The atypical portrayals of autism on TV

December 12, 2018

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 designated world’s first Autism-Friendly university

March 28, 2018

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

National News

Irish Rail phase out quiet carriages

February 7, 2018

Irish Rail have announced that they are phasing out their quiet carriages on long haul routes, which is to have a negative effect on people with autism. The reasoning behind this move is said to


The reality of autism

November 30, 2016

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

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Understanding Autism

April 6, 2016

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

DCU News

DCU to become Europe’s first Autism-friendly campus

January 23, 2016

Dublin City University is to become the first autism-friendly campus both in Ireland and Europe, through a new initiative with, the Autism support and advocacy service, and Specialisterne Ireland, an agency that offers recruitment and support for people with autism.


ABACAS Droichead Átha

November 26, 2014

Tá tionchar ag uathachas ar fhorbairt shóisialta, ar shamhlaíocht agus ar scileanna cumarsáide an duine.