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Irish Autism Action 2017.
Ambitious College
Enable Ireland and Disability Federation Ireland Launch Discussion Paper on the Future of Assistive Technology
Drogheda Leisure Park Sensory Room
Thank you Woodies Heroes
Athleague National School
Santa House Express, Naas
Kinsale Ladies Football Team in All Ireland, December 3rd.
Christmas concert in Bishopstown, Co. Cork
Boxing, Cobh Community Centre
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Irish Autism Action 2017.
Irish Autism Action are looking forward to 2017 with new hope and vision and are currently working on our strategic plan to assist the 276,000 people in Ireland living with autism.  Many families often feel isolated in their communities – a problem compounded by very poor understanding of autism across society at large.  Families also feel that state provided services  are inadequate and that the pathways for their children are poorly thought out, and full of obstacles. The biggest fear for parents at large is who will take care of their children if anything happens to them.
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Ambitious College



Sincere thanks to Vivienne and all in Ambitious College for giving us a guided tour recently.
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Enable Ireland and Disability Federation Ireland Launch Discussion Paper on the Future of Assistive Technology

Enable Ireland and the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) launched a discussion paper on Assistive Technology (AT) for People with Disabilities and Older People. Ireland has an underdeveloped Assistive Technology infrastructure in comparison to other countries, and the paper outlines a vision where everyone with a disability and older people has access to affordable, up to date and appropriate technology that suits their needs.

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Drogheda Leisure Park Sensory Room



Brian Murnane, CEO of Irish Autism Action, welcomes the initiative taken by Drogheda Leisure Parks to become the first Autism Friendly Leisure Park in Ireland. Their new sensory room for children with special needs officially opens on November 28th at 11.30 AM. This is a big step forward for inclusiveness for families living with autism and we look forward to seeing others follow.
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Thank you Woodies Heroes



Taking the time, once again, to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you who helped Woodies to help children in need in 2016 Make-A-Wish Ireland, Jack and Jill Children's Foundation, Temple Street Children's Hospital Foundation & Irish Autism Action. 
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Athleague National School


Sincere thanks to all at Athleague National School, Co. Roscommon who raised funds for Irish Autism Action at their recent Halloween Fancy Dress Day.
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Santa House Express, Naas


Autism Friendly times at Santa House Express, Palmerstown House Estate

We have collaborated with Santa's House Express - a premium Santa experience located at the beautiful Palmerstown House Estate - (Johnstown, co. Kildare) to organise autism friendly visits at reduced rates! www.santashouseexpress.ie

Available dates: Friday 2nd Dec, Wednesday 21st Dec.

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Kinsale Ladies Football Team in All Ireland, December 3rd.


Our sincere thanks to everyone involved and supporting Kinsale Ladies Football team who are getting behind our #BlueSantaHatDay campaign which takes place on Thursday December 15th. They are playing in the All-Ireland Final this Saturday December 3rd.
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Christmas concert in Bishopstown, Co. Cork



Christmas concert in Bishopstown, Co. Cork with local primary school Gaelscoil Uí Riada and Bishopstown Community School in aid of Irish Autism Action & Pieta House
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Boxing, Cobh Community Centre


Boxing event in aid of Irish Autism Action on the 11th December 2016 in Cobh Community Centre, Cork

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