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Using animation to teach language: Perspectives from Rebecca Eisenburg

Using Disney to Encourage Communication and Engagement By Rebecca Eisenberg “Affinity to Capability to Possibility” –from “Life Animated” by Ron Suskind I recently read the inspirational book “Life Animated” (by Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Suskind) about Owen—a boy diagnosed with autism at a young age. After reading a newspaper review of the book, I wanted [...]

By |2017-08-01T15:43:54+00:00August 1st, 2017|Advocacy, General, In the media, Questions answered|0 Comments

The autism narrative: Gayle MacDonald

The autism narrative: Gayle MacDonald As with anyone with a special interest in autism, and particularly as a family with autistic twins, I have more than a passing interest in what's out there about our community. Having said that however, what I find often makes my blood boil. If its not some research that [...]

By |2017-08-02T17:21:43+00:00August 1st, 2017|In the media, Parent stories, Questions answered|0 Comments

Innovative family business aims to change the world for children with autism

Enda and Valerie Dodd’s innovative software solution ‘ALL’, named after their company, Animated Language Learning, is driven by the belief that they can change the world for children with autism and their families. Since its inception in 2016, ALL has been adopted by 300 families and schools in Ireland, Europe and the US, and [...]

By |2017-07-26T16:40:01+00:00July 26th, 2017|General, In the media, Questions answered|0 Comments

Autism: making a difference in a child’s life

From ‘Toy Story’ to you: How a Galway family are making a difference on autism Animated language learning programme devised by family at NUI Galway campus company assisting children with autism Tue, Jul 4, 2017, 00:00 Lorna Siggins Sheriff Woody Pride and the members of his Roundup gang have a lot to answer for among [...]

By |2017-07-26T16:20:57+00:00July 26th, 2017|General, In the media, Questions answered|0 Comments

Behavior management and the summer months.

Behavior management and the summer months. When it comes to an autistic child one of the aspects that strikes the greatest fear in parents is the whole conundrum of behavior management. And what is behavior management? In its broadest sense managing behavior is a lot about getting your autistic child to engage in society [...]

By |2017-05-24T12:50:13+00:00May 24th, 2017|General, Parent stories, Questions answered|0 Comments

Autism and getting out and about with your child

Autism and getting out and about with your child.   With the summer arriving, and the children soon finishing school many parents are speaking to me about getting out and enjoying the summer with their children. This can be somewhat more complicated when one or a number of your family are autistic. In many [...]

By |2017-06-16T11:47:15+00:00May 19th, 2017|General, Parent stories, Questions answered|0 Comments