Irish Society for Autism

Better Options 2018 – College Fair for Students with Disabilities & Specific Learning DisabilitiesMonday, 17 September 2018

The Better Options college fair for students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties will take place in The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), 123 St. Stephen’s Green, York Street, Dublin 2 on Monday 19th of November 2018 from 10:00 to 13.30.

This college fair is an ideal event for students with disabilities considering their post leaving cert educational options.  Attendees will be able to talk to staff from college support services to gather key information about courses and access routes open to those with disabilities and specific learning difficulties, including how to make an application to DARE- Disability Access Route to Education. Colleges nationwide will be represented in the exhibition hall and talks will run concurrently, covering topics such as DARE and some key preparatory tips for entering college.

Date19th November 2018

Time10:00 – 13:30

VenueThe Exam Hall, 123 St. Stephen’s Green, York Street, Dublin 2.

CostFree

Registration: No need to register, just come down on the day!

For further details, please see AHEAD’s website here, call them on 01-7164397, or contact Christine at  Christine.hynes@ahead.ie.

RESEARCH STUDY: “Autism Friendly Programmes in Irish Public Libraries: Considerations, Benefits and Challenges”Thursday, 19 July 2018

 

Lou-Ellen Kiely is doing a dissertation project for the MSc Information and Library Management programme in Dublin Business School.  The topic is “Autism Friendly Programmes in Irish Public Libraries: Considerations, Benefits and Challenges”.

As part of her research she would like to look at the various programmes being offered in public libraries in Ireland such as autism friendly hours, sensory programmes etc. She would like to see how these are funded, what are the challenges, is the service being used and what else can be done.  She would also like to get people’s perception (good or bad) about the services offered in public libraries to people with autism. Once completed the findings from this research will be provided to several librarians that she is working with as part of the project.

If you are interested in taking part in this research, please click on the following link

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TC6YV62.

If you have any questions or feedback outside of this survey you can contact Lou Ellen on 10362515@mydbs.ie.

RESEARCH STUDY: Mental Health and Thinking Skills in AutismWednesday, 11 July 2018

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin Institute of Neuroscience want to learn more about mental health in Adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. They are seeking participants for a study involving computerised tasks, questionnaires and a DNA sample.

If you are aged 18 – 30 and (1) have a diagnosis of ASD or ASD and ADHD or (2) have no diagnosis and are interested in participating in this research please email immalab@tcd.ie or call/text them on 085 8334160 for further information.

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