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  • Title: Rainchild Network | Autism in your Community, NorthWest Ireland
    Descriptive info: .. HOME.. AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS.. Autism.. Aspergers.. Symptoms.. Causes.. Treatment.. BLOG.. COMMUNITY.. Vacancies.. Classifieds.. Calendar.. Quotes.. Gallery.. Weblinks.. NorthWest.. FORUM.. Username:.. *.. Password:.. Create new account.. Request new password.. Forgot password?.. Create account.. Upcoming events.. NUI Galway 4th Intl.. Disability Summer School - 18-23 June 2012.. (Event).. (Now).. more.. Recent photos.. Lough Allen Adventure Center Summer Camp 2010 Photos.. FAI Autism Soccer Camp, Carrick on Shannon, 29/10/09.. Sabine Robin at polar bear quiz on laptop.. A typical outing!.. Who s New.. hometutorj.. EileenMcA.. Bling.. Shannon.. ukmum.. BJM1.. rainpeople.. Who's online.. There are currently.. 0 users.. and.. 3 guests.. online.. Failte! Welcome to Rainchild Network.. This is a.. Autism Spectrum Disorder.. information magazine for.. families.. ,.. individuals.. teachers.. groups.. in.. NorthWest Ireland.. focussed on.. Cavan.. Sligo.. Leitrim.. Roscommon.. Donegal.. Mayo.. Fermanagh.. To use social networking, please.. register.. We hope this website helps to connect people and assists in bridging the information gap between whats needed and whats available.. Offered - Galway.. Submitted by.. admin.. on 1 June, 2012 - 17:01.. News.. Galway.. Home-school.. Therapy.. Other.. Description:.. Willing to help!.. Price:.. n/a.. Hi I was just wondering if you have any paid or unpaid vacancies for helping out with the wonderful work you do, at the moment? I am an Applied Psychology student in UCC, entering my final year in September.. I will be in Galway for the summer and I would love to be involved in the wonderful work you do.. I have experience working with an autistic child for 6 months and I can send on a cv if you wish.. I look forward to hearing from you.. Kind Regards,.. Mary Egan.. maryegan510@gmail.. com.. Add new comment.. 40 reads.. ASD.. Leitrim News (unused).. 2-7yrs.. Dear parents.. I need.. a tutor for.. my son.. We live in.. Carrick.. -on-.. Is anyone.. , was at.. home.. teaching?.. Maybe.. you know.. a teacher.. from near.. thank you.. Shannon s blog.. 1 comment.. 32 reads.. July provision 2012.. cbeirne.. on 11 May, 2012 - 00:15.. 8-14yrs.. Job description:.. ABA style therapist sought for July 2012 provision for 9 year old boy.. flexability essential also references,and experience.. Beside Carrrick on Shannon in Co Leitrim.. How to apply:.. email.. cathbeirne@gmail.. 120 reads.. on 24 April, 2012 - 16:36.. Advocacy.. Disabilities.. event.. Special Needs.. Start:.. 18 Jun 2012 09:30.. End:.. 23 Jun 2012 17:00.. Timezone:.. Europe/Dublin.. 4th International Disability Summer School.. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - How to Use it.. 18th – 23rd June 2012.. Centre for Disability Law Policy, National University of Ireland, Galway, Republic of Ireland.. School Directors:.. Professor Gerard Quinn (NUI Galway, Ireland) Professor Michael Stein (Harvard Project on Disability).. With opening address by President of Ireland, Michael D.. Higgins.. SEE ATTACHED FLYER.. www.. nuigalway.. ie/cdlp/summer_school/2012/welcome.. html.. disabilitysummerscho@nuigalway.. ie.. 135 reads.. 1 attachment.. Blowing Bubbles for Autism World Record Attempt (26/4/2012).. on 22 March, 2012 - 15:40.. Autism awareness day.. 26 Apr 2012 08:15.. Blowing Bubbles from Atlantic City, NJ to Antioch, CA to Vancouver, Canada to…?.. Thursday, April 26, 2012 @1:15pm EST, 8:15am GMT.. HELP US SET THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR BLOWING BUBBLES! We need 37,000 people!.. FACES 4 Autism P.. O.. Box 2341 Ventnor, NJ 08406.. Contact: Isabelle Mosca, 609-412-3750.. Facebook fan page: Blow Bubbles 4 Autism.. e-mail:.. bubbles4autism@yahoo.. com.. , for FORMS.. website:.. faces4autism.. org.. 290 reads.. 4 attachments.. Come and try - Special Needs Judo, Ballyhaise, Cavan (18/2/2012).. on 29 January, 2012 - 21:37.. Enrichment-Dignity.. Sports.. 18 Feb 2012 08:59.. Judo Assist Ireland is a national program in the process of development by the Inclusion/Disability Commission of the Irish Judo Association.. The program is designed to further promote the Sport for ALL concept and to introduce the fantastic Olympic Sport of Judo to a wide variety of disability groups and individuals across Ireland.. Read more.. 221 reads.. ABA schools change to special school status.. Research participants wanted.. ElaineMcH.. on 23 January, 2012 - 17:52.. ABA.. ABA Schools.. Carers.. Early Intervention.. Evidence-Based.. Research.. Dear ABA tutors parents,.. My name is Elaine Mc Hugh, I studied psychology in NUI Galway and I’m currently taking part in a masters in educational research with the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.. I’m now in the process of conducting research which investigates the change of pilot ABA schools in Ireland to special school status.. What I am most interested in is your perceptions of the reforms and attitudes towards different types of treatment options.. I was wondering if you would be interested in being interviewed as part of this research.. I am looking for people who have been directly impacted by these changes.. Your personal information (and information about the associated school) will be confidential.. Please contact me if you are interested in taking part or if you have any questions.. 267 reads.. Parents now less tolerant of disabled children in same class (Independent, 20/1/2012).. on 20 January, 2012 - 16:11.. Education.. Parent Support.. School.. Parents now "less tolerant of disabled children in same class" (Independent, 20/1/2012).. MORE than one in five people say they would object if a pupil with an.. intellectual disability.. or.. autism.. was in the same class as their child.. The disturbing statistic marks a growing level of intolerance of these children in the education system.. Just one in 12 said they would object when a similar study was carried out in 2006.. The findings of the survey of attitudes to people with a disability, released yesterday, also reveal almost one in four would not want a pupil with a mental health problem -- like psychiatric illnesses -- in the same class as their child, up from 21pc in 2006.. Just 48pc believe that children with sensory impairments such as  ...   system, thereby aiding their integration into the wider school community.. It is expected that these classes will assist six children with ASD, which will be delivered by a dedicated teacher and two special needs assistants.. Local TD Frank Feighan is also welcoming the announcement.. Source: shannonside.. ie, 1st Sept, 2011.. 2501 reads.. Four Autism Units announced for Galway schools - 1/09/2011 ( GalwayNews.. ie).. on 5 September, 2011 - 19:46.. Specialised facilities for children with autism have been announced for four Galway schools this term.. The Autism Spectrum Disorder Units aim to integrate children with severe autism into the wider school community.. These facilities will be provided in.. Merlin Woods National.. School in Doughiska.. Gort Community School.. , Archbishop.. McHale College in Tuam.. Gairmscoil Mhuire in Athenry.. The 6 pupil classes are delivered by a dedicated teacher with the support of two special needs assistants.. Source: Galway News, 1st Sept 2011.. 627 reads.. Still looking for parents of children and adolescents with ASD.. Arlene.. on 22 August, 2011 - 16:58.. My name is Arlene Mannion.. I'm a 2nd year Masters of Science (MSc) student in applied behaviour analysis in National University of Ireland, Galway.. I'm currently conducting a research study for my thesis on comorbidity in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders in Ireland aged 3 to 16 years.. Please contact if you are interested in helping me with this study, or have any questions about the research.. Please include your email address or postal address if you are interested in participating, and I will send you on a questionnaire.. My email address is.. a.. mannion3@nuigalway.. Thanking you,.. Arlene Mannion.. 588 reads.. Research - children under 3 years.. on 18 July, 2011 - 13:10.. I am an MSc student in NUIG and I am looking for parents of children with ASD who are recently turned 3 years of age or younger to take part in research on comorbidity.. The study involves a questionnaire on issues your child may have aside from those associated with ASD, like eating or sleeping difficulties.. 531 reads.. RainChild Water Activity Camp Summer 2011.. on 12 July, 2011 - 23:12.. Summer Camps.. 21 Aug 2011 11:00.. 28 Aug 2011 16:00.. Sponsored.. by Connacht Gold, Leitrim Development Company and Keadue’s annual pony drive (.. Sunday.. 14/8/11.. ).. Free for autistic children and a sibling.. Age 6 to 16.. 489 reads.. Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Ireland.. on 6 July, 2011 - 11:42.. Dublin.. Home Tuition Grant.. Parenting.. ABA Ireland was established as a non-profit charitable organisation with following aims:.. To provide free ABA information and educational services (such as workshops, parent training/education, information newsletter) to members of the community who would derive benefit, such as parents of typically-developing children with problem behaviour, parents of children with autism, individuals with acquired brain injury.. The aim is to help especially those who may not be able to afford fees for a behaviour analyst.. 643 reads.. Kids Day Out, Kids Kingdom, Carrick-on-Shannon (July 10th, 2011).. on 4 July, 2011 - 13:05.. childrens day.. 10 Jul 2011 15:00.. 10 Jul 2011 17:00.. The next family event is on.. Sunday July 10.. th.. from.. 3pm to 5pm.. Kids Kingdom, Carrick-on-Shannon.. There will be lots to do.. The Centre consists of multiple lanes of ten pin bowling, a unique castle-themed multi-level play centre, a well-equipped arcade, sumo wrestling and a separate pool table area.. Food and drinks will also be served on the day.. Organised by Parents Support Network, Sligo; Please see FLYER below.. 811 reads.. Carers Association urges carers to join campaign (OceanFM, 7/6/2011).. on 4 July, 2011 - 12:26.. Adults.. The Carers Association in Sligo is urging carers across the North West.. to join them in the fight for a better life for those in the profession.. There are currently over 2400 carers in Sligo.. The organisation has unveiled its ".. One Voice.. " Campaign in the wake of.. last week's Prime Time Investigates programme, which conducted extensive research into the effects of cuts on family carers.. The programme found that.. 82 percent of carers have been affected by cutbacks.. in State services.. 3083 reads.. Sports Ability Summer Camp - July 2011 (Cavan/Monaghan).. on 22 June, 2011 - 12:41.. 11 Jul 2011 11:00.. 20 Jul 2011 13:00.. Monaghan Sports Partnership and Cavan Sports Partnership.. "Sports Ability" Summer Camp 2011.. For Young people with a disability aged 5-14yrs and their siblings.. Camp 1: Cavan Leisure Centre, Cavan, Date: 11th, 12th, 13th July 2011.. 526 reads.. 2 attachments.. 1.. 2.. 3.. 4.. 5.. next ›.. last ».. Popular content.. Examining the Experiences and Information Needs of Parents of Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Before/After Diagnosis.. Autism Support Ireland Website Launch (Autismsupport.. ASD - First 100 Days Kit.. more.. Recent comments.. Hi Lisa, I can identify with.. 2 weeks 2 days ago.. Home Tutor.. 2 weeks 3 days ago.. I wish there was a way we.. 4 weeks 10 min ago.. falabela.. 8 weeks 5 days ago.. This is the kind of preschool.. 12 weeks 6 days ago.. Thanks for sharing the file,.. 13 weeks 1 hour ago.. I need help.. 14 weeks 15 hours ago.. As a parent of an autistic.. 16 weeks 5 days ago.. Do the scientists know what.. 20 weeks 5 days ago.. new autism support group.. 33 weeks 4 days ago.. Today's popular content.. Grace IPhone App Free Promotion For IAA members.. Holy Family Special School, Cootehill.. Autism Summer Camp Information.. Latest vacancies.. Part-time OT and SLT needed.. Home Tutor/Therapist.. My groups.. Not a member of any groups.. Subscribe to News!.. Email:.. Subscribe.. Unsubscribe.. Previous issues.. Copyright 2010 Rainchild Network.. Secondary links.. Terms Conditions.. Privacy.. Terms.. About Network.. Principles.. Mission.. Supporters.. Contact.. Site map..

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  • Title: Autism Spectrum Disorders Booklet | Rainchild Network
    Descriptive info: Similar.. Autism Awareness Day in Mullingar Saturday 2nd April 2011.. Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders.. The Short Life of a Diagnosis.. PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome).. James Roan Consulting.. Professor Michael Fitzgerald.. Autism (ASD).. 1 guest.. Home.. Autism Spectrum Disorders Booklet.. on 5 February, 2009 - 19:45.. Learning that your child has an Autism Spectrum Disorder can be overwhelming.. It can also be a relief.. It is normal to feel a range of emotions and normal for family members to process their emotions differently.. Take time to care for yourself and each other.. It is important to remember that your child, after  ...   to terms with this new information.. Learning more about autism can help equip you to provide what is best for your child.. Although there is no cure, intervention can decrease some of the characteristics.. The earlier an intervention is initiated the better.. Treatment, tailored to your child s needs, can result in improved communication, social skills, and behavior.. [Above text by: Kansas University Medical Center,http://www.. kumc.. edu].. Asperger syndrome.. PDD-NOS.. Childhood Disentegrative Disorder (CDD).. Rett Syndrome.. Causes of ASD.. Treatments and Interventions.. Autism and Communication.. A few myths about Autism.. Nine Questions.. Related Conditions.. Autism (ASD) ›.. Printer-friendly version.. 2212 reads.. PDF version..

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  • Title: Autism (ASD) | Rainchild Network
    Descriptive info: ».. on 27 April, 2009 - 18:04.. is a.. developmental disorder.. characterized by disturbance in language, perception and socialization.. A variety of biochemical, anatomical and neuroradiographical studies imply a disturbance of brain energy metabolism in autistic patients.. The underlying aetiology of the disturbed bioenergetics metabolism in autism is still unknown.. Autism (sometimes called classical autism ) is the most common condition in a group of developmental disorders known as the autism spectrum disorders (ASD).. There are three distinctive behaviours that characterize.. autism.. Autistic children have difficulties with.. social interaction.. , problems with.. verbal and nonverbal communication.. , and.. repetitive behaviours or narrow, obsessive interests.. These behaviours can range in impact from mild to disabling.. The hallmark feature of Autism is impaired social interaction.. Parents are usually the first to notice symptoms of autism in their child.. As early as infancy, a baby with autism may be unresponsive to people, or focus intently on one item to the exclusion of others for long periods of time.. A child with autism may appear to develop normally and then withdraw and become indifferent to social engagement.. Many children with autism have a reduced sensitivity to pain, but are abnormally sensitive to  ...   months.. It is a developmental disability that impairs typical development.. Communication concerns include delayed speech, lack of gestures such as pointing, or the continuous repeating of certain words or sounds.. This can range from an individual who is nonverbal to not being able to interpret body language or to participate comfortably in a two-way conversation.. Social concerns may include poor eye contact, lack of interest in other children, or not being able to appropriately interact with people.. This can range from isolating oneself from others socially to experiencing social awkwardness in making and maintaining ongoing relationships.. Behaviors that are repetitive and unusual might include strict adherence to routines or obsessive interests, flapping of hands, or walking on tiptoes.. Individuals may exhibit rigidity in thought processes, which can include difficulty with learning abstract concepts, generalizing information, and tolerating changes in routines and/or environments.. When each of these areas are delayed or there is a lack of specific skills, the diagnosis of an.. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).. may be given.. Autism is a syndrome, which means that it is a condition defined by the existence of a collection of characteristics.. ‹ Autism Spectrum Disorders Booklet.. up.. Asperger syndrome ›.. 1943 reads..

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  • Title: Asperger syndrome | Rainchild Network
    Descriptive info: Student looking for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders for research study.. on 8 April, 2009 - 12:18.. Asperger syndrome (AS) is a developmental disorder that is characterized by:.. *.. limited interests or an unusual preoccupation with a particular subject to the exclusion of other activities,.. repetitive routines or rituals,.. peculiarities in speech and language, such as speaking in an overly formal manner or in a monotone, or taking figures of speech literally.. socially and emotionally inappropriate behavior and the inability to interact successfully with peers,.. problems with non-verbal communication, including the restricted use of gestures, limited or inappropriate facial expressions, or a peculiar, stiff gaze,.. clumsy and uncoordinated motor movements.. AS is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), one of a distinct group of neurological conditions characterized by a greater or lesser degree of impairment in language and communication skills, as well as repetitive or restrictive patterns of thought and behavior.. Other ASDs include: classic autism, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (usually referred to as PDD-NOS).. Parents usually sense there is something unusual about a child with AS by the time of his or her third birthday, and some children may exhibit symptoms as early as infancy.. Unlike children with autism, children with AS retain their early language skills.. Motor development delays crawling or walking late, clumsiness are sometimes the first indicator of the disorder.. The incidence of AS is not well established, but experts in population studies conservatively estimate that two out of every 10,000 children have the disorder.. Boys are three to four times more likely than girls to have AS.. Studies of children with AS suggest that their problems with socialization and communication continue into adulthood.. Some of these children develop additional psychiatric symptoms and disorders in adolescence and adulthood.. Although diagnosed mainly in children, AS is being increasingly diagnosed in adults who seek medical help for mental health conditions such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).. No studies have yet been conducted to determine the incidence of AS in adult populations.. [source: ww.. ninds.. nih.. gov].. ‹ Autism (ASD).. PDD-NOS ›.. 2207 reads.. Lisa.. on 13 March, 2012 - 00:53.. Hi I've a little boy,with a lot going on,he is ADHD and odd and now doctors have said to me a few times each visit,have I heard of aspergers? Well the answer to that  ...   does he like dinasours or space or computers.. if my son develops an interest in anything it is all or nothing.. he got an ipod at christmas and has 180 albums on it already!!!!!!!!!! for gods sake how could you even listen to that many songs!!! but he is brilliant and yes he is quirky and different but so what!.. Our Pchologist explained it as a different "wiring" of the brain as in right handed and left handed which gives him a different perspective to most people.. so what's wrong with that.. there are some communication issues with aspergers.. my son is a bit of a loner but is managing fine so if you would like to contact me please do.. I work in Cavan.. al.. on 26 January, 2012 - 16:18.. Do the scientists know what causes this syndrome to show up? We need to learn to prevent it, it's so tough to deal with a disease like that in the family.. My wife is worried that her candida issue may affect the child before birth, we searched on this.. candidayeastsupport.. resource and we found nothing about that.. Could someone please some share some details to us? Where should we look?.. aspergers.. magpie.. on 8 October, 2010 - 23:02.. Hi Nikki123,.. Have a look at.. http://www.. aspergersupport.. ie/.. and there is a Sligo Aspergers Group also I think, see:.. http://rainchild.. ie/content/event/meeting-parents-children-aspergers-syndrome/.. Hope this helps.. nikki123.. on 7 October, 2010 - 13:18.. hi my seven year old son has just been diagnosed with aspergers syndrome.. to be honest im not sure what to do or how to help him.. any information would be greatly appreciated.. hi nikki i have a 7year old.. on 13 October, 2010 - 14:27.. hi nikki.. i have a 7year old boy also diagnosed with aspergers this year.. i would be happy to help, if i can, with any questions you might have, Cbeirne.. Post new comment.. Your name:.. E-mail:.. 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  • Title: Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders | Rainchild Network
    Descriptive info: The Autism Jigsaw - 18-19th Oct 2011.. First Signs, ASD Flags.. Autism chaos as one-third wait over year for diagnosis.. on 8 December, 2009 - 11:19.. Warning Signs.. of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder.. Does.. my child have Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD, PDD)?.. According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's Autism Facts, a doctor should.. definitely and immediately.. evaluate a child for autism if he or she:.. Does not babble or coo by 12 months of age.. Does not gesture (point, wave, grasp, etc.. ) by 12 months of age.. Does not say single words by 16 months of age.. Does not say two-word phrases on his or her own (rather than just repeating what someone says to him or her) by 24 months of age.. Has.. any.. loss of.. language or social skill at.. age.. Are there other possible symptoms of autism and PDD?.. There are a number of things that parents, teachers, and others who care for children can look for to determine if a child needs to be evaluated for autism.. The following.. red flags.. could be signs that a doctor should evaluate a child for autism or a related communication disorder.. The child does not respond to his/her name.. The child cannot explain what he/she wants.. Language skills or speech are delayed.. The child doesn t follow directions.. At times, the child seems to be deaf.. The child seems to hear sometimes, but not others.. The child doesn t point or wave bye-bye.. The child used to say a few words or babble, but now he/she doesn t.. The child throws intense or violent tantrums.. The child has odd movement patterns.. The child is hyperactive, uncooperative, or oppositional.. The child doesn t know how to play with toys.. The child doesn t smile when smiled at.. The child has poor eye contact.. The child gets stuck on things over and over and can t move on to other things.. The child seems  ...   Does the child cuddle like other children?.. Or, Does the child direct your attention by holding up objects for you to see?.. The doctor will also ask if the child has any features that were listed earlier as definite signs for evaluation for autism.. If the doctor finds that a child either has definite signs of autism, or has a high number of red flags, he or she will send the child to a specialist in child development or another type of health care professional, so the child can be tested for autism.. The specialist will rule out other disorders and use tests specific to autism.. Then.. he or she will decide whether a formal diagnosis of autism, autism spectrum disorder, or another disorder is appropriate.. When do children usually show signs of autism?.. In most cases, the symptoms of autism are measurable by certain screening tools at 18 months of age.. However, parents and experts in autism treatment can usually detect symptoms before this time.. In general, a formal diagnosis of autism can be made when a child is two, but is usually made when a child is between two and three, when.. he or she has a noticeable delay in developing language skills.. Recent studies show that at least 20 percent of children with autism experienced a regression, as reported by their parents.. This means that the children had a mostly normal development, but then had a.. loss of social or communication skills.. To date, however, there is little information about this type of regression, such as the age it seems to start, how severe it is, and what, if anything, triggers it.. NICHD researchers are looking into a variety of possible causes for both early onset and regressive autism.. The information within quotation marks is reprinted from portions of Autism Facts by the United States National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.. Indicators of ASD.. ‹ Autism and Retts differences.. Indicators of ASD ›.. 1885 reads..

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  • Title: Causes of ASD | Rainchild Network
    Descriptive info: Autism battlefront.. Biomedical Products.. Treating Autism 2011 London (UK) conference, 18/19 Jun 2011.. Only 12% of Germans say they will have H1N1 vaccine after row over safety of adjuvants [BMJ 21/10/09].. Swine flu vaccine doses to contain steriliser additive [irishtimes, 4/9/09].. Mayo worst for uptake of MMR vaccine.. A Genetic Clue to Why Autism Affects Boys More [Time Magazine].. Gut and Psychology Syndrome.. on 27 April, 2009 - 18:34.. Causes-Triggers.. Environment factors.. Genetic Risk.. Healing the Gut.. immune-system.. Toxins.. Vaccines.. Although there is no known unique cause of ASD, there is.. growing evidence that autism can be caused by a variety of problems.. There is some indication of a.. genetic influence.. in autism.. For example, there is a greater likelihood that two monozygotic twins (i.. , identical twins) will have autism than two dizygotic twins (i.. , fraternal twins).. In the case of monozygotic twins, there is a 100% overlap in genes; whereas in dizygotic twins, there is a 50% overlap in genes, the same overlap as in non-twin siblings.. Currently, a great deal of research has focused on locating the 'autism gene' however, many researchers speculate that.. three to five genes.. will.. likely be associated.. with autism.. There is also evidence that the genetic link to autism may be a.. weakened.. compromised immune system.. Other research has shown that depression and/or dyslexia are quite common in one or both sides of the family when autism is present.. There is also evidence that a.. virus can cause autism.. There is an increased risk in having an autistic child after exposure to rubella during  ...   a total of follow-up of 5811 children still December 1999.. This study provides three strong arguments against a causal relation between MMR vaccination and autism.. According to this, as well as other available international studies, the WHO has declared no to be aware of any scientific evidence that meets the criteria laid out by the Committee (The Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety) that might substantiate an association between autism and MMR vaccines.. With respect to.. biochemistry.. , many autistic individuals have.. elevated levels of serotonin.. in their blood and cerebral spinal fluid, whereas others have relatively low levels of serotonin.. It should be mentioned that other disorders, such as Down syndrome, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and unipolar depression are also associated with abnormal levels of serotonin.. There is also evidence that some autistic individuals have.. elevated levels of beta-endorphins.. , an endogenous opiate-like substance in the body.. It is felt that those individuals who have an increased pain tolerance may likely be due to elevated levels of beta-endorphins.. A.. dysfunctional immune system.. has also been.. associated with autism.. It is thought that a.. viral infection.. or an.. environmental toxin.. may be responsible for.. damaging the immune system.. As mentioned above, there is also evidence of a.. genetic association to a compromised immune system.. Researchers have found that many autistic individuals have a.. decreased.. number of.. helper t-cells.. which.. help the immune system fight infection.. Source:.. EUROPEAN COMMISSION HEALTH CONSUMER PROTECTION DIRECTORATE-GENERAL.. Directorate C - Public Health and Risk Assessment, C2 - Health information].. ‹ First Signs, ASD Flags.. Treatments and Interventions ›.. 1676 reads..

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  • Title: Treatments and Interventions | Rainchild Network
    Descriptive info: Intensive Behavioral Treatment for Children With Autism: Four-Year Outcome and Predictors (Nov 2005).. Autism - What is the Diagnosis? (Presentation by Dr Magdalena Cubala-Kucharska).. Early Intervention Research - Searching for parents and tutors to complete a questionnaire!.. on 23 April, 2009 - 01:38.. Behavioural Science.. Natural Medicine.. For many children, ASD symptoms improve with treatment and with age.. Some children with autism grow up to lead normal or near-normal lives.. Therapies and behavioural interventions are designed to remedy specific symptoms and can bring about substantial improvement.. In contrast to 20 years ago when many autistic individuals were institutionalized, there are now many flexible living arrangements.. Usually, only the most severe individuals live in institutions.. In adulthood, some people with autism live at home with their parents; some live in residential facilities; some live semi-independently (such as in a group home); and others live independently.. Therapists use highly structured and intensive skill-oriented training sessions to help children develop social and language skills.. Doctors often prescribe an antidepressant medication tohandle symptoms of anxiety, depression, or obsessive-compulsive disorder.. Anti-psychotic medications are used to treat severe behavioural problems..  ...   interests.. Most professionals agree that the earlier the intervention, the better.. Over the years, families have tried various types of traditional and non-traditional treatments to reduce autistic behaviors and to increase appropriate behaviors.. Although some individuals are given medications to improve general well-being, there is no primary drug which has been shown to be consistently effective in treating symptoms of autism.. The most widely prescribed medication for autistic children is Ritalin, (a stimulant used to treat Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder).. However, there are no double-blind controlled studies to demonstrate its effectiveness for those with autism.. The two treatments which have received the most empirical support are Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA; behaviour modification) and the use of vitamin B6 with magnesium supplements or Di-methylglycine (DMG).. Behaviour modification involves a variety of strategies, (e.. g.. positive reinforcement, time-out), to increase appropriate behaviors, such as communication and social behaviour, and to decrease inappropriate behaviors, such as self-stimulatory and self-injurious behaviour.. [Source: EUROPEAN COMMISSION, HEALTH CONSUMER PROTECTION DIRECTORATE-GENERAL, Directorate C - Public Health and Risk Assessment, C2 - Health information].. ‹ Causes of ASD.. Autism and Communication ›.. 1803 reads..

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  • Title: Blogs | Rainchild Network
    Descriptive info: Blogs.. Again,.. I do.. Do.. you work.. sonriseprogram.. or.. Handle.. Please.. write.. how to start?.. Very.. grateful to.. Anna.. 10 reads.. Diet.. online-stores.. Hi Guys,.. We are a new Irish online health store providing supplements that help with digestive problems, gut disorders, metal toxicity, nutritional deficiencies and general health.. Check us out at.. optimumsupplements.. org/chelation-biomedical/.. Paul s blog.. 326 reads.. Anybody there ?.. gadget s blog.. 162 reads.. SNA Cutbacks.. on 22 June, 2011 - 10:28.. NCSE.. 200 SNAs to be removed from schools.. Will know today if my child's school is one! Mr Ruairí Quinn will regret his decision.. What a U-turn!.. !.. 576 reads.. iPhone apps, ideal for autistic children.. on 22 June, 2011 - 09:08.. http://itunes.. apple.. com/us/app/peekaboo-hd/id418475159?mt=8.. 341 reads.. happy to help.. 26-44yrs.. i see on facebook u were looking for help wiv study of autism i am a new parent to autism i have a beautiful 3yr old nearly 4yr old who is quite high wiv autism and a 13 yr old daughter wiv boader line adhd so email me.. h.. stonnell1981@live.. co.. uk.. if i can be of any help xx.. stonnell s blog.. 139 reads.. Penny Rogers.. on 27 March, 2011 - 20:47.. ASD screening.. Assessments.. Psychology.. In-door Adventure Play CentreKidz Co in Mullingar are hosting their third World Autism Awareness Day on Saturday 2.. nd.. April 2011.. The United Nations declared April 2.. World Autism Awareness Day to increase and develop world knowledge of autism.. There is free entry for families who are a member of a local or national ASD group (please specify which organisation on reception).. Dr Penny Rogers (Clinical Psychologist) will be doing free screening for Autism all day (11.. 00 to 5.. 00pm), which will help parents to decide whether they need to obtain a diagnostic assessment to rule out an Autism Spectrum Disorder.. There will also be information available on Autism Spectrum Disorders and free face-painting.. Collection buckets  ...   blog.. 481 reads.. Christmas Party for all children and adults with ASD.. on 1 December, 2010 - 00:47.. Events.. Holidays.. Parties.. Seasons.. Free Christmas party open to all individuals with autism - children and adults and their parents and siblings on the 12th December 2010 from 3 pm to 6pm at the Shannon key West Hotel Rooskey, Co Leitrim.. Refreshments will be served.. The aim of this evening is to make this a fun event suitable for all ages.. Please phone or text Michael Bryson on 087 9877342 RVSP to Michael Bryso by 8th December (we need a idea of numbers for food).. Santa will pay a visit on the day (please leave a gift wrapped and label with you child(ren) names on them at reception and santa will present this gift to your child(ren).. Please note the value of the gift shall be no more than €10.. 354 reads.. MWB Autism support meeting.. on 14 November, 2010 - 17:24.. MWB Autisim Suppot are holding their next meeting as follows:.. Date November 25th.. Time 8.. 30pm.. Venue Family Life centre.. Guest Speaker will be Declan Sweeny from Reconnect Autism.. org who will speak on An Introduction to the Relationship Development Intervention Program.. A Family Centred Developmental approach to the treatement of ASD.. This is open to all parents, carers and people working with Autism or anyone interested in Autism.. For more details contact Michael Bryson on 087 9877342.. Hope to see you there.. 571 reads.. Music Therapy Ireland.. Music Therapy I.. on 11 November, 2010 - 19:13.. Music Therapy.. Click here for our 10th November 2010 Event:.. rainchild.. ie/content/event/music-therapy-ireland-event-10nov2010.. Music Therapy Ireland s blog.. 258 reads.. Great blogger - autistic.. Bear Essentials.. on 20 October, 2010 - 18:59.. Aaron Likens Blog.. http://lifeontheothersideofthewall.. blogspot.. com/2010/07/autism-is.. Bear Essentials s blog.. 377 reads.. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.. (HBOT) has shown promising results in the treatment of autism.. autismtodayblog.. com/.. Follow on twitter.. twitter.. com/autismtoday.. 295 reads..

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  • Title: Community | Rainchild Network
    Descriptive info: Community.. This describes content tagged as "Community" on rainchild network.. AKOL.. on 8 September, 2011 - 11:07.. Conferences.. Cork.. Training.. 18 Oct 2011 09:45.. 19 Oct 2011 16:00.. The Shine Centre will hold the Autism Jigsaw Event in Cork on the 18th 19th of October.. This unique event is kindly sponsored by QUINNhealthcare and will bring the autism community together to share information, strategies and innovations and create better outcomes for our children and adults with autism.. Great list of speakers and exhibitors, tickets just €20 (incl' lunch) €15 for students.. autismjigsaw.. 491 reads.. Carers Association Roscommon, Barbecque June 12th 2011/ DayTrip June 19th 2011.. on 7 June, 2011 - 12:49.. Respite.. 12 Jun 2011 14:00.. 12 Jun 2011 17:00.. The Carers Association Roscommon has organized two Social Events for Carers Week, 12th-19th June 2011.. 476 reads.. Continence Information Day, Ballybofey (16/4/2011).. on 9 April, 2011 - 18:36.. Continence.. 16 Apr 2011 09:30.. Continence Information Day.. Organised by Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland, Donegal Branch.. Jackson s Hotel, Ballybofey, Co.. Donegal, Saturday 16th April 2011.. A unique opportunity for individuals, families,.. carers and professionals to learn and share.. information regarding continence issues.. 9.. 30am Registration.. 00am.. Frances Halligan,.. Continence Advisor Our Lady s Children s Hospital Crumlin.. Urodymanic Department Consultant to SBHI.. 12.. 30pm.. Lunch.. Frances McGinley.. Continence Advisor for Community Services Co.. 346 reads.. The Fourth Annual World Autism Awareness Day Fundraisers.. iaa.. 2 Apr 2011 22:06.. 8 Apr 2011 23:59.. The Fourth Annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2011.. Every year, autism organisations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events.. On Friday April 1st and Friday April 8th, Irish Autism Action will be holding bucket collections throughout the country to help raise valuable funds for the organisation.. We would greatly appreciate your support if you see our collectors out on the streets.. If anyone would like to volunteer an hour or two of their time to help out, please call Colette on.. 044 93 42576.. 216 reads.. Workshop: How to Advocate for your family member with a disability - Longford, 5/Mar/2011.. on 9 February, 2011 - 13:58.. Longford.. Person Centred Planning.. 5 Mar 2011 09:30.. How to Advocate for your family member with a disability (Dublin, Cork, Longford workshops).. Family members are natural advocates as they know their relation better than anyone else.. In this workshop you will learn how to present your concerns and problems in writing, prepare for meetings, and search for win-win solutions.. Your will learn how to use your emotions as a source of energy and power, and how to focus on getting appropriate services and supports for your family member with Intellectual Disability or Autism.. Venue:.. Longford Arms Hotel, Longford.. Date: 5th March 2011.. Fee:.. 10 Euro per Person per Workshop, Advanced booking is advisable.. 276 reads.. Carers Meet the Candidates Evening, Roscommon South/ Leitrim 17/Feb/2011.. on 8 February, 2011 - 12:35.. 17 Feb 2011 20:00.. The Carers Association Roscommon has organised a.. Carers Meet the Candidates Evening for Carers.. from the Roscommon South/ Leitrim Constituency.. All Candidates have been invited, and have indicated that they will be in Attendance:.. Date: - Thursday 17th February, 2011,.. 08.. 00pm.. Venue: - Hannon s Hotel Roscommon.. This evening is  ...   Date Fundraiser in Aid of Autism Action - August 1st 2010.. Mulv80.. on 21 July, 2010 - 12:27.. Blinddate.. Marathon.. 32 Marathon Challenge Fundraiser Night - Landmark Hotel, Carrick On Shannon - August 1st - 8.. 30pm till Late.. The Challenge:.. Gerry Duffy and Ken Whitelaw will attempt to run 32.. consecutive.. marathons in 32 counties in just 32 days! This promises to be a truly amazing accomplishment should they be successful.. Their second last marathon will be in Leitrim on August 1st around the grounds of Lough Rynn Estate.. 1410 reads.. 32 Marathons in 32 days for Autism.. How you can help?.. on 14 June, 2010 - 18:52.. Starting on Friday July 2nd 2010 they will visit the entire 32 counties running 26.. 2 miles each and every day.. This event is being co-ordinated and organised entirely by Irish Autism Action (Charity Number CHY 14656) and Autism NI (Charity Number XR 22944).. In addition Gerry and Ken also wish to make a donation to the Irish Cancer Society (Charity Number CHY 5863).. 753 reads.. Leitrim Summer 2010 Free Swimming Lessons.. Free to all children / teenagers on the Autism Spectrum.. on 25 May, 2010 - 20:57.. Due to funding from the AIB better Ireland campaign and the co-operation of the local HSE autism services, RainChild Leitrim are delighted to offer your son or daughter free swimming lessons.. For children and teenager s not availing of the Summer camp we are offering a block of four free one-to-one swimming lessons with a fully qualified swimming instructor, who specialises in special needs children, in Drumshanbo.. (We may be able to arrange different locations).. 1516 reads.. Leitrim Summer 2010 Water Activity Camp.. on 25 May, 2010 - 20:35.. 22 Jul 2010 10:00.. Due to funding from the.. AIB better Ireland campaign.. and the co-operation of the Leitrim HSE autism services, we are delighted to offer your son or daughter a place at the above activity camp.. Suitable for 8 years old to 16 years old.. The camp will run on.. Sunday 11nd July, Sunday 18th July and Thursday 22nd July.. From 11am to 4pm.. It is located in the Lough Allen Adventure Centre, Ballinagleragh, Co Leitrim.. loughallenadventure.. 674 reads.. Connacht Gold Autism Fundraiser, Sponsored Car Wash (17/7/10).. on 21 May, 2010 - 15:24.. 17 Jul 2010 10:00.. 17 Jul 2010 16:00.. Connacht.. Gold.. Sports and Social Club.. 450 reads.. Connacht Gold chooses Autism as their Charity of the Year, 2010.. on 7 May, 2010 - 22:22.. We are pleased to learn that Connacht Gold has selected.. Irish Autism Action.. to be its.. Charity of the Year for 2010.. Connacht Gold has always been very supportive of good causes in the community and this year they wish to help support local autism initiatives in the region.. As part of the partnership they will make a direct financial contribution and hope it can be supplemented through staff fund-raising efforts in 2010.. 1038 reads.. on 8 April, 2010 - 22:19.. Grace.. Iphone.. O2.. PECS.. As part of the launch of the new Grace iPhone App, O2 and IAA will be running a promotion for.. all.. members of IAA.. to avail of the app for free.. (The cost of the app is normally 29.. 99).. 968 reads..

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  • Title: Vacancies | Rainchild Network
    Descriptive info: athasschool.. on 11 February, 2010 - 14:05.. Áthas school in Kiltimagh, County Mayo is looking for both an Occupational Therapist and Speech Language Therapist.. to provide service 1 day per week.. The school is currently the only school providing applied behaviour analytic (ABA) services in County Mayo.. It currently caters to 4 pupils, with additional children accessing after school tutoring.. Please email Shannon Eidman, the Director of Education at.. athasschool@gmail.. 738 reads.. sabine.. on 2 April, 2010 - 20:09..  ...   Applied Behaviour Analysis) training will be provided.. Own transport is needed.. - You have to be funloving, energetic and creative.. - you need some leader abilities.. - you have to be able to work independently.. - and, very important, be dedicated to your work.. Sounds interesting for you, or you know of someone.. who would be interested?.. Want to know more?.. then get in contact.. and leave a message for me.. or send an e-mail to.. bine08@gmx.. 905 reads..

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  • Title: Classifieds | Rainchild Network
    Descriptive info: Last Updated.. Type of Ad.. County.. How to post your classifed advert on rainchild.. 9 Jul 2009 - 11:55.. For Free.. 25 May 2010 - 11:17.. Wanted.. PLAY THERAPY GALWAY.. 23 Nov 2010 - 19:28.. 2010 July Provision in Leitrim.. 28 Apr 2011 - 11:03.. July Provision 2011: Teacher Available, Leitrim Area.. 23 Jun 2011 - 23:18.. 1 Jun 2012 - 17:03..

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