AsIAm.ie 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 platform for people affected by Autism to share their stories and views, to provide a strong voice for the concerns of the community – AsIAm.ie has it all!
ASPIRES (Asperger Syndrome Partners & Individual Resources, Encouragement & Support)
Brothers of Charity Parenting Website – this is a great resource website for parents as while their positive parenting groups are only open to clients all of the information from these groups is available on the website in the blog section.
Special Needs Parents Association – this is another go to website for help, information and support.
Benefits and Entitlements
There are a number of Benefits, Entitlements and Allowances that can be applied for to help your child with Autism or Asperger Syndrome.
Access Programme – Athlone
The Access Programme National Learning Network, Athlone, offers free training for people with disabilities in the areas of independent living, work placements, personal development, advocacy, social and community networking skills. If you are aged 18 or over please call Deirdre or Clodagh on 0860274199 or 0906475297
Specialisterne Ireland – A not for profit company in Dublin and Belfast and soon in Galway helping autistic aspergers people to get IT jobs. Contact Peter Brabazon, General Manager on 0872435867, firstname.lastname@example.org, Specialisterne Ireland Ltd., SAP AppHaus, Waterside, Citywest, Dublin 24.
This is a new US website that is being developed and may be of interest. It’s being developed by a group of parents who have children on the Autism Spectrum or who suffer from inflammatory diseases such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia.
Citizens Information Service – advice o all state benefits and services
Other resources for adults on the Autism Spectrum
Access Programme – Athlone
The Access Programme National
Learning Network, Athlone – free training for over 18s with disabilities in the areas of independent living, work placements, personal development, advocacy, social and community networking skills.
Contact Deirdre or Clodagh on 0860274199/0906475297
Specialisterne Ireland – A not-for-profit company in Dublin and Belfast helping to place autistic aspergers people in IT jobs.
Contact Peter Brabazon, Gen
Cavan Institute – has a policy of inclusion and runs 3rd level courses for people with additional needs. www.cavaninstitute.ie
Trinity College, Dublin – has developed a Disability Service on campus to support growing number of students with Asper Syndrome.www.tch.ie National Learning Network – Athlone, Carrick-on-Shannon, Castlerea, Mullingar and other locations. Offers training and work experience for adults