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About Amanda

Amanda Mc Guinness, BA (Hons), LLB (Hons),  is an Autism Consultant & Visual Supports Graphic Designer. 

She is a Director of AsIAm – Ireland’s National Autism Charity.

She is the Autism Ambassador for County Mayo. 

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Covid – 19 Vaccine Social Story

Covid – 19 Vaccine Social Story

A FREE Covid -19 Vaccine Social Story A Covid -19 Vaccine is now available for children in Ireland. Having three autistic son's who are almost all within the age cohort for the Covid - 19 Vaccine, I wanted to prepare a Social...

Home School Visuals

Home School Visuals

Irish schools are to remain closed until the end of January 2021. For families like mine, we will now Home School our children, with online learning for some being an option. For my sons, I know that online-learning is not an option as it will not meet their needs or...

No School Calendar

No School Calendar

It has now been 7 days since our schools closed. How long they will be closed, no one can say definitively. I have been contacted by multiple parents seeking a a "No School" Calendar to use with their children at home. Each morning I encourage my sons to place a "no...

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Autistic Traits

Autistic Traits

Everything that I am and can hope to be is because I am autistic. All of my traits are autistic traits. All that is good about me, everything that I have, can and will achieve is because I am autistic. There are so many incredible autistic traits that make me who I am...

The Language We Use Matters.

The Language We Use Matters.

The Language We Use Matters. We need to think about the language we use and it’s implications and impact.  I remember growing up always trying to be “normal” and trying to get it “right”.  The word “Normal” to me was so vast and immeasurable it preoccupied my...

Identity First Language Matters

Identity First Language Matters

Using Autistic Identity First Language Matters. Do you say “autistic” or “with autism”? Identity first or person first language?  As a parent to three autistic sons, in the past I have used “with autism” or that they “had autism”.  Reading and Research But then I...

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