Supports outside DCU

Supports Outside DCU

Unfortunately, there aren’t a huge amount of supports outside DCU available for adults on the autism spectrum, as services have traditionally focused on children given a diagnosis. Below are a list  services and initiatives that have been set up for and/or by adults on the autism spectrum. They are not endorsed or recommended by DCU, but included for information purposes.

Helpline Support

Aspire Ireland provide general information about services and supports available for people on the autism spectrum. They offer a helpline service between the hours of 10am-1pm and 2pm-4.30pm Monday to Friday) on 01 8780027.

Peer Support

Women’s Autism Social Group

This Dublin group is co-run by a group of women on the autism spectrum. Trans women are welcome to join. Meet-ups are organised through Facebook on a casual basis. For more information visit their FB group by search "Women's Autism Social group Dublin"

Aspire Ireland/Token Meet up

A Dublin meet-up of autistic adults is organised once a month in Token, Smithfield. For more information call Aspire on: 01 8780027.

Autistic Paddies

A lively online community of autistic adults from across Ireland. Meet-ups are often held in or near Dublin. For more information, contact Joan McDonald on 0861021578

Long Stone Meet-up

A regular and long standing meet-up for adults. This city centre get-together takes place in the Long Stone pub in Dublin 2. For more info contact Dr David Jordan on 087 942 9849 or email

Mental Health Support

Peace of Mind Counselling

Michael Ryan provides counselling and psychotherapy for people on the autism spectrum. He also provides training for professionals focusing on a range of topics relating to autism. You can contact him at 0879568983 or

Pieta House

Pieta House provide a suicide and self-harm crisis intervention service and a suicide bereavement service for people of all ages. Helpline: 1800 247 247

Information for Potential Employers / Interview Panel Members

This website may be of interest to potential employers / interview panel members who are looking to learn about Autism prior to the recruitment process or if you have an autistic employee: