Irish Society for Autism

RESEARCH STUDY: The Role of the Special Educational Needs Organiser (SENO)Friday, 16 June 2017

Please read below information regarding research that parents of children with ASD may wish to participate in –

Mary McAuliffe is pursuing a Doctorate in Education, specialising in Special and Inclusive Education.

Mary is conducting an exploratory study into the role of the Special Educational Needs Organiser (SENO) in Ireland which seeks to explore the perceptions, expectations and experiences of the role of the SENO by SENOs themselves and by key stakeholders.

Parents of children with special educational needs form a very vital group within the stakeholder community.

If you wish to participate in this research, please click here.

Rotary Club of Navan – Annual Golf ClassicFriday, 19 May 2017

Please support The Irish Society for Autism, by entering a team or sponsoring a hole in the Rotary Club of Navan’s Annual Golf Classic this July.


Golf Flyer

Autism Spectrum Disorder Bill 2017Thursday, 18 May 2017

Autism Spectrum Disorder Bill 2017

Congratulations to Senator James Reilly on the successful second reading of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Bill 2017.

Members of the Irish Society for Autism were in the Seanad gallery last night, Wednesday 17th May 2017, to support Senator Reilly and to hear tribute and support from his fellow senators from all parties. When this bill is finally passed it will give hope and security to all people with ASD and their families.

A great day for Senator Reilly and his family, a great day for the future of people with ASD. Ireland will at last fulfil the wishes expressed by the European Parliament when they approved the European Charter of Rights for People with Autism.

It points out that people with autism should have the same rights enjoyed by all EU citizens where such are appropriate and in the best interest of people with autism; these rights should be enhanced and enforced by appropriate legislation in each member state and include;

A. The right to live independently;
B. The right to representation and involvement as far as possible in decisions affecting their future;
C. The right to accessible and appropriate education, housing, assistance and support services;
D. The right to freedom from fear, threat and abusive treatment;

Dr. Pat Matthews.
Executive Director.
Irish Society for Autism.

For further information on the Autism Spectrum Disorder Bill 2017, please refer to the Oireactas website here.


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The Irish Society for Autism was created in 1963, and has long campaigned for the cause of Autism in Ireland and Worldwide. We are the longest established specialist service for people with Autism in Ireland. The Society was formed...
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