Diarmuid Heffernan is an autism consultant, lecturer and author with nearly a decade of experience providing support for people on the autism spectrum.
He is co-author of ‘Living with Asperger Syndrome and Autism in Ireland’ and is sole author of the book ‘Sensory Issues for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders’. While he is neurotypical, he has a deep understanding of autism spectrum conditions and people on the spectrum.
He was part of the team that developed Autism Studies in University College Cork and he currently lectures on the Autism Studies programmes as well as Disability Studies. He also is involved in several voluntary projects which involve people on the spectrum.