Irish Society for Autism

Stem Cell Research ProjectWednesday, 3 September 2014

Jamie Reilly and Veronica McInerney from NUI Galway are conducting a Stem Cell Research Project.  The researchers are collecting skin samples, which are then cultured and frozen for long term storage. The skin cells are then transformed into stem cells which they are interested in turning the stem cells into nerve cells.  These nerve cells can then be used to investigate the physical appearance and the genetics of cells between individuals with autistic and non-autistic individuals.

The goal of the project is to better understand autism and to test treatments that could alleviate negative aspects of autism and autism like syndromes (this could include hypersensitivity to stimuli like sound and taste, epilepsy, inhibited cognitive and motor skills and increased anxiety to name a few).

If you wish to find out more information regarding this research or participate in this research please contact

ICEP Europe CoursesWednesday, 30 July 2014

ICEPAt ICEP Europe we offer a range of CPD and University Accredited courses in Special Educational Needs. Specialties covered include Autism, Aspergers, Applied Behaviour Analysis, Down Syndrome and many more.

Our courses are designed for both parents and professionals to find out more please visit or email

Thank You – Monica FoyMonday, 23 June 2014

May/June 2014 – A big Thank You to Monica Foy from Monaghan who took on the challenge of ‘El Camino De Santiago’ on behalf of the Irish Society for Autism. What a super achievement for Monica. She raised a great amount for the society. Again many thanks Monica!

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The Irish Society for Autism was formed with the goal of creating awareness of autism and convincing the authorities that early diagnosis and specialised education would greatly enhance the quality of life for people with Autism. In the last 45 years…
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