Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Living Edition
| Editors: Fred R. Volkmar

Aspire: The Asperger Syndrome Association of Ireland

  • Desmond McKernan
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6435-8_102105-1

Introduction

The Asperger Syndrome Association of Ireland Ltd. (Aspire) was established in 1995 as a registered charity (CHY 11438) and a company (incorporation No. 231996). The original founders were a small group of parents who were concerned at the lack of awareness and information concerning Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism among parents and professionals and the absence of services specifically designed for those with the condition. The association was set up to provide support to individuals who have Asperger syndrome/high-functioning autism and their families and other caregivers and to encourage and undertake research into the condition.

Address: The Asperger Syndrome Association of Ireland Ltd., Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups, Coleraine House, Coleraine Street, Dublin 7, Republic of Ireland.

Membership: On the 31st of December 2013, the number of registered members of the association was 220.

Website: www.aspireireland.ie

Mission Statement: The mission of...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Asperger Syndrome Association of Ireland (Aspire)DublinIreland