Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Autism is referred to as a spectrum, and it affects different people in different ways.

For those seeking a formal diagnosis of Autism and in order to access certain services, an Autism assessment process may be necessary.

If a child has been diagnosed as having an Autism Spectrum Disorder, the diagnostic report may outline recommended services and supports.

Some people with Autism and their carers may be eligible to avail of certain entitlements.

As Autism is a spectrum disorder, there is a wide range of levels and individual needs, and this is reflected in education provision.

If you are interested in seeking employment, organisations such as IASE, EmployAbility and Specialisterne may be able to help.

The rights of people with Autism are referred to in Ireland under various Acts relating to such areas as equality, education and employment.