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#Autism

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.

From TheJournal.ie Assistance dogs for children with autism available again after three-year wait Irish Guide Dogs

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Health costs associated with pesticides 10 times higher in EU than in US Endocrine System

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.

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

“Never have five letters cut me so deep.”

From TheJournal.ie Scientists identify drug that could increase social interaction of people with autism Research
From TheJournal.ie Environmentalists delighted after autism society cancels 'lethal' balloon release Sea Turtles

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.

From TheJournal.ie Keith Duffy says he felt sick to his stomach after reading Irish Autism Action comments Insult

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.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers in charge of Ireland's special needs classes not always qualified Ill-equipped

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.

From TheJournal.ie Rate of autism among Irish school students much higher than previously estimated 1 In 65

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.

From TheJournal.ie HSE steps in after serious safety concerns for more than 40 people with autism HIQA

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie How a dip in a pool can help open up a new world for children with autism Water Therapy

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.

From TheJournal.ie "I cried": Cork mother on hearing her triplets had been diagnosed with autism Difficult Process

"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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Here are ten things you can do for people with autism that won't cost you a penny Opinion
From TheJournal.ie Here's why smiling really is contagious Cheese

Here's why smiling really is contagious

Say cheese!

From TheJournal.ie Election candidate told she is a "suicide waiting to happen" after releasing anti-Pegida video Vile

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Scientists have created monkeys who have autism Brainwave

Scientists have created monkeys who have autism

It could mean better research and a possible cure.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin is to get Europe's first autism-friendly campus DCU

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

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

From TheJournal.ie French woman who came to Ireland 'to protect' autistic son granted bail Courts

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Rosanna Davison is upset over 'very aggressive' criticism Gluten-free

Rosanna Davison is upset over 'very aggressive' criticism

The model has faced a backlash about her views on diet.

From The42 Paul Scholes and Tommy Walsh backing former Limerick hurler's Autism charity drive Penaltyforautism

Paul Scholes and Tommy Walsh backing former Limerick hurler's Autism charity drive

Tadhg Hayes from Doon has come up with this brilliant fundraising idea.

From TheJournal.ie Cancelled: Man who claims to have cured cancer will not be speaking in Ireland Controversy

Cancelled: Man who claims to have cured cancer will not be speaking in Ireland

Brian Clement has said his spa’s raw food diet has cured “every known disease”.

From TheJournal.ie 'A miracle': Boy with autism survives 4-day ordeal lost in Australian bushland Luke Shambrook

'A miracle': Boy with autism survives 4-day ordeal lost in Australian bushland

The 11 year old was found alive and well today.