Children with Autism and their siblings enjoy the opportunity to partake in many activities while parents and carers are always on the look out for new therapies and interventions. Our members benefit from initiatives such as:
- Swim Safe Programme
- Social Integration Activities – Horse riding, gymnastics, cinema outings, Drumming and yoga lessons
- SocialNetworking: Coffee mornings
- Craniosacral Therapy, Cranial Osteopathy, Occupational Therapy
- AFA – Annual Christmas Dinner
- Wexford Local Development – A Night of Music and Food
Programmes and Workshops provided by AFA 2015/2016
- Applied Behavioural Analysis Workshop by Dr. Maeve Bracken, Trinity College, Dublin – October 2015
- Evening on Financial Wellbeing – Jan 2016
- AFA produced and circulated an Election Manifesto in Feb 2016. Meetings were scheduled with local and national politicians, with a view to outlining services which are urgently required for children and teenagers with special needs in Wexford county.
- Primary Movement Training for Teachers based in 4 Special Needs Schools in the County was sponsored by Advocates for Autism and delivered by Belfast University – April 2016
- Tomatis Listening Programme Pilot Project – July 2016
- Towards Independence – Transitioning to Adulthood presented by Geraldine Grayden MSc, H Dip Advocacy, April 2016
These initiatives ensure that children and young people with Autism have the opportunity to participate in hobbies, develop new interests, acquire new skills and form friendships in a supportive, non–judgemental environment.
These supports are only made possible by fundraising events organised by AFA, sponsorship, donations and by the contributions of parents.
Our Child Protection Policy
You can read our full child protection policy here.