Kildare supermarket to hold autism awareness evening

Workshop to be held in conjunction with AsIam group

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Kildare supermarket to hold autism awareness evening

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Casey/Nally’s SuperValu Kilcock will host an Autism awareness workshop in conjunction with AsIAm on Tuesday, October 2, in the boardroom of the Kilcock  store at 7pm.

To support SuperValu’s continued journey in supporting the autism community, Adam Harris from AsIAM has designed a 90 minute workshop and education evening, alongside SuperValu, to enable businesses, community groups and organisations better understand autism and understand how they can actively support and include members of the autism community.

Adam Harris from AsIAm said, “SuperValu is playing a vital role in mainstreaming understanding of autism in store and in the wider community by speaking directly to their customer base, their staff and now their peer business organisations.

“The supermarket is a big trigger zone for the autism community and while SuperValu is already making sensory changes in there we realised how important it is to educate the wider community on how they can play their part in making Autistic people feel included. These evenings will facilitate a greater learning on the benefits to a business in being Autism Aware and the simple steps needed to get there.”

SuperValu already  holds Autism friendly shopping evenings in stores around the country.

To find out more about the Autism friendly initiatives and to download specific maps for your area, visit www.supervalu.ie/autismfriendly.