So I am still waiting on a response in relation to this from Shine Ireland.
I am extremely concerned, not only by the original query, but also by their response.
Autistic children should not be subjected to any of this. It is not good for them now or for their mental health in the future.
As far as I know Shine have not had any input from autistics into any of these programs, nor to they employ any autistic people in their organization. But again I welcome their response on this. If I don’t hear back soon I shall be starting an email campaign because the Autistic Community in Ireland have a voice and so do concerned parents.
You cannot publish programs and advice like this publicly and not defend it. I am very concerned for our children in this country.