Resources

Support, information and education:

Centre for Autism Middletown

http://best-practice.middletownautism.com A great resource, with lots of practical online info, as well as details about upcoming training for both parents and professionals.

Autism Spectrum Consultancy

http://ascaboutautism.com Cork based Autism Consultancy Service, providing: support, education and advocacy.

AsIAm.ie

http://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 a platform for people affected by Autism to share their stories and views, to providing a strong voice for the concerns of the community 

http://drmarkharrold.com  Dr Mark Harrold is a Clinical Psychologist, specialising in parenting children with additional needs and challenging behaviour.

Equipment & Services:

http://www.sensorybeanbags.com   Irish made therapeutic sensory products by Julie Hannon.

http://konfidentkidz.ie  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.

http://specialkidsmedical.com  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.

 http://www.templegrandin.com Temple Grandin is an international speaker and writer of many books.  She has Autism and offers great insight  and wisdom.

https://horseboyworld.com  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.

http://asperkids.com  A website dedicated to the unexpected awesomeness of different minds.

http://www.mindsandhearts.net  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.