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Autism Friendly County

Autism is regularly considered the ‘invisible disability’ in that it may not always be obvious that the individual has difficulties with the environment that they are exposed to. There are however measures that can be taken to try and make life that bit easier in the county for those who are on the autism spectrum and their families.

In 2018 I tabled a motion, asking the council to acknowledge that the needs of people with autism in areas, such as communication and sensory processing are often overlooked.

I believe that their rights should be supported if they want to avail of Council services. I also included in the motion that training of staff involved in service design and delivery, in order to create an autism-friendly environment should be encouraged.