Tributes flood in for Irish autism activist found dead in her home

Ballinagearagh, Ireland – Tributes are flooding in for a relentless autism campaigner who was found dead in her home after being attacked. Susan Dunne, 56, who shared her home with 19 year old autistic son Patrick, lived in the rural heart of North Kerry, Ireland, where neighbours are shocked with the turn of events. Her […]

Man who FBI claim is the ‘largest facilitator of child porn on the planet.’ has trial delayed due to recent Asperger’s diagnosis

Ireland – A recent article published on the Breaking News.ie website told of how a 30-year-old man from Dublin, who has both Irish and US citizenship, is fighting extradition from Ireland to the United States over charges that have been made with regards to website images that depict the rape and torture of pre-pubescent children. […]

Autism Assistance Dog Found

Castleconnell, Ireland.– Autism Assistance Dog Toby, a mix of Bernese Mountain Dog and a Beagle, disappeared last Sunday in front of his owner Nicola Meskell’s home in Castleconnell Ireland. In a public statement she asked for the dog to be returned to her safely so it can resume it’s duties of helping her 21-year-old son […]

Keith Duffy to step down as Patron of Irish Autism Action

Ireland – Former Coronation Street star and member of the band Boyzone, Keith Duffy has announced that he will be stepping down from his position as Patron of the charity, Irish Autism Action (IAA). Mr Duffy has helped raise over €8m for IAA as well as much needed awareness during his decade working with the […]

Protest against NUA Healthcare to take place in Harrogate. #AnthonyKletzander

UK – A post on the Disabled People Against Cuts website states that, ‘Nua Healthcare is the institution where Anthony Kletzander is incarcerated and abused.’ Mr Kletzander, who is from Ireland, is a 26 year-old man who has autism. Two years ago he was an active member of his community and had Independent Living, with […]

Charities still affected by ‘salary top-ups’ controversy

Dublin, Ireland — A year after the ‘salary top-ups’ controversy that tainted the reputations of most charitable organizations in Ireland, charity execs say that the organizations are still recovering from the backlash of the infamous scandal. Controversies were sparked last year after it was revealed that outrageous salary top-ups were paid to a number of […]

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland award honorary fellowship to Keith Duffy

Ireland – Keith Duffy, actor, singer and parent to a daughter  with autism is Patron of the charity Irish Autism Action (IAA). To date Mr Duffy has helped to raise a total of  €4m for  families affected by autism. Now the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) […]

Children with autism benefit from having a specially-trained dog

Researchers at University College Cork (UCC) say they have proven that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can benefit from having a specially trained dog from a young age. The research has been published by the British Medical Journal. Dr Louise Burgoyne of UCC’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, who is the Lead researcher, […]

Nine year old autistic boy denied Dublin bus ride with service dog

Dublin, Ireland – An investigation is underway in Dublin bus Company, Dublin Bus, after a nine year old autistic boy was denied a bus ride because he had a service dog. The driver of the bus refused to continue with the journey after Michael McQuillan his mother and sister boarded the bus. Head office management […]

Tony the Turtle books, for children with autism

Cork, Ireland – Valerie Sheehan is an Irish autism tutor and has created the character Tony the Turtle for children with Austism Spectrum Disorders. She has written several books about his adventures. After obtaining her Montessori degree, Valerie set up her own small business as a home tutor for children with autism. “It was daunting at first […]