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Early Intervention

Early Intervention Group for networking and content including opening Early Intervention Pre-Schools, Home Programmes, etc.

Early Intervention is so crucial for Autism Spectrum Disorders and very young children with developmental delays.

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Helping Siblings Understand Autism and Encouraging Positive Relationships

This booklet includes chapters on:

1. Understanding My Sibling’s Disability
2. My Perspective as a Sibling
3. Developmental Stages
4. Talking to Mom and Dad
5. Strategies for Developing Positive Relationships
6. Activities to Encourage Communication
7. Super Parent – Exit Stage Left

[Society for Treatment of ASD, Calgary, 2002: http://www.sta-ab.com ]

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Indicators of ASD

ASD is defined by a certain set of behaviors that can range from the very mild to the severe.

Possible Indicators of Autism Spectrum Disorders

* Does not babble, point, or make meaningful gestures by 1 year of age
* Does not speak one word by 16 months
* Does not combine two words by 2 years
* Does not respond to name
* Loses language or social skills

Some Other Indicators

* Poor eye contact
* Doesn't seem to know how to play with toys
* Excessively lines up toys or other objects
* Is attached to one particular toy or object
* Doesn't smile

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Disneyland Holiday Boy Drowns (skynews, 22/12/08)

Source: Sky News, Monday December 22, 2008

The hotel swimming pool where a boy drowned at the start of a Disneyland holiday was unsupervised at the time, it has been revealed.

The owners of Hotel Explorers, near the resort in Paris, confirmed that no lifeguard was on duty when five-year-old Colum Canning was pulled from the water.

The autistic boy, from Londonderry, Northern Ireland, drowned not long after the family had checked in on Thursday.

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Autism Research Institute (ARI)

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offwego.ie - Books for first experiences

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ABALTA ABA School, Galway

James Roan Consulting

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Childrens Rights Alliance

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Assistance Dogs for Autism (Irish Guides Dogs)

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SPEAC Centre, Belfast

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First Signs, ASD Flags

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Neuroscience for Kids

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Dr. Vincent Carbone - Carbone Clinic

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