World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day

1 Apr 2016

RADAR recently celebrated World Autism Awareness day along with The National Autistic Society Newtownards, Helping Hands and Cool FM’s Pete Snodden. Autism currently affects over 30,000 people in Northern Ireland with another 2,000 children and young people currently awaiting autism spectrum assessment. Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) covers a wide range of conditions.

RADAR recently celebrated World Autism Awareness day along with The National Autistic Society Newtownards, Helping Hands and Cool FM’s Pete Snodden. Autism currently affects over 30,000 people in Northern Ireland with another 2,000 children and young people currently awaiting autism spectrum assessment. Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) covers a wide range of conditions. Symptoms can present in very different ways but usually include difficulty with social communication and social interaction along with restricted and repetitive behaviour and interests. At RADAR we celebrate diversity and welcomed the opportunity to invite over 250 young people, many with autism, aged from 6-14 joined with us for our first ever ‘street’ party. Working with two local charities was a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness surrounding autism and everyone involved thoroughly enjoyed the party atmosphere!


Posted by: Kirstyn