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My son is currently under assessment for Dyspraxia and there is also a query for mild autism. He is showing a lot of the signs for dyspraxia and some sensory signs under the AS. I filled in an assessment of needs form because after an appointment with a pediatrician, we were told it would take two years for a clinical psychological report.
He is 11 this month and 2 yrs is a long time. a very nice lady called yesterday and chatted with my son, she said he met the criteria and said he should start his assessment in January.
Just wondered has anyone out there similar situation, regarding the mild autism. as some days my son is completely fine and others he is quite a handful. as i said this is all very new and im a little lost. iv read as much as i can about this but perhaps talking to others in similar situations might help.
Qualified and experienced Teacher/Play Therapist available for home tuition, mornings only. Meets requirements of Department of Education. Full Teaching Council Registration. Boyle area.
In Lough Allen Adventure, Ballinaglera, Co Leitrim.
Activities include Kayaking, Sailing, Archery, and sail away to Burger-Bay for a camp fire bar-b-q lunch. Qualified carers and instructors will supervise all activities. Wear old clothes. BRING TOWELS, WATER SHOES (crocs / old trainers) & A PACKED LUNCH.
Free for autistic child / teen and one sibling. Age 6 to 16.
Additional sibling places may be booked and paid for depending on numbers, at a subsidised cost of €20.
Sunday 04/8/2013 & Sunday 11/8/2013 & Sunday 18/8/2013
12 noon to 5 pm
booking form attached or available from firstname.lastname@example.org
The incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorders is rising in prevalence worldwide. We, here in NUIG, are would like to investigate some potential risk factors associated with this increasing trend.
Specifically, we are interested in studying the differences in brain size that occur prenatally in the womb.
Some previous studies demonstrated that the brains of children with Autism are smaller at birth which may suggest that differences in brain maturation may be occurring during their development in the womb. We expect that prenatal ultrasound records will help us determine if any differences in the size of the brain are present before birth.
Participation in this study involves giving us permission to view your ultrasound pregnancy scans that are stored in hospitals in the West of Ireland. All information would be confidential and anonymised so that your child’s records would not be identified.
A protest against the cuts to the resources in schools for children and young people with special needs will take place this Wednesday evening 26th June in Carrick-on-Shannon.
Following the success of our first conference The Irish Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research at NUI Galway in collaboration with Autism Speaks, are pleased to announce the 2nd International conference on Autism Spectrum Disorders on the 11th and 12th of June 2013, entitled: Autism Spectrum Disorder: from Research to Practice.
I am attaching an information flyer and conference programme and would be grateful if you could circulate to any colleagues that may be interested in attending.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come basis so please register early.
My name is Martina Herbert, I am currently studying for a Masters in Health Psychology in NUIG. Having worked as a nurse for a long time I am interested in studying ways to increase well-being and reduce stress for carers/parents and I am looking for a number of people to take part in a study.
Conference: 'Jungle of The Mind'
We are delighted to announce that i.C.A.R.E. (Inishowen Children's Autism Related Education) will be hosting a conference called the 'Jungle of the Mind' sharing innovation and promoting best practice,which takes place on Friday 5th April 2013 in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana. This conference suits all disabilities and levels of autism.
ABA Tutor / Therapist wanted for 10hrs or 20hrs per week in Ennis.
Submitted on Monday, March 18, 2013 - 01:29 - Expires 30th April 2013
I am looking for an ABA tutor for my 3yr old son who has recently being
diagnosed with autism for home tuition in the Ennis, Co Clare area. 10 hrs to
start extending to 20hrs.
We are contacting you to inform you of the Association's forthcoming Conference for parents 'Looking Ahead-Making the Change'
in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone on Saturday 6th April and it would be
greatly appreciated if you would share details with parents and networks
as registration is about to close.
Guest Speakers include;
- Lisa Domican, Social Entrepreneur, creator of communication aid 'Grace App'.
- Dr. David J Carey, Consultant Psychologist, Educational Consultant
RTE Looking for young Aspies on Aspergers and Leaving Cert
RTE are currently researching a documentary which concerns young people
with Asperger's who are preparing to do their Leaving Cert this year.
The idea is to to make a documentary which shines a light on the challenges
faced by young people with AS and their families, which this experience
brings. If there are any families who are in this situation and who
would be interested in talking to the production team, please contact
David O'Sullivan on 01 208 2723 or by email at david.osullivan <AT> rte <DOT> ie
My name is Michaela and I am currently studying for a MSc in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience at Goldsmiths, University of London. I have a great interest in learning more about the origins of neurodevelopmental disorders and what can be done to improve treatment and early intervention strategies.
I have decided to focus my research dissertation on Autism Spectrum Disorders, and will be conducting a study which seeks to explore the sensory correlates of the core social impairments observed in children with ASD, aged between 5 and 10.
Rainchild members are invited to a kids Christmas party hosted by MWB autism support group on Friday 21/12/12 in PV's bar, Ballymahon St, Longford town from 3pm to 6pm. If you would like to go please contact Catherine on 0868281439 with childs name, age & gender.
“Learning from 25 years of change in supporting Families and People with Disabilities”
(hosted by the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies)
Catherine Beirne has been invited to the Sligo forum to discuss DCA (domicilary care allowance) on behalf of parents of kids with autism.
Please send in your views and comments. via post here or pm Catherine via facebook.
No names will be used.
This is our opportunity to be heard.
Hi my 9 year old boy has become a different boy since last feburary. It escalated in April and he refused to go to school, although I took him everyday. He refused to talk to his peers, play with them or interact in any way. With the changes I took him to see an autistic specialist who assessed and said he might be mild aspergers.
We were forwarded to a clinical physcologist who now has told me that yes my son is showing full signs of aspergers. He has a very high IQ and has had no problems with learning. My son has melt downs and has stopped associating with his classmates. He has also stopped playing football which was his obsession and still is.
I am an ABA tutor with a degree in psychology and 3 years experience working in an ABA school. I am available for 2-3 days per week from September onwards in the north leitrim, sligo town, south donegal area. I was wondering if you could provide me with any information you may have on jobs available in the area or families who may be looking for a tutor. Thank you for your time,
Volunteers Needed For
SLIGO SURF CAMP FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH AUTISM, 2012
Where:Streedagh, Co. Sligo
When: Monday 13th – Friday 17th August 2012
Activity Camp Summer 2012
by Leitrim Development Company and Keadue’s annual pony drive
Friday 29th June 2012 No Admission fee – Lunch Included
Advocacy - Rosaleen Doonan. Carers Association, Sligo,
Leitrim, Donegal & West Cavan
Advocay worker for Special needs
Leitrim, Ms Elaine Morriss will be attending the carers day to tell everyone
what work she does on behalf of special needs
Inspirational Art and Craft ideas
for Children with Julie Smith and Noellee Lockhart
Sculpting with Martin Doyle.
Experience the Art of Clay Modelling with Renowned ‘Crutu’ Sculpture
Understanding Behaviours - The
benefits of Art/Craft and Animal Therapy with Becky Thomas.
Relaxation and Yoga with Julie
Jean Rogers, Ck-on shn and Kate
Mason from the Uk will be in attendance talking about HANDLE methods
Hi I was just wondering if you have any paid or unpaid vacancies for helping out with the wonderful work you do, at the moment? I am an Applied Psychology student in UCC, entering my final year in September.
I will be in Galway for the summer and I would love to be involved in the wonderful work you do.
I have experience working with an autistic child for 6 months and I can send on a cv if you wish. I look forward to hearing from you.
I need a tutor for my son. We live in Carrick-on-Shannon. Is anyone, was at home teaching? Maybe you know a teacher from near Carrick. thank you
First 100 Days Kit (by Autism Speaks) is "A tool kit to assist families in getting the critical information they need in the first 100 days after an autism diagnosis." Highly recommended if your child is has developmental delays and/or suspected/diagnosed Autism Spectrm Disorder. (The booklet is at the bottom of this article)
What topics does the booklet cover?
Why was my child diagnosed with Autism? And what does it mean?
Why does my child need a diagnosis of Autism?.
How is Autism Diagnosed?.
What is Autism?.
More information on the Symptoms of Autism.,,
Unique Abilities that may Accompany Autism.
Physical & Medical Issues that may Accompany Autism.,
ABA style therapist sought for July 2012 provision for 9 year old boy
flexability essential also references,and experience. Beside Carrrick on Shannon in Co Leitrim