A recent study released by NUIG has found that one-third of families that have a child with autism have sunk into debt in the past 12 months, as well as 74 per cent of children and adolescents not receiving one or more services in the past year.
Sheldon himself denies being autistic, stating “My mother had me tested.” And yet: Obsessive behaviors. Social dysfunction. Regressive tendencies. Inability to grasp subtext and sarcasm. Avoidance of physical contact. Anxiety. Scientific savantism.
DCU was recognised as the world’s first Autism-Friendly university in a ceremony attended by President Michael D Higgins last Thursday. The announcement made on St. Patrick’s Campus was recognised by AsIAm, an autism advocacy charity. To
Over 300 blue cases damaged with pressure marks, minor tears and creases from laying mainly dormant for years are stacked on the wall. A teddy bear, a dumper truck, miniature aeroplanes and Lego sets sit
Autism is often described as a ‘spectrum disorder’, meaning that two individuals with the same diagnosis may not experience the same difficulties at the same time. The symptoms can present themselves in many forms and combinations ranging from mild to severe
Dublin City University is to become the first autism-friendly campus both in Ireland and Europe, through a new initiative with AsIAm.ie, the Autism support and advocacy service, and Specialisterne Ireland, an agency that offers recruitment and support for people with autism.