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In order for society to fully include autistic people, it is necessary to mainstream knowledge of the condition. A peer in school may need to know how to effectively communicate with an autistic person, whilst a doctor may need to understand how to effectively treat a patient who is on the autism spectrum. We provide a suite of autism training which targets a wide array of people and professionals.

All businesses and public services in Ireland are required under the Disability Act of 2005 to be accessible for people with disabilities. However, organisations often struggle to meet the access needs of autistic people due to a lack of information on what is involved.

Our training helps to close this gap, offering easy to understand, up to date information on what autism is (and isn’t!), the diverse ways it can manifest and how it may contribute to a different experience using a service or visiting a space than it would in a non-autistic service user. Based on this, we offer guidelines on best practice to encourage autism understanding, acceptance and (most importantly) access within your organisation. 

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