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Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland launches October challenge initiative

Be A SuPAWhero will run from October 1 to 31 and funds raised will go towards training a further 25 autism assistance dogs.

SuperValu and AsIAm launch colouring competition as part of campaign for autism

To mark Autism Awareness Month this April SuperValu & AsIAm have launched a national colouring competition as part of their “Say Yes to Autism Acceptance” campaign. Autistic people often face invisible barriers because of how the world works and the judgment and attitudes of others, they are used to hearing ‘No’. This World Autism Month SuperValu and AsIAm are encouraging people to say ‘Yes’ for a change: Yes to employment, Yes to education and Yes to community inclusion.

Sensory funding of local libraries welcomed by Naughton

Government funding of almost €30,000 has been approved for facilities in local public libraries for the benefit of individuals with sensory impairments, special educational needs, other learning differences, and those on the autism spectrum.

Funding for Galway libraries to provide facilities for those on autism spectrum

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Government funding of close to €30,000 has been approved for facilities in local public libraries to assist those on the autism spectrum, as well as those with sensory impairments, special educational needs, or other learning differences.

Autism therapy to benefit from Valentine's Candlelit Ball

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Lego-based therapy, an initiative supported by Western Care’s Autism Supports Advisors, is yielding amazing results in primary and secondary schools for students with autism and their peers, according to the organisation.

Petworld’s 2019 Furry 5K in aid of Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

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Petworld have announced that their Furry 5K annual sponsored dog walk is taking place at 10am on Sunday July 28 in seven locations across Ireland. The Furry 5K is a 5km sponsored walk with all proceeds going to Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland (AADI).

Waiting list for autism services continues to grow

A local TD has highlighted the urgent need to implement the recommendations of a recent report on services for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder.

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.

 

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