Autism Awareness Day is 2nd April 2020. It is estimated that over 1 in 100 people in Ireland currently have a diagnosis of autism. There are many individuals who do not have a formal diagnosis and for the most part, their autism does not impact hugely on their daily lives. There are some life experiences that cause more stress and anxiety than others. The autism spectrum is broad, with people affected in a variety of ways, to varying degrees. No two people on the spectrum are affected the same way. However, the areas of difficulty for those on the spectrum can largely be summed up under 4 headings:
• Social Communication
• Social Imagination
• Social Interaction
• Sensory Processing
To mark World Autism Day, DDLETB Youth & Sport Development Service are hosting two workshops with ASIAM on Autism Awareness
These workshops will be held on April 1st in DDLETB Head Office. The first is on from 3.30-5.30pm and the second is on from 6.30 to 8.30 pm.
The workshops will look at understanding the condition and simple ways you can make your environment more autism-friendly for the children & young people you work within your school, youth club, scout hall, sports club etc.