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.
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.