Join Facebook to connect with Keith Duffy and others you may know. The singer’s daughter, who was diagnosed with autism when she was a baby, turned 20 on Wednesday. "I never thought she would be in mainstream school, I never thought she'd sit state exams," Keith told the Irish Daily Star. Join the conversation now: www.talkaboutautism.org.uk Keith Duffy with daughter Mia, wife Lisa and son Jay Keith in Coronation Street alongside Kym Marsh Keith with Boyzone (from left) Mikey Graham, Shane Lynch, Stephen Gately and Ronan Keating Keith Duffy has posted a touching tribute to his daughter Mia to celebrate her birthday. Keith Peter Thomas Francis John Duffy is an Irish singer-songwriter, actor, radio and television presenter and drummer who began his professional music career as part of Irish boy band Boyzone alongside Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, Shane Lynch and Stephen Gately in 1993. Duffy's daughter Mia, 15, who was diagnosed with autism at 18 months old, recently sat her Junior Certificate - a qualification in Ireland held for students aged 13-15. Keith’s wife, Lisa Duffy, also paid tribute to Mia on her Instagram page. Keith captioned his daddy/daughter selfie. Keith Duffy and his wife Lisa Boyzone's Keith Duffy has spoken about the joys and challenges he and wife Lisa have faced bringing up their autistic teenage daughter. Boyzone's Keith Duffy: 'My daughter will always have autism' Keith Duffy heading to West End; Most read in Celebrity News. Keith Duffy's wife Lisa has revealed that the former Boyzone star held their marriage together when their daughter was diagnosed with autism. Keith Peter Thomas Francis John Duffy (born 1 October 1974) is an Irish singer-songwriter, actor, radio and television presenter and drummer who began his professional music career as part of Irish boy band Boyzone alongside Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, Shane Lynch and Stephen Gately in 1993. His daughter, Mia, was diagnosed with the condition at eighteen months. Keith Duffy and his wife Lisa have revealed that they are hugely proud of their daughter after her latest achievement. The pair attended the Keith Duffy Foundation event together on Saturday night and the singer took to social media to heap praise on his teenager. He is currently at a mainstream school with full time support with a statement of Special Education needs. The couple completed their family of four after welcoming daughter Mia, in 2000. Keith Duffy was left devastated when it dawned on him that his daughter had autism. Keith Duffy and wife Lisa first met while she was working in a clothes store within the Westbury Hotel. Keith added: “There’s a part of me that would love to have more kids. I was so young becoming a daddy for the first time, it feels like only yesterday.” Keith Duffy broke down as he spoke of his pride for autistic daughter Mia on Saturday night. Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people. Keith Peter Thomas Francis Julian John Duffy (born 1 October 1974) is an Irish singer-songwriter, actor, radio and television presenter and drummer who began his professional music career as part of Irish boy band Boyzone alongside Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, Shane Lynch and Stephen Gately in 1993. He was attending an event when he started chatting to a friend about what autism was. Keith Duffy has opened up about his daughter Mia’s autism in promotion of a new TV documentary called, Let Me In. Mia is now 9 and has integrated into mainstream school. Ex-Boyzone singer Keith Duffy is set to feature in an upcoming documentary called ‘Let Me In’, to talk about parenting a child with autism and ‘shine a light’ on what living with autism is really like.. Keith’s daughter Mia was diagnosed with autism at 18 months old, and didn’t speak until she was seven, a time which the father-of-two admits was a struggle. View the profiles of people named Keith Duffy. "A lot of couples break up and there were certain points it was very tough," admitted the 39-year-old, who met Lisa when he was 19. This week on Inside Celebrity Homes we're taking a look at Keith Duffy and his wife Lisa's stunning home in Dublin. KEITH Duffy says the door is still open for a Coronation Street return. Boyzone star and Coronation Street actor Keith Duffy talks about the ups and downs of bringing up a child with autism. Keith Duffy: My girl is the most amazing person I know; While Keith and Lisa have two children Mia (20) and Jay (23) Keith has said that he would be up for becoming a dad for the third time. The singer took to Instagram to share a snap of his and son Jay's post lockdown hair ahead of getting to the barbers. The Boyzone singer and his family had intended to sell their Roganstown house a number of years ago, however, they seem to have decided to stay put and we can't say we blame them! Keith and Lisa share their Swords home with their two children Jay and Mia. The relationship blossomed quickly and they later married in 1998 two years after their son Jay was born. https://www.irishmirror.ie/female/boyzones-keith-duffy-raising-autistic-3337683 'Still just cause we're worth it,' Keith captioned the post. #prouddaddy.' keith and lisa duffy (Image: WENN) Their 14-year-old daughter Mia was diagnosed with autism when she was 18 months old and they both handled the news very differently. However, fans were distracted by how young Keith looked in comparison to his son. In an interview with the Mirror, he spoke about the impact that raising an autistic child had on his marriage to wife Lisa. 'How beautiful is this lady!' Forced to … Lisa took to Instagram to share a collage of photographs of Mia and her family members … Continued On Keith Duffy’s birthday. The 45-year-old singer and actor played barman Ciaran McCarthy for two separate stints until his exit in 2011, and a possible… Keith Duffy's daughter Mia, 17, shows that early intervention and the right support can make all the difference. BIG-hearted Boyzone star son Keith Duffy has told how his concerns for his sick dad have seen him spend lockdown ferrying groceries to the family home. Taking to Instagram, Keith shared a collage of photos, and wrote: “The nicest kindest human being On the planet @miad20001151 is 20 years old today!” The teenager is now in her final year of school and will sit her Leaving Cert next June, her dad has confirmed. Their 18-year-old daughter Mia finished her Leaving Cert this week, with her parents describing her as a “determined young woman”. He admitted that he didn’t know a lot about the disorder, his friend began to inform him about it when Keith realised that his daughter … Keith Duffy is clearly a very proud dad after he issued a lovely tribute to his daughter Mia. Keith Duffy, daughter Mia, son Jay and his wife, Lisa. Keith Duffy Thanks Blameless Ryanair After Daughter's Airport Nightmare Keith Duffy Blasts Airline Company For Separating Wife And Daughter Keith Duffy Tackling Charity Bike Ride Sam Heughan girlfriend: Is the Outlander star in a relationship? 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