Solas-Autism – Autism Week

Autism is described as a lifelong developmental disability which affects how a person can communicate with, and relate to, other people. It also influences how they make sense of the world around them.

It is a spectrum condition, which simply means that although people with the condition share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in different ways. Some people with autism are able to live relatively independent lives but others may have accompanying learning disabilities and need a lifetime of specialist support.

As one of our valued customers, Solas-Autism form Ireland provide an enjoyable space for children with autism to go along an work alongside people such as university students on a one-to-one basis, which inevitably is providing focused support, tailored to the needs of the child. There are also other opportunities for attendees to engage with other children with autism whilst they are there.

Solas-Autism regularly use resources from our Sensory Toys range to engage the children in activities. In return, we would like to extend our support to Solas-Autism who recently applied to the Version One Community Trust for the €5,000 grant in order to pay for Speech and Language Therapy & Occupational Therapy for the 12 boys aged between 5 and 10 who attend their class.

In addition, we would like to extend our congratulations to Solas-Autism who have shared the prize with Debra Ireland after they could not be separated in votes. All entrants were very worthy causes, however both organisations were streaks ahead of the rest of the competition.

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