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THE IRISH PROGRESSIVE ASSOCIATION FOR AUTISM
Arguably the most traumatic time associated with Autism is the initial diagnosis. The period before diagnosis can be extremely stressful as you worry constantly if your child has autism. Most parents would have been on the internet checking for the signs and markers for autism and then comparing their child’s behaviours for similarities. This is useful to a point but to get a confirmed diagnosis of autism you need to get a professional assessment.
WHAT PARENTS SAY
“My husband and I are so grateful that our son attended Shine Early Intervention Unit for two years. Their unwavering focus and attention to his specific learning needs helped to maximise his potential in so many ways”
St Anthony’s School has been working closely with Shine for the last 7 years through their Building Blocks Programme. In that time they have provided creative and fresh ideas in the areas of behavioural, sensory and social integration to our teaching staff and our children have benefitted enormously as a result. I look forward to […]
Flor O’Sullivan Principal, St Anthony’s BNS, Ballinlough, Cork.
My son entered the PALS programme in 2012 as a shy and socially awkward 12 year old. The PALS programme gave him the skills he desperately needed to operate in social situations with his peers and classmates and had a hugely positive effect on his life. He still refers back to the things he learned […]
A O’Malley (Parent)
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