myths can have devastating impacts on uptake rates, Harris warns EU Vaccines

Anti-vaccination myths can have devastating impacts on uptake rates, Harris warns EU

There has been an increase in HPV uptake rates to 65% in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Short home movies of children can be used to diagnose autism, study finds Diagnostics

Short home movies of children can be used to diagnose autism, study finds

“Home videos catches the child in his or her natural environment,” researchers said.

From TheJournal.ie This Santa's grotto is being adapted for an Autism-friendly experience for children Waterford

This Santa's grotto is being adapted for an Autism-friendly experience for children

Winterval is hosting an Autism-friendly evening on 13 December at the Old Postal Sorting Centre in Waterford.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin mother concerned about son's regression as Autism unit closes due to school building defects Tyrrelstown

Dublin mother concerned about son's regression as Autism unit closes due to school building defects

“This could have a knock-on effect for months. Regression is a real possibility.” Olga Morgan is concerned about her son, Andy.

From TheJournal.ie School launches High Court challenge over decision requiring it to enrol boy with autism Courts

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

The student involved cannot be identified for legal reasons.

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

'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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Clonakilty wants to become Ireland's first autism-friendly town First Of Its Kind

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'You're an incapable mother. Your child shouldn't be allowed out' Autism Awareness Training

'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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie '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.

From TheJournal.ie Lidl Ireland apologises to mum and son who were told to leave store with autism assistance dog Discrimination

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.

From TheJournal.ie New blood and urine tests can indicate autism in children earlier Early Development

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Fees at centre for residents with autism to be probed over concerns about 'unknown criteria' Dunfirth Farm

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.

From TheJournal.ie Mother told to call gardaí for her autistic son as HSE services were shut at the weekend Mick Wallace

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Physically and psychologically abusive' situation reported at Kilkenny care centre Distress

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'I consider myself a success, to someone else that might mean working four hours a week' Autism

'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.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ launches 'groundbreaking' new series whose main character and cast are on the autism spectrum Pablo

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'He beats his head off walls and draws blood' - Mother's appeal for supports for son who has autism Adrienne Murphy

'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”.

From TheJournal.ie Children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy only at small risk of autism Research

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

Experts say this isn’t a cause for alarm.

From TheJournal.ie New bill to support children with autism after 20,000 people sign petition for it Spectrum

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.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation underway after teacher was recorded screaming at young pupil with autism Belfast

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'He pinned my arms down and he strangled me': Couple with challenged son call for more support Disability

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Ad which claimed homeopathy treatment helped children with autism overcome symptoms banned Homeopathy

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.

From TheJournal.ie The FAI is making it easier for children with autism to go to football matches Less Stress

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.

From TheJournal.ie Shannon Airport has opened the first airport sensory room in Europe for people with autism Travelling

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”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Some people think that every person with autism is like Rain Man, or a wizard at maths' Seeing Yourself On Screen

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'The big question was - how do we do this?': Sesame Street welcomes new character who has autism Meet Julia
From TheJournal.ie 'I want to show that someone who can't speak thinks many thoughts, understands everything' Autism And Me

'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.

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.

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.

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