Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, in partnership with the Northern Health & Social Care Trust are hosting their third Autism Information Roadshow in Larne this week.
Taking place on Thursday 29 June from 4pm to 6pm in the Market Yard, Larne, the roadshow will bring together key organisations and support services such as Specialisterne, NOW Group, The Autism Advisory and Intervention Service (EA), YMCA, Triangle Housing and the MEA Loneliness Network - to name but a few - to provide a range of useful information to autistic people and their families.
The Roadshow is just one part of a bigger initiative, working towards creating an Autism Friendly Borough.
This initiative is an action under the Health & Wellbeing theme of ‘Putting People First’ - Mid and East Antrim’s Community Plan, which has a vision to work towards becoming a strong, vibrant, safe and inclusive community, where people work together to improve the quality of life for all.
Community Planning Partners are working to create a fully inclusive environment, raising awareness and understanding, creating opportunities for autistic people and their families to feel welcome and offering open access to services and activities.
Learning SPACE, a company whose aim it is to empower and enable children so that, no matter what their needs are, they feel valued, resilient & happy,will also be delivering two 20-minute workshops on sensory challenges - offering parent and grandparents information to better understand the needs of their children.
No booking required for this free event.