Atlas Announce Autism NI as New Charity Partner
Atlas Communications has today launched a charity partnership with Autism NI that will help raise vital funds for individuals and their families living with Autism in Northern Ireland.
Autism NI is committed to promoting a positive collaboration between parents, professionals & individuals with Autism and addressing the need for appropriate services to be accessible to all.
Employees of the Belfast based company selected the charity from a shortlist of 5 and will be working closely with the team at Autism NI throughout 2018 to aid their services including their helplines, professional training and their Family Support Groups held across Northern Ireland.
Sarah-Jayne Cassells, Autism NI Corporate Fundraising Manager said “We are delighted that Atlas Communications have chosen Autism NI as their new charity partner, we are looking forward to the year ahead, with all monies raised helping us to continue to provide life-changing services for the 30,000 individuals living with the daily challenges of Autism in Northern Ireland.”
Autism is a lifelong condition which affects the development of social and communication skills. It can affect the way an individual relates to people, situations and the environment.
Richard Simpson, Atlas Managing Director said, “We not only want to raise as much vital funds as we can through the partnership, but to also use this as an opportunity to raise awareness and educate our staff and customers on the affects Autism can have on individuals and their families.”
Atlas Communications has been providing businesses with a range of tailored, end to end, communications solutions for over 30 years. In recent years the family owned company has been committed to helping the local community, raising thousands of pounds and building awareness of other important organisations including MS Society, Diabetes UK and Simon Community.
To kick off the partnership Atlas will be supporting the charity’s ‘Making Sense of Autism’ campaign throughout Autism Awareness Month in April, followed closely by taking the plunge & abseiling 120 feet down one of Belfast's most iconic buildings, the Europa Hotel, at the end of May.
To find out more about Autism NI, their services and how you can get involved, visit http://www.autismni.org/.