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#Autism

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.

Someone stole an autistic man's birthday money... so police raised €1,000 as a surprise present

They’ve also arrested a suspect after thousands of people viewed the crime on YouTube.

From TheJournal.ie Remember Toby, the autism companion dog? He's been found and is back with his owner Back Home
From TheJournal.ie Have you seen autism companion dog Toby? There are fears he may have been stolen Limerick

Have you seen autism companion dog Toby? There are fears he may have been stolen

The Bernese Mountain Dog-Beagle cross has been missing since Sunday night.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Let’s make this school year better for people with autism Schooling

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Children with autism and their families run a marathon every day' The Cause

'Children with autism and their families run a marathon every day'

Denzil Jacobs is doing something mental this summer…

From TheJournal.ie Adults with Asperger Syndrome at higher risk of having suicidal thoughts Autism

Adults with Asperger Syndrome at higher risk of having suicidal thoughts

Researchers said that the findings should be a wake-up call that there is an urgent need for high quality services.

From TheJournal.ie US study finds link between pesticides and autism Chemicals

US study finds link between pesticides and autism

The study found pregnant women who lived near farms where pesticides are applied had two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how these furry friends are changing the lives of autistic children in Ireland Canine Companions

Here's how these furry friends are changing the lives of autistic children in Ireland

These dogs are best friends for their companions and boost their self-confidence as well as giving them a bit of independence.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Children with special needs are being failed – this is not inclusive education Equality

Opinion: Children with special needs are being failed – this is not inclusive education

We are a society, not a collection of economic units where some of our children can be victimised in the name of “value for money”.

From TheJournal.ie €9 million research programme in Autism described as 'groundbreaking' Support

€9 million research programme in Autism described as 'groundbreaking'

The research programme, which is the first of its kind, was launched in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie Autism and schizophrenia may be caused by the same mutations Health

Autism and schizophrenia may be caused by the same mutations

That’s the finding of a research group at Trinity College.

From TheJournal.ie Autism assistance dogs transform children's lives...but they are expensive to keep Helping Paw

Autism assistance dogs transform children's lives...but they are expensive to keep

Guide Dog owners have an allowance from Revenue, and now there are calls for that to be extended to Autism assistance dogs also.

From TheJournal.ie What is it like to have a child with autism? Autism

What is it like to have a child with autism?

One in 100 children have some form of autism, but what is it like for their parents?

From TheJournal.ie Column: Autism certainly makes life harder – but diversity also makes societies flourish Autism

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Autism begins during pregnancy, says new US study Breakthrough

Autism begins during pregnancy, says new US study

Researchers in California say they have “clear and direct evidence” that autism begins during early brain development.

From TheJournal.ie Go blue: Lighting up for World Autism Awareness Day Code Blue

Go blue: Lighting up for World Autism Awareness Day

With World Autism Day approaching, we ask how Ireland does in treating the condition.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Autism – moving beyond labels and limits Development

Column: Autism – moving beyond labels and limits

It is vitally important that we look beyond the labels and limits we place on children with developmental challenges, writes Karen O’Connor.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Misuse of isolation rooms shows how badly we're failing autistic children Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Use of isolation rooms in schools to come under government scrutiny ASD Units

Use of isolation rooms in schools to come under government scrutiny

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

From TheJournal.ie Revealed: Autistic children locked in unsupervised ‘isolation rooms’ for hours Withdrawal Room

Revealed: Autistic children locked in unsupervised ‘isolation rooms’ for hours Exclusive

One child was locked into a small, converted bathroom, for 90 minutes for falling behind on work.

From TheJournal.ie Lack of isolation room regulation puts children with autism at risk of 'serious abuse' Withdrawal Room

Lack of isolation room regulation puts children with autism at risk of 'serious abuse'

A number of organisations have expressed concern over this morning’s revelations that withdrawal rooms are being used inappropriately, and has prompted calls for a government investigation.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday The 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Parents 'gobsmacked' after autistic son pricked by syringe on train Drugs

Parents 'gobsmacked' after autistic son pricked by syringe on train Exclusive

The seven-year-old is now getting a course of shots against hepatitis B and C.

From TheJournal.ie Gene discovery linked to why we stop feeling the clothes we wear once we’re dressed Memory

Gene discovery linked to why we stop feeling the clothes we wear once we’re dressed

Trinity College scientists work with fruit flies to make discovery about ‘habituation’ that could help with some neurological diseases.

From TheJournal.ie Ryanair donates to autism charity after boarding pass controversy Ryanair

Ryanair donates to autism charity after boarding pass controversy

A spokesperson said the airline would not disclose the amount of the donation but said the airline regretted the two volunteers were charged for having their boarding passes printed.

From TheJournal.ie Irish firm gives autistic children the gift of language using Disney and Pixar films Autism

Irish firm gives autistic children the gift of language using Disney and Pixar films

The firm, run by Irish engineer Enda Dodd, is developing technology that links language to concepts played out by familiar characters in films like Toy Story.

Reillyland declared not in recession: The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Irish getting better at racism, taking bankers to a long lunch, loving Anglo.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly criticised and questioned over allocation of autism funding Autism

Reilly criticised and questioned over allocation of autism funding

Minister Reilly said that it was important for deputies to recognise the scale of the work that will be enabled by the investment in Beechpark Services.

From TheJournal.ie HSE defends €300,000 autism spend in Reilly's political area Cronyism

HSE defends €300,000 autism spend in Reilly's political area

Róisín Shortall has called for an end to ‘potential cronyism and secret decision-making around public spending’.

From TheJournal.ie Women in areas of high air pollution more likely to have autistic babies Autism

Women in areas of high air pollution more likely to have autistic babies

Researchers said the findings suggest that metals and other pollutants should be regularly measured in the blood of pregnant women.

From TheJournal.ie Cutbacks 'causing stress' among parents of children with autism Autism

Cutbacks 'causing stress' among parents of children with autism

New research shows that the levels of stress are higher when families have less access to autism services.