ASD Ireland (autism Supporting diversity) is a registered charity and a Not for profit organization that provides socially inclusive activities for people with autism and their families.
The group founded by two parents Keith Enright and Caroline Hogan who both have teenagers with autism spectrum disorder. It was developed due to the lack of socially inclusive activities available for their children. It began with the development of Limerick autism group and progressed to providing a number of inclusive activities.
We are Registered as a company limited by guarentee and we are audited by Barry Coffey & co accountants.
We provide, Limerick autism camps, special needs sibling groups, movement groups and we are working closely with local businesses to support them to become autism/sensory friendly.
Caroline Hogan: over ten years experience in working with children with autism with health and social care providers in Limerick and Clare, trained in Managing actual and potential aggression, first aid, child protection and child massage therapy.
Keith Enright: over ten years experience supporting children and adults in residential and respite services across Limerick. Diploma in autism studies from UCC, positive behavior support, Managing actual and potential aggression , first aid, safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, health and safety management,
What is Autism?
Autism spectrum disorder is neurological condition that affects a persons ability to communicate and interact with their peers. Some people with Autism will also have sensory processing difficulties and challenging behaviour.
What is autism not
- It is not curable
- Its not bold or a misbehaving person
- It is not a lack of intelligence or mental retardation
- It is not always visible
How can you help someone with autism?
- Be Understanding
- Be patient
- Be non judgemental
- Be calm
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