AsIAm, Ireland’s national autism advocacy charity is delighted to announce its second 2019 Community Support Talk in County Wicklow. The event will be held in the Whale Theatre, Greystones, 7th February (19:00-21:00).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 here
February’s talk will specifically focus on the theme of “Autism: Puberty and Sexuality” and will be given by guest speaker on the night Davida Hartman, Senior Educational and Child Psychologist, co-founder of The Children’s Clinic. Davida is also author of a number of books by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Ltd., which aim to support children and teenagers on the autism spectrum to reach their potential and live happy and fulfilled lives.
Commenting on this 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”.
Commenting on SuperValu’s partnership with AsIAm for the Seminar Series, Des O’Mahony, Marketing Director at SuperValu 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.”
SuperValu is committed to raising understanding and awareness of autism among its customers and staff. With over 50,000 families in Ireland living with autism, those affected face barriers to inclusion because of the attitudes of people who may not have first-hand experience of autism. Autism Friendly Shopping Evenings take place every Tuesday 7pm -9pm in SuperValu Bray, Daly’s SuperValu Greystones and SuperValu Charlesland Greystones. For more details, visit SuperValu.ie
This programme is supported by SuperValu Ireland.
For more details about this event and registration see https://asiam.ie/event/autism-puberty-sexuality-community-event/