As a parent of a “high functioning” and indeed, highly intelligent, teenager with autism (and dyspraxia) who is seemingly quite functional some of the time (depending on the day and the circumstances), I find the article by Victoria White both personally offensive and irresponsible to have published at all ‘High functioning idealism is of no benefit to disturbed autistic children’ (Irish Examiner, February 28).
Wed, 13 Mar, 2019
As David Burke’s acceptance speech extended on Sunday, Peter Canavan’s victorious address 14 years previous came to mind. “I’m not finished yet,” the Tyrone great told the masses in front of him. “It took me a long time to get here.”
Tue, 05 Sep, 2017