Slán Abháile ó Niamh

by Rachael Gordon Niamh O’Sullivan has worked as a healthy living facilitator for several years in Tuiscint to support us students in learning culinary skills. She taught me a lot about healthy foods and drinks. She taught a healthy living programme focusing on nutrition, well-being and overall health, which was one of my favourite modules. Niamh…

AS Insights

Life can be so cruel yet so good! Since I got diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome, I became more happier, independent, confident, comfortable in my own skin and accepting myself for who I am. Yet it has it down side! I can often get ‘selective hearing’ to certain noises (people munching on crisps is a big…

The Science of Asperger’s by Shane Gogarty

NOTE TO OUR READERS: This article was first published in the Tuiscint Newsletter on 20/4/17, and we would like to apologise for the omission of the writer’s sources, which are as follows: Definition of Autism Autism Ireland: https://autismireland.ie/about-autism/what-is-aspergers-syndrome/ Differences between Autism and Asperger’s Autism Speaks: https://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/tool-kits/asperger-syndrome-and-high-functioning-autism-tool-kit/how-are-and-hfa-dif Neurology Information Arcuate Fasciculus: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fnhum.2016.00214/ful Medical Information Asperger’s symptoms: http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/tc/aspergers-syndrome-symptoms#1…

Autism Diagnosis Increases

Over the past 4 decades we have seen the levels of people being diagnosed with autism skyrocket. Many have used the term epidemic or pandemic others have falsely blamed vaccinations, while others have gone on far reaching explanations that include genetically modified food and radiation contamination. In a Ted Talk given in 2015 Steve Silberman…

Cookery: Pizzas by Paul Doyle

Pizza Ingredients: Tomato Sauce Cheese Tomatoes Peppers Bases Onion Peppers Pineapple Ham Tips for making your own pizza: Have your base ready. Make the tomato sauce using a blender. Sprinkle some cheese. Put pizzas in the oven for approximately fifteen minutes at 180C. On the 6th February I was involved in making homemade pizzas as…

Show Racism The Red Card Contest Entry

We’re happy to share Tuiscint’s entry for the ‘Show Racism the Red Card‘ annual art competition. As a group, we met together to watch the ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ video and discuss where we had seen examples of racism and prejudice in our own communities. Some students expressed being able to identify with being…