Search Results for 'Sociological and cultural aspects of autism'

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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.

100 Men Who Give A Damn make a difference to Galway Autism Partnership

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Galway organisation, 100 Men Who Give A Damn has been described as ‘Dragon’s Den’ for charities by providing funding opportunities for specific charity projects. Every quarter, the organisation’s members invite three local charities to deliver a five-minute pitch on why their charity needs funds. The winning charity receives €100 from each member, potentially receiving up to €10,000.

STARTUP CITY — Kids these days...

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As I’ve said before, the Bank of Ireland workbench is a strange and wonderful place where great synergies happen. It is what the community make it and you never know who will walk in the door. This week, it was a 16-year-old Ciara-Beth Ni Ghriofa.

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.  

Take a dip for GAP

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Galway Autism Partnership’s ambassador Phyllis Daly and the Kingfisher Health Clubs have teamed up to organise an opportunity for women to unite and show their support for the local charity by joining in GAP’s latest fundraising event - Up to Our Neck In It. The event, which is due to be held at Ladies Beach in Salthill, will take place on Sunday August 31 with registration commencing at 5pm.

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.

 

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