Autism and Hypermobility with Dr Jessica Eccles
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2w ago
In this episode, we’re learning more about the link between autism and physical health conditions. Dr Jessica Eccles, joins the podcast to discuss hypermobility: when someone has very flexible joints that can often cause pain.  You can find out more about Jessica’s work here: https://www.bsms.ac.uk/about/contact-us/staff/dr-jessica-eccles.aspx  ..read more
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Pain in Autistic Children and Young People with Bethany Donaghy
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3w ago
In this episode, we’re joined by Bethany Donaghy, an autistic researcher focused on understanding the experience of pain in autistic young people. She talks about the importance of challenging assumptions so we can better understand autistic children’s experience and expression of pain. She also chats about how being autistic has shaped how she conducts her research.   ..read more
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Understanding PDA with Dr Alison Doyle
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1M ago
In this episode, we’re joined by Dr Alison Doyle - an educational psychologist, researcher and practitioner who has spent years supporting neurodivergent people. We discuss Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), why people may relate to it, how they can find support and why the topic may be controversial for some.   ..read more
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DCU’s autism-friendly initiative with Fiona Earley
The Middletown Centre for Autism Podcast
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1M ago
As the Leaving cert approaches, lots of young people might also be thinking about university life. In this podcast we chat to Fiona Earley about Dublin City University’s autism-friendly initiative to find out about the steps that they’ve taken to support autistic students and staff.    ..read more
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Rugby with James and Wendy Vahey
The Middletown Centre for Autism Podcast
by Middletown Autism
2M ago
We’ve been delighted to partner with the IRFU to develop training for coaches who are supporting autistic players. To create our training, we talked to players, family members and coaches from across the country. In this podcast, Cat chats to James and Wendy Vahey, who are both players in Leinster. They chat about the benefits of ruby and the strengths that autistic people can bring to the game.   ..read more
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Unlocking Better Sleep for Autistic Individuals: Personalized Strategies and Understanding Challenges
The Middletown Centre for Autism Podcast
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6M ago
 In our latest podcast episode, we chat to two NHS sleep experts, Debbie Spain and Tasos Galanopoulos.  They have a conversation with our host, Cat, to help us better understand the science of sleep and how it might impact autistic people.   ..read more
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Autistic Strengths: A New Perspective on Inclusion with Noelle Foley- Coughlan
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8M ago
In our latest podcast episode, we chat toNoelle Foley Coughlan, a student who recently graduated from the MA in Autism Studies co-designed by Middletown Centre for Autism and Mary Immaculate College. Noelle focused her research on exploring the many strengths of autistic people of marginalised genders.     To find out more about our graduate courses visit: https://www.mic.ul.ie/faculty-of-education/programme/graduate-certificate-diploma-ma-autism-studies?index=0    As a Master's student dedicated to inclusivity and diversity, Noelle peels back the layers to expose the under ..read more
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Autistic Strengths: A New Perspective on Inclusion with Noelle Foley-Cochlin
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by Middletown Autism
8M ago
In our latest podcast episode, we chat toNoelle Foley Coughlan, a student who recently graduated from the MA in Autism Studies co-designed by Middletown Centre for Autism and Mary Immaculate College. Noelle focused her research on exploring the many strengths of autistic people of marginalised genders.     To find out more about our graduate courses visit: https://www.mic.ul.ie/faculty-of-education/programme/graduate-certificate-diploma-ma-autism-studies?index=0     As a Master's student dedicated to inclusivity and diversity, Noelle peels back the layers to expose the unde ..read more
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The Power and Struggles of Late Autism Diagnosis in Women: Insights from Karen Hayes
The Middletown Centre for Autism Podcast
by Middletown Autism
9M ago
Ever been fascinated by the realm of autism, particularly in women diagnosed late in life? Strap in for an insightful journey, as we joined by Karen Hayes - a researcher with a freshly minted Master's in Autism Studies who has devoted her time to understanding these unique narratives. Karen unravels captivating stories of 14 participants, sharing their struggles, their reasons for seeking diagnosis, and how they navigated the world while hiding in plain sight. Our conversation meanders through the labyrinth of experiences these women have faced. We explore the stigma and shame, and how it oft ..read more
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Interview with Carmel Rainsford
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by Middletown Autism
9M ago
In our latest podcast episode, we chat to Carmel Rainsford, a student on the MA in Autism Studies co-designed by Middletown Centre for Autism and Mary Immaculate College. Carmel had  studied on the graduate certificate and graduate diploma before she undertook the MA. The MA is focused on creating autism-affirming research. This is the first of our podcasts that will be celebrating the work of some of our students as they get set to graduate later this week. Carmel focused her research on understanding what school staff need so they are able to support meaningful inclusion for their autis ..read more
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