Support, information and education:

Centre for Autism Middletown A great resource, with lots of practical online info, as well as details about upcoming training for both parents and professionals.

Autism Spectrum Consultancy Cork based Autism Consultancy Service, providing: support, education and advocacy.  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  Dr Mark Harrold is a Clinical Psychologist, specialising in parenting children with additional needs and challenging behaviour.

Equipment & Services:   Irish made therapeutic sensory products by Julie Hannon.  are a Cork Based Speach and Drama Service. They offer ASD classes, with the motto: learning through drama and role-play helps with social interactions, making friends and reduces anxiety.  Dr Amy Herlihy is a Medical Doctor, an Author, an Autism expert, and a mum.  In 2014 Amy set up Special Kids Medical Clinic, a leading special needs service, providing specialist consultation on diet and nutrition. Special Kids Medical Clinic is a unique offering in Ireland and provides hope to all parents who have children with Special Needs.

Books & Online Resources:

NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, by Steve Silberman

A book that uncovers the history of Autism and explores conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently. Temple Grandin is an international speaker and writer of many books.  She has Autism and offers great insight  and wisdom.  A unique approach to learning for children with Autism.

Lots of horse riding schools, now offer therapeutic horse riding, check in your locality for skilled practitioners.  A website dedicated to the unexpected awesomeness of different minds.  Tony Attwood is the senior consultant at this Australian based specialist clinic. “At Minds & Hearts we work with the mind through the heart”. The website provides great online training and resources.