What is Autism

Autism is a lifelong neuro-developmental condition that some people are born with. It can impact people in different ways, how a person communicates with and understands others, how they form relationships, their ability to understand abstract concepts, and restricted or repetitive behaviour. They may often have sensory processing issues. It affects people in different ways, to varying degrees, depending on the circumstances which is why it is described as a spectrum disorder.

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We Work With Individuals, Families, & Groups

Social Interaction Clubs

Our social interaction groups provide weekly activity programmes for children and young people. Our staff and volunteers work with our social group members to encourage social interaction, communication, sensory integration and life skills.

Speech and Language Therapy

The speech and language therapy team at Dóchas is delighted to be able to offer affordable assessment and intervention to families across the Mid-West

Family Support

From recent experiences, we have noted the need to develop a new service here at Dóchas. Some families who are new to the Autism Journey or are finding a diagnosis particularly difficult are contacting us and feeling very overwhelmed

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Dóchas Midwest Autism Support was established by parents in 1997 in response to the need for an organisation to represent the needs of people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Mid-West region. The charity supports children, young adults and their families.

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