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Galway Join AsIAm's Autism Friendly Town Programme

The Clybaun Hotel hosted the official launch of Galway’s Autism-Friendly City campaign in association with AsIAm on Sunday, 28th April.

Guests were welcomed with a drinks reception and canapés from 7pm, before AsIAm CEO Adam Harris gave a welcome address. Speaking about the launch Mr Harris shared “It’s a privilege to have been at the Galway AFT launch and to see so many people from the community represented was very encouraging. Autistic people face pervasive barriers in the community that others don’t see, and this process will support the whole community to come together to reduce and remove these barriers so that the, at least, 1 in 27 people in Ireland who are autistic can enjoy the same chance to live, work and play there. A fantastic committee is already in place to drive the programme which includes the requirement to develop a 3 year community plan and recruit Autism-Friendly Champions - businesses, public services and voluntary groups from across the community who commit to undertaking training and making small changes to how they work which make a big difference for our community.”

Special guests on the evening included, Minister Anne Rabbitte, Galway City Mayor Cllr Eddie Hoare, Cubbie CEO David McIntyre, Fergus Farrell of The Toughest Trek and Robbie Kavanagh.

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