Useful Links

The Middletown Centre for Autism
https://www.middletownautism.com/

The Middletown Centre for Autism provides a wide range of training for parents and professionals working with children and young people with autism. The centre also publishes research bulletins which are developed to meet the needs of professionals working in education with children and young people with.

Irish Autism Action
http://www.autismireland.ie/

Irish Autism Action is a young dynamic, innovative and passionate organisation formed in 2001 which is bringing positive change into the lives of those affected by autism. The range of services which Irish Autism Action provides includes awareness raising, early detection diagnosis, education support, advocacy, counselling, helpline, home based support, transition planning, social housing, research information and advice for families upon receiving diagnosis.

Irish Society for Autism
www.autism.ie
The Irish Society for Autism was formed with the goal of creating awareness of autism and convincing the authorities that early diagnosis and specialised education would greatly enhance the quality of life for people with Autism.

The National Autistic Society
www.autism.org.uk
The National Autistic Society are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.

Special Education Support Service – ASD Links Page
www.sess.ie
The role of the Special Education Support Service (SESS) is to enhance the quality of learning and teaching in relation to special educational provision. The service co-ordinates, develops and delivers a range of professional development initiatives and support structures for school personnel working with students with special educational needs in mainstream primary and post-primary schools, special schools and special classes. The SESS operates under the remit of the Teacher Education Section (TES) of the Department of Education and Skills. The link above lists sites which are external to the SESS but may be of interest to parents.