Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) otherwise known as autism, affects 1.1% of the
population in Northern Ireland. ASC is a developmental condition and will be
present throughout a person’s lifespan. Many individuals are now receiving a
diagnosis in adulthood due to improved awareness of the condition and improved
access to assessment services.
This session will consider specifically, the adult experience of ASC; dispel the
negative stereotypes of ASC; and highlight the value that individuals with the
condition can bring to the world. A professional practitioner will explain the clinical
features of ASC, which include difficulties with social communication, repetitive
behaviours and restricted interests. A peer educator who received an adult
diagnosis will reflect on what life has been like having the condition without knowing.
The experience of the assessment process and post-diagnostic journey will be
discussed. Supports available to adults with ASC (within the Belfast Trust area) and
their families and carers will be identified. (Duration of course: 2 hrs)
Challenge yourself and join our big summit weekend on Saturday 14th or Sunday 15th September 2019. This weekend challenge will see participants climb 3 peaks on Saturday including Slieve Donard or 2 Peaks on Sunday including Slieve Bearnagh. Which day you want to take part in is up to you!
To register, please call 028 9040 1729 (Option 3) or for more information email [email protected]
*Please note participants will need to be aged 18 or over to take part in the challenge and have a certain level of fitness. A medial form will need to be filled out prior to this challenge.
Make A Splash This September For Autism
Get your wetsuit and swimming cap at the ready and join Autism NI on Sunday 1st September from 9am as we hold our ‘Swimathon’ at Let’s Go Hydro in Carryduff.
The open water ‘Swimathon’ will include a 500m, 1K or 2K swim challenge.
All funds raised from the ‘Swimathon’ will support Autism NI’s vital Helpline service which is invaluable to local families, individuals and professionals and supports over 4,700 individuals every year.
Only £10 to register and members of Swimming Clubs go for FREE!
For further information, please contact 02890401729 (Option 3) or email [email protected]
Sólás is a Charity dedicated to supporting children and young people with additional needs. It is based in South Belfast and has a very strong volunteering ethos. Founded in 2009, it provides a range of educational and social programmes for children and young people with additional needs and/or Autism.
Tick this off your bucket list and jump 13,000ft for Autism NI on our Summer Tandem Skydive on Sunday 25th August 2019!
For more information about this challenge, please ring 02890 401729 (Option 3) or email [email protected]
*Please note to take part in this challenge participants must be between the age of 16-80 years old (participants under 18 need consent from a parent/guardian). There is also a weight limit with this challenge, males must weigh no more than 15 stone and females must weigh no more than 13 stone.