We are building up a library of recent articles and programs that have appeared in the Irish media that you might not have seen. You can click on the link to access the original item as it was published or broadcast.

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Autism ChannelHave you seen the new Autism Channel on the web? Special interest programs appear on Sky TV (at 4:30pm Mondays - Sky TV 166, FreeSat 402). This on-line service is an extension of The Autism File - the specialist magazine which has a host of fantastic articles about diet, medicine, education and all things autism. A must read.

  Editor Notes:

  • Our schedule below was last updated 3 months ago - apologies for not adding to it in that period. We'll fix this as soon as possible.
  • Irish Independent - 07/07/2012 - State 'ignoring autism advice a year after specialist school closed


General News

Source Date & Link Headline 
Irish Times09/05/2012 Burton says no agenda against autism 
Irish Examiner07/05/2012 All five 'Dragons' agreeto invest in Special Needs App 
Irish Examiner03/04/2012 Family thrilled by President's warm welcome 
Irish Times03/04/2012 Irish artist gets UN stamp of approval 
Irish Examiner02/04/2012 Services critised on World Autism Awareness Day 
Irish Examiner02/04/2012 Time for a national autism strategy 
Irish Times 02/04/2012 Health services for people with autism poorly developed
TV302/04/2012 World Autism Day 
Mail on Sunday01/04/2012 Dragon's Den wife tells the shocking truth about raising their autistic son 
Irish Examiner01/04/2012 Autism Centre of Excellence planned for Westmeath 
Irish Times 27/03/2012 School stalemate over assistance dog in classroom 
Irish Independent 22/03/2012 Number of children with autism soars by more than 50% in 5 years 
Irish Examiner 22/03/2012 Teenage autism crusader leaves powerful legacy 
Irish Examiner 20/03/2012Harsh cuts loom for the intellectually disabled but there is a smart option
Irish Independent14/03/2012Miracle girl cheats death as gust of wind knocks her under a passing train 
Irish Examiner05/03/2012 Families of autistic children to campaign over allowance
Irish Times28/02/2012 Special needs facility opens 
Irish Times 25/02/2012 President Higgins calls for change in attitudes towards autism 
Irish Times 24/02/2012 Global innovators gather to tackle State problems 
Irish Times 10/02/2012 Mental capacity bill to be issued shortly 
Irish Times 09/02/2012 French film ban raises autism issue 
Irish Times 10/01/2012 Irish autism event to reveal research on early diagnosis 
Irish Times 13/12/2011 The positive side of autism 
Irish Times 08/12/2011 New CBT approach for children is a bonus 
Irish Independent 22/11/2011 Rise in autism 'may be linked to clever parents'
Irish Times 14/10/2011 Device tracks location of those at risk 
Irish Examiner      22/09/2011 People with autism thrive as software testers                    
Irish Independent22/09/2011 Autism: 'I have waited 4 years to get a kiss from my son ....'                
Irish Times 02/07/2011 Reilly recalls son's autism diagnosis 
Irish Times 03/03/2011 Court rules on severly disturbed patient 


SourceDate & LinkHeadline 
Dail Eireann 24/11/2011 Question re Position of ABA in Education policy 
Sunday Times 31/10/2011School in 'toilet therapy' breach 
Irish Independent 10/10/2011 Eight Autistic children still waiting for a school place after 10 weeks 
Irish Times 26/09/2011 Autism and Education, letter of reply 
Irish Times 21/09/2011 Autism and Education, letter from a parent
Sunday Times18/09/2011Backbencher rebels over autism policy 
Evening Herald 09/09/2011 Scandal of 8 children who have no school 
Irish Times 02/09/2011Autistic boy refused full-time place at school 
Sunday Independent31/07/2011 Policies? 'No money for needy' is only clear one 
Irish Times 30/07/2011Ministers accused over autistic children as specialist schools forced to close 
Irish Examiner 29/07/2011 Dublin school for children with autism to close today 
RTE News 28/07/2011 Funding shortfall closes Dublin autism school 
TV3 28/07/2011 Autism school to close 


Source Date & Link Headline 
Irish Times 07/05/2012 Major delay in assessing disabled children 
Irish Times 04/05/2012 Homeopathy and autism 
Irish Independent02/03/2012 Doctor struck off in MMR controversy has decision quashed 
Irish Times 21/02/2012 Genetics and man-made chemicals equally to blame, say researchers 
Irish Times10/11/2011 A challenge must be put to claims of false science 
Irish Times06/10/2011 Parents avoid child vaccines at their peril 
Irish Times 30/08/2011Born with a craving for alcohol 
Evening Herald 08/09/2011Dont let a conspiracy theory put your child's life at risk ...                 
Irish Times 05/08/2011The measles menace 
Daily Mail23/07/2011 MMR fears gain support 
Irish Times 10/05/2011Does it work? Can flower remedies help with autism? 
Irish Independent 22/04/2011Simple food test makes all the difference for Alicia 
Irish Examiner      29/04/2011 Study uses checklist to screen for early autism warning signs 


SourceDate & Link Headline
Irish Independent 06/09/2011Therapy camp shows way in aiding autism
Irish Times 05/07/2011 Public donations to guide dog charity fall by €1m
Irish Times 11/06/2011 Big Easy balances bigger family issues with major pursuit
Irish Times 26/04/2011 Bringing up a child with special needs
Irish Times 04/02/2011 It's not a crime for a disabled person to have a child

International Press

Source Date & Link Headline 
BBC 02/04/2012 France's autism treatment 'shame' 
The Guardian05/01/2012Andrew Wakefield sues BMJ for claiming MMR study was fraudulent
The Guardian 27/12/2011 Mother condemns Kentucky school for putting autistic son in duffel bag 
The GuardianClick hereLibrary of all of their articles on autism 
Washington Post09/10/2011Microbes may play crucial role in human health 
Washington Post24/09/2011 Autism treatment benefits could be jeopardised by health law provision 
New York Times 18/09/2011Autistic and Seeking a Place in an Adult World 
New York Times 30/06/2011For some with autism, jobs to match their talents 

Tony Humphries : February 2012

There was a huge response to an article written by Dr. Tony Humphries in the Irish Examiner on 2nd February 2012. The list below is only a selection of the reactions to that article.

Source Date & Link Headline
Irish Independent03/03/2012 Life as a mother of a child with autism 
Irish Independent20/02/2012Mothers left out in the cold again 
Irish Examiner14/02/2012Reilly: Humphries autism comments 'outrageous'
Irish Examiner11/02/2012Psychologist Humphries shocked by reaction to his comments
Irish Examiner 08/02/2012 Don't blame parents for autism 
Irish Examiner 08/02/2012 Apologise to everyone affected by autism
Irish Examiner 07/02/2012 Autism controversy - The right to an opinion 

CBS NewsTwo little news gems 

1. Basketball hero ...

Thanks to ABA Ireland for bringing this gem of a story to our attention. It's a 2-minute feel-good story ... Check it out here! This video may cause some viewers severe smile muscle-ache and/or reach for their Kleenex.

2. An "unknown" Golf Legend ...

Moe Norman is a legend amongst top golf professionals - but how many of us know him? Moe died in 2004, but he was a unique pro golfer, with a radically different golf swing, one who shot four rounds of 59 in his career, and won dozens of events in Canada - but perhaps due to his autistic behaviours, he never made in on the American golf tour. Check out this web-site for an insight into a man with a special talent