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#Autism

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.

From TheJournal.ie Father of boy who was force-fed twigs asks attackers: 'What's the matter with you?' Carrigaline

Father of boy who was force-fed twigs asks attackers: 'What's the matter with you?'

The man said he was shocked to hear about the assault on his autistic son.

From TheJournal.ie 'Since Zeta joined our family, we have led a normal life' Autism This post contains videos

'Since Zeta joined our family, we have led a normal life'

More than 100 children are currently waiting for an assistance dog.

From TheJournal.ie James Reilly broke down speaking about his son with autism this afternoon Medical Cards

James Reilly broke down speaking about his son with autism this afternoon

‘As a parent of a child with a disability, I never thought I’d end up taking cards off children with a disability’.

From TheJournal.ie Lots of Irish people wore their pyjamas to work today - here's the heart-warming reason why Duvet Day

Lots of Irish people wore their pyjamas to work today - here's the heart-warming reason why

Here’s a hint: it wasn’t just for comfort reasons.

From TheJournal.ie No one showed up to this little boy's birthday party, but his local community had his back Feel Good Factor This post contains images

No one showed up to this little boy's birthday party, but his local community had his back

His mother invited 16 of his classmates, but no one turned up.

From TheJournal.ie Autistic boy reunited with stolen dog after mother's viral campaign Together Again

Autistic boy reunited with stolen dog after mother's viral campaign

The dog was, ironically, found near the head office of a dog food company.

From TheJournal.ie Restaurant apologises for calling child's assistance dog 'smelly' Autism

Restaurant apologises for calling child's assistance dog 'smelly'

The family said they were asked to leave, but the restaurant denies this.

From TheJournal.ie 'Children born by C-section have 23% increased risk of developing autism' Study

'Children born by C-section have 23% increased risk of developing autism'

However, the authors of the study have said that more research is needed.