National autism advocacy charity AsIAm hosts autism talk in Kildare

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National autism advocacy charity AsIAm hosts autism talk in Kildare

CEO Adam Harris

AsIAm, Ireland’s national autism advocacy charity is delighted to announce its community support talks are heading to Kildare. 

The event will be held in the Iontas Lecture Theatre, Maynooth University April 4 at 7pm. These community support events, proudly sponsored by SuperValu, have been driven by the autism community and are delivered by experts in the field of autism with each event focusing on a different topic. 

Each event is free to attend, those interested in attending are asked to register for free tickets by clicking here.

This talk will focus on the theme “Autism: Behaviour and Communication” and will be given by guest speaker Yvonne Newbold.  

Yvonne is a mother; author of The Special Parent’s Handbook; writer, speaker; trainer; founder of The SEND VCB Project; National Learning Disability and Autism Lifetime Achievement Award Winner 2018, and WHIS ambassador.

 Yvonne has also developed a series of workshops for parents of special needs children on many of the issues that parents struggle with such as advocating effectively for their child in multidisciplinary meetings, ensuring that the siblings aren’t left.

Adam Harris, CEO of AsIAm said “We are delighted to be bringing a programme of community support events around Ireland, thanks to the generous support of SuperValu. Our 24 community support events will provide much needed information and guidance to autistic people and our families on issues as diverse as employment, sensory processing and making friends.

“Often our community can feel isolated and under-supported - these events will bring people together to share experiences, identify possible local supports and listen to subject matter experts."

SuperValu Marketing Director, Ray Kelly said,“At SuperValu our ambition is to build more inclusive communities across Ireland. Our work with AsIAm for Autism over the past year has opened our eyes to what we can do beyond each and every store to ensure we use our unique position in the heart of Irish towns to make positive changes across the entire community. These seminars will work to support deeper awareness and steps to making the autistic community feel more included right across Ireland.”

For more details about this event and registration click here.

To support World Autism Awareness Month SuperValu, will be offering free online delivery for the autism community in its Kildare stores across the month of April.