The family are at present fundraising to build a new sensory room for Matthew Cahill at their house and are holding a table quiz this Friday in the Stonehouse in Navan.

A young schoolgirl touched the heart of her teacher when she wrote an essay wishing her brother could be “healed of autism”. “Every perso(...)

Support role: six-year-old Lucy Fagan, who is affected by autism, with her mother, Genevieve, at the launch of the Blue Nose fundraising campaign for Irish Autism Action. Photograph: Eric Luke

New figures published by Dublin City University have provided the first accurate measure of autism rates in Ireland. At 1 per cent, the inciden(...)