Family fun on World Autism Awareness Day
People with autism and their families are invited to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day on Saturday 31 March at The Navan Centre, Kilylea Road, Armagh. Events will run from 2 – 5pm with activities including a living history demonstration, crafts, a tour of the fort, warrior school and a myths and legends show.
Lesley Waugh, the Co-ordinator for Autism Services in the Southern Trust said:
“Autism is one of the most common developmental disabilities in Northern Ireland. It is a lifelong disability and whilst it varies from person to person, all individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder will have problems in social communication, social interaction and imagination. Some people will need support only at specific times in their life; others may need ongoing support to live well and develop their potential. The Trust, CAWT and RASDN are committed to improving and extending support and services for people of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorder, their families and carers.
“This event aims to give people with autism, their families and carers an enjoyable day out together in an ‘autism-friendly’ environment. Autism Services’ staff will be on hand with information, advice and tips on play, communication, sensory processing difficulties and managing behaviour.’
The event is free of charge and light refreshments will be provided. Autism services staff will also be available at the event with information and advice for people with autism of all ages and their families.
For further information or to confirm attendance Tel: 028 3831 2801 or 028 3083 4246.