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'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.

Innovative family business aims to change the world for children with autism

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Enda and Valerie Dodd’s innovative software solution ‘ALL’, named after their company, Animated Language Learning, is driven by the belief that they can change the world for children with autism and their families.

Menlo family looking to raise vital funding for autism services in Galway

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The annual 5 mile Menlo walk in aid of Ability West will take place on Sunday February 7. The walk will start at 12 noon from Scoil Bhride Menlo.

Participants needed for survey to build an economic argument for investment in autism services

A national survey entitled The Economic Costs for Families Raising a Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Ireland is being undertaken and led by Áine Roddy, an Irish Research Council Health Economics PhD Scholar at NUI, Galway. Her PhD supervisor is Professor Ciaran O’Neill. It will be the first international study to provide an in-depth analysis and evidence-based research on the direct and indirect costs incurred by families due to caring for a child with an ASD.  

City autism centre to extend its services

A local organisation is spearheading a project to refurbish an autism centre in the city in a bid to extend its range of services.

Less access to autism services stresses parents, NUI, Galway study finds

Reduced access to services for childen with autism is resulting in greater stress for their parents, according to preliminary data from research carried out at NUI Galway.

Western Care launches autism guide for parents

To mark World Autism Day, Western Care Association has published a resource for families: Autistic Spectrum Disorder: a Guide for Parents.

Western Care Association supporting families with autistic children

April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day and in the lead to the event the autism team with the Western Care Association have released some practical information explaining the disorder. In Mayo there are approximately 270 families who avail of varying levels of support from their children’s autism services. Approximately 50 are in the early intervention service which provides support to families until their child enters primary school, and the remaining 220 are in the school age service. The majority of children with autism in Mayo attend main stream school, and some go on to third level education. Western Care strives to support families to develop the new skills they need once a family member is diagnosed with autism.

Western Care Association supporting families with autistic children

April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day and in the lead to the event the autism team with the Western Care Association have released some practical information explaining the disorder. In Mayo there are approximately 270 families who avail of varying levels of support from their children’s autism services. Approximately 50 are in the early intervention service which provides support to families until their child enters primary school, and the remaining 220 are in the school age service. The majority of children with autism in Mayo attend main stream school, and some go on to third level education. Western Care strives to support families to develop the new skills they need once a family member is diagnosed with autism.

NUIG stem cell scientists team up with autism research group for new research project

Scientists at the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) in NUI Galway have teamed up with the TCD autism research group to discover how stem cell technology can help further the understanding of autism and perhaps lead to the development of better treatments.

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