World Autism Day

Today is World Autism Day. I don't usually write about autism but I thought I'd share our story. Jono, my son, has Asperger's Syndrome which is a milder autism spectrum disorder. Of course autism is one of the 'hidden disabilities' so people may not be aware. Jono wasn't diagnosed until he was 13 years old... Continue Reading →

AsIAm aims to provide a one-stop shop for the Autism community in Ireland. From providing the public and those with the condition to a portal of information about Autism, to serving a platform for people affected by Autism to share their stories and views, to providing a strong voice for the concerns of the community... Continue Reading →

The autism controversy continues

Following on from my previous blog. The autism controvesy is still continuing. I got to listen to an hour of Joe Duffys Liveline programme today which you can listen to here. Dr Sami Timimi was on the phone. The Tony Humphrey's article was based on a book by Dr. Timimi. Although it appears it was... Continue Reading →

”Core Connections”

An article was printed in the Irish Examiner yesterday which is about the 'Myth of autism'. It's written by Dr. Tony Humphreys who is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. You can read the article on the Irish Autism Action Facebook page. What I make of it is that the author is saying the parents of children... Continue Reading →


Rainbow, originally uploaded by magnum_lady. As some of the regular readers to my blog might know, Jono has Asperger's syndrome. There is some help out there but it is hard to find other parents who understand. A group has just started in Sligo for parents who have children with asperger's syndrome. If anyone wants any... Continue Reading →

Across the bridge

Across the bridge, originally uploaded by magnum_lady. Well I'm a bit cheesed off today. We had a meeting about Jono to see what he was going to do in Sept./October now that he's finished school. It seems there isn't a whole lot out there for him because he is only 16. The health board are... Continue Reading →

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