Manchester Airport Autism Awareness Strategy

Preparing children with ASD for flying Manchester Airport first launched its Autism Awareness initiative back in 2009 to help support autistic children and their families when using the airport. The initiative has now been refreshed and includes a booklet and video which explains to children on the autistic spectrum what happens when they go to […]

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 […]

Keith Duffy talks autism on the Late Late Show

Keith Duffy is an Irish actor and singer of Boyzone fame, as well as an autism campaigner and advocate. He has a daughter who is on the autism spectrum. On Friday he appeared on the Late Late Show in a thought provoking interview. Mr Duffy was recently awarded  an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal College […]

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) […]

Keith Duffy critisizes HSE for long waiting lists for children with autism to get diagnosis

Ireland, Keith Duffy– has described the HSE’s waiting lists for the assessment and diagnosis of autistic children as “disgusting” the Irish Independent reports. Mr Duffy’s daughter Mia, 14 has autism and said that with autism early diagnosis is essential. Speaking at the launch of Autism Awareness Month at Croke Park he said, “The HSE told […]

Autism capmpaigner, Boyzone’s Keith Duffy honoured with philanthropist of the year award

Dublin, Ireland – Boyzone band member and feverent autism campaigner Keith Duffy has been honoured with the philanthropist of the year award in an award ceremony celebrating charitable sector work. The ceremony covered by the  Irish Independent awards those who have spent time raising money and awareness across the charitable sector in Ireland. Over the last […]