Lisburn Autism NI Support Group enjoys Summer Festival!
This week Autism NI’s Lisburn Support Group held their annual Summer Festival, now in its 9th year, aimed towards children, young people and adults with a diagnosis of autism. Community led, the festival was co-designed in partnership with Autism NI and the Autism NI Lisburn Support Group, along with children, parents, carers and professionals.
Aimed at reduction social isolation amongst those with autism, the summer scheme provided a range of activities including; arts and crafts, sport, interactive games and free play.
Autism NI CEO, Kerry Boyd, said: “We are delighted that our Lisburn Support Group have held another successful Summer Festival. The festival contributes significantly towards the participants social and communication development enabling increased confidence, self-esteem, independence and greater resilience for the future”.
Anne Hayward, Autism NI Support Group Vice-Chair said: “A wonderful week was had by all and I would like to thank all our volunteers and supporters who made the festival possible and to Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Community Festivals Grant scheme for their financial support”.
Autism NI supports individuals and their families, and campaigns to raise awareness of Autism within the wider society. A local charity, it provides life-changing services for the 30,000 individuals living with Autism throughout Northern Ireland.
To find out more or for further information please call 028 9040 1729 or visit www.autismni.org.
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