Bradley hosts Transatlantic Autism Summit

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Monday, February 2nd, 2015
Community, Politics
SDLP MLA Dominic Bradley hosted part of the Transatlantic Autism Summit at Parliament Buildings, Stormont last week.

Bradley at the Transatlantic Autism Summit, Stormont with John McCallister MLA, American Consul General Gregory Burton and US Autism Expert Dr Tom McCool

National Autism charities from Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and the United States met with the purpose of developing an ongoing communications network worldwide to unify the voices of autism advocates in their work with national public policy decision makers. Bradley said, ”This Autism Summit is the result of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the U.S. Congress and the Northern Ireland Assembly Autism Caucus nearly eight years ago in September 2007. “The two countries formally agreed to develop cooperative relationships with significant national autism organizations for the purpose of increasing awareness, resources and support for people and their families who are impacted by autism. “Reaching out beyond those directly affected by Autism to the general population is the next step in the process of helping the public’s understanding of the lifelong developmental disability and I am happy to support this endeavor in any way I can,” he added.
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