Month: September 2023

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has long been associated with outdated stereotypes, especially when it comes to gender. Historically, autism was perceived as a condition predominantly affecting men and boys. However, recent revelations and research have highlighted the experiences of autistic women and girls, challenging these misconceptions. Note: This blog post is inspired by content from […]

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects communication, behavior, and social interactions. While there’s no medical test to diagnose ASD, observing behaviors remains the most reliable method. Here’s a detailed checklist to help identify signs of ASD in children and adults. 1. Understanding the M-CHAT-R TestThe Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, […]

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) presents a unique set of communication challenges. For parents, educators, and caregivers, understanding these challenges is the first step towards fostering meaningful interactions. Here are some insights and strategies to enhance communication with autistic children. In conclusion, while autistic children might communicate differently, with patience, understanding, and the right strategies, they […]

Autism, a neurodevelopmental condition, presents a unique set of communication challenges. Whether you’re a parent, teacher, colleague, or friend, understanding these challenges can pave the way for more meaningful interactions. Here are some essential tips to enhance your communication with autistic individuals. Incorporating these tips can significantly enhance your interactions with autistic individuals, fostering understanding […]

In a society that is continuously evolving to become more inclusive and understanding, education plays a pivotal role. The Open Training College, recognizing the need for specialized training in autism support, offers a Certificate in Autism, Wellbeing and Positive Behaviour Supports. This course is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to […]

In 2023, the Irish Society for Autism celebrates a remarkable milestone — 60 years of relentless service and advocacy for autistic individuals and their families in Ireland and globally. Established in 1963, the society has been a cornerstone in the autism community, providing information, establishing residential services, and championing the rights of autistic people. Let’s […]

A Step Towards Inclusive Support for Children with Autism in Ireland In a bid to foster inclusivity and support for individuals with autism, Autism Supporting Diversity (ASD) Ireland has introduced an Autism ID card. This initiative aims to assist children with autism and their families in various ways, including facilitating access to discounts and services […]

Autism in Children Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects individuals differently, manifesting a variety of symptoms that can change over time. Recognizing the signs of autism in children and understanding how to support them can be crucial in helping them navigate the world. Here, we delve into the signs of autism […]

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects countless individuals worldwide. While it’s often associated with children, many adults live with ADHD and face unique challenges in the workplace. However, they also bring distinct strengths that can be invaluable to employers. Understanding the rights and potential accommodations for employees with ADHD is […]

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD, is a condition that affects a significant portion of the population. While it’s often associated with children, many adults live with ADHD and bring unique strengths to the workplace. Employers who understand and support employees with ADHD can harness these strengths and foster a more inclusive and […]

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