Youth Engagement & Programmes Officer
Based in Co. Wicklow, Katie joined AsIAm in 2015 as our Youth Engagement and Programmes Officer. Katie has over a decade’s experience of working with children and young people on the autism spectrum both in Ireland and in the UK. Through working with children and their families in schools and in the home environment, Katie has come to place an importance on hands-on learning, with a special focus on teaching valuable life skills to all young people.
As part of Katie’s role, she works closely with Dublin City University to deliver AsIAm’s Autism-Friendly University Initiative. This also includes working with other national and international universities who wish to undertake this initiative.
Katie is also involved in the Youth Leadership Team, working with 15-17 year olds from all over Ireland. Her aim with the YLT is to deepen the young people’s advocacy skills, and to ensure they have their voices heard in their communities.
When she is not working, Katie enjoys spending time with her family: husband John and their little daughter Georgia.