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HSE must start funding assistance dogs for children with autism says Rabbitte

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East, Anne Rabbite has called for the HSE and the Government to provide financial assistance to support more children with autism in getting the use of specially trained autism assistance dogs.

NUI Galway seek participants for autism in healthcare research study

The School of Medicine at NUI Galway is conducting the H-FIT study, which aims to improve access to healthcare for people on the autism spectrum. The research team are currently recruiting people on the autism spectrum and their caregivers. Participants who take part in the study will be asked to complete anonymous questionnaires and/or interviews about their experiences in healthcare.

NUI Galway publishes study on economic impact of childhood autism spectrum disorders

A new study published by NUI Galway researchers provides original insights into the economic impact of childhood autism spectrum disorders in Ireland. The study highlights the extent to which families pay for services relative to state funded services and provides a compelling case for significant additional state funded investment. The study was published this week in the international journal, Autism – The International Journal of Research and Practice.

Demand for empathy at all-time high as country lurches into another scandal

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The empathy of the Irish people has been tested over the past few days, weeks, months.

Demand for empathy at all-time high as country lurches into another scandal

The empathy of the Irish people has been tested over the past few days, weeks, months.

Galway supermarket chain becomes autism aware

A Galway supermarket chain is making changes to its shops to accommodate people with autism.

Actor Cillian Murphy attends Youth Empathy Day at NUI Galway

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The UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway today last week hosted a Youth Empathy Day with the highlight being the visit by actor and Patron of the Centre, Cillian Murphy, who spoke to the students about the importance of empathy in his work.

'People with autism can have a unique vision of the world'

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Last week, family website MyKidsTime announced that Galway Autism Partnership as the joint winner, with Cork’s Down Syndrome Centre, of its annual Charity of the Year Award. The recognition is a huge morale boost for GAP and provided the perfect backdrop for my interview with it's co-ordinator, Aisling Colreavy.

'If kids learn empathy they do better academically'

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The modern world is full of fraught trials for children and young people, ranging across issues like exam pressure, bullying, poverty, homelessness, radicalisation, suicidal impulses, and the impact of social media.

Galway teens to screen documentary on autism

A group of Galway teenagers, who are on the autism spectrum, will host the world premiere of a documentary which they produced in the Institute For Lifecourse and Society (ILAS), NUI Galway, tomorrow at 2pm.

 

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