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Innovative family changes the world for Autistic children

Innovative family business aims to change the world for children with autism By Declan Varley Galway Advertiser NUI Galway-based start-up founders provide innovative autism speech and language learning programme offering hope to families worldwide, with the help of their 20-year-old son. Enda and Valerie Dodd’s innovative software solution ‘ALL’, named after their company, Animated [...]

By |2017-04-25T14:30:38+00:00April 25th, 2017|General, In the media, Parent stories, Questions answered|0 Comments

A day in the life: autism miracles on NUI Galway campus………

A day in the life: autism miracles on NUI Galway campus……… University Press, Galway Ireland Teenager Conor Dodd, diagnosed as severely autistic as a child, now teaches special needs children to communicate. In this story of hope and miracles, we look at how this came about and what the future holds for Conor. Can [...]

By |2017-04-28T09:39:57+00:00December 22nd, 2016|Form Blogs, Questions answered|2 Comments

Autism, parenting and learning readiness.

Autism, communication and parenting: our journey to learning readiness. One of the most frequent questions I get asked by parents is 'how do I get my son to co-operate with me?'. If I were to translate this question into a term more familiar to teachers, it would be how to get 'instructional control' with [...]

By |2017-04-28T09:11:23+00:00October 28th, 2016|Form Blogs, Questions answered|0 Comments

Setting expectations and the autistic child

Autism: understanding and setting expectations One of the most important yet least understood areas of special needs parenting is the area of setting expectations. Here Enda and Val talk about some of their experiences getting the balance right. For me the whole area of assessments, schools, special services, sports and expectations is an incredible conundrum. [...]

By |2017-04-28T09:15:07+00:00October 19th, 2016|Form Blogs, Questions answered|0 Comments

School and the autistic child

School and the Autistic child. A lot of families in our group connected with me over the summer about choosing a school for their special needs child. So I thought this would be a good topic for my next post. One of the most important decisions any parent of a special needs child will make [...]

By |2016-12-09T17:54:47+00:00October 11th, 2016|General, Parent stories, Questions answered|1 Comment

Disney animation and teaching language

Autism and Disney animation Up to now Val and I have concentrated on general topics relating to language development. In this post we are now turning to our language research with Disney animation. We started generally because it takes a village to raise a child and understanding this is really important when it comes to autism [...]

By |2016-12-09T17:57:39+00:00July 11th, 2016|General, Parent stories, Questions answered|0 Comments