Autism Assessment and Diagnosis for Adults

For years, many people mistakenly believed that autism could only affect young children. The classic and stereotypical image of an autistic person was a small toddler boy that seemed to be ”lost in their own world”.  Thankfully because of the efforts of autistic self-advocates and their allies, we now understand that autism can occur across […]

What Benefits and Entitlements are available?

The average annual cost per autistic child for families amounts to €28,464.89 related to private services, loss of income and the provision informal care. By comparison, annual state expenditure per child on autism–related health, social and educational resources was €14,192.” Roddy & O’Neill, 2018 Benefits and entitlements available to parents and carers of autistic children […]

Autism Assessment and Diagnosis in Children

The assessment of autism in a child under the age of 18 years can be a lengthy and challenging, but ultimately worthwhile process. To make the process as efficient and easy as possible, GAP will explain the various routes to autism assessment and diagnosis.  When might your child be referred for an autism assessment?  Some […]

What is Autism?

If you or a someone close to you has recently been diagnosed or referred for an assessment, it it likely that you may be wondering ”What exactly is autism?”  You may have heard or read about ”ASD….Autism Spectrum Disorder…Aspergers Syndrome…level of functioning…” and much more. There is a lot of information available on the topic […]

GAP Christmas Raffle 2020!

Galway Autism Partnership (GAP) is hosting an online Christmas raffle this year to raise funds for our Charity; it’s been a difficult year and fundraising has been extremely challenging. Please support our charity by purchasing a ticket (or three) and help us to raise our goal of €500! The raffle can be entered online https://www.idonate.ie/raffle/GAP2020 and all entrants will automatically be entered to […]

GAP during COVID-19: Safety and Precautions

Updated: 9th December 2020 Galway Autism Partnership (GAP) is working to facilitate safe supports and activities in light of the Government’s recovery roadmap and the expectation that COVID-19 will be a part of our lives for the foreseeable future. GAP understands that this is a difficult time for you and your family, and we will […]

Life at GAP:A Teenage View

In April 2017 nine of Galway Autism Partnership teenage members – Jack, Bryan, Natasha, Sarah, Kira, Sean, Dylan, Nathan & Kiernan -took part in a series of workshops as part of a GAP Film Club. This film club was made possible by a generous donation by 100 Men Ireland. The young people involved had full […]