World Autism Day celebrations kick off in Letterkenny

first_imgToday is World Autism Awareness Day – a day when local buildings are lit up in blue and autism-friendly events are held around Donegal.April 2nd is also a day to encourage full inclusion and to campaign for better support for people with autism.The Autism Family Support Group in Letterkenny will mark the occasion with a Tea and Scones Morning for all ages at the centre on Convent Road. All are welcome to the free event from 10.30am to 2pm. Meanwhile, the Sinn Féin party is moving forward a Private Member’s Motion to establish an All-Party Oireachtas Committee on Autism.This is the first of its kind in Ireland and calls for the development and implementation of an interdepartmental Autism Empowerment Strategy.Donegal TD Pearse Doherty and local representatives have publically backed the bill, which calls for the establishment of a multi-disciplinary Task Force including individuals with autism and families to oversee the rollout of an strategy and monitor legislative oversight.For more information on local supports visit the Autism Family Support Group Letterkenny on Facebook. World Autism Day celebrations kick off in Letterkenny was last modified: April 2nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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