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Archived on 21/12/2017

AsIAm ‘Autism Experience’ exhibition comes to Clondalkin during National Accessibility Week

South Dublin County Council and Áras Chrónáin are delighted to bring the AsIAm ‘Autism Experience’ exhibition to Clondalkin during National Accessibility Week. The exhibition is an enjoyable and educational experience for all and will help people to really ‘Step into the shoes’ of having autism.

While many people have heard the word Autism, very few truly understand it and fewer still have a sense of what it is actually like to face the challenges those with Autism experience. The AsIAm ‘Autism Experience’ exhibition aims to give visitors a practical experience of what life with Autism is like. Visitors to the exhibition will get to browse the banners, enjoy the audio guide, and try the activities which represent the challenges faced by those who have autism. The organisers of the Council’s National Accessibility Week programme of events believe that after engaging with the exhibition, members of the public will see Autism differently, be able to empathise more with those with the condition; and think about one’s role in autism inclusion. 

National Accessibility Week 2017 will take place from Monday, 27 November. The week-long campaign will coincide with International Day of Disabled Persons which occurs each year on the 3rd of December.

National Accessibility Week (led by local authorities across the country), is an important opportunity to encourage all people to focus on issues of accessibility and universal design. The Week provides Councils, businesses, community groups and so on with a valuable opportunity to highlight the accessibility of their facilities and services. A range of events will take place, and social media will be used to encourage wider society to be more inclusive of the varied access needs of disabled people of all ages.

The Autism Experience Exhibition will take place in Áras Chrónáin, Watery Lane, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 on Tuesday, 28 November from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

For further information on AsIAm ‘Autism Experience’ exhibition and other events taking place during National Accessibility Week, please contact Selina Bonnie, Disability Liaison, Access and Equality Officer, at South Dublin County Council on 01 414 9041 or sbonnie@sdublincoco.ie

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South Dublin County is one of four local authority areas in the Dublin region.

South Dublin County Council provides and funds a broad range of services including housing, roads, walking and cycling routes, parks and playgrounds, libraries, sports facilities, litter control, arts centres, enterprise units, fire services, community infrastructure and financial supports. It also serves as a platform for local democracy with 40 councillors spread across six electoral areas.

Bounded by the River Liffey to the North and the Dublin Mountains to the South, the County lies 16 kilometres south west of Dublin city centre and has an administrative footprint of 223sq. kilometres. The County has nine main villages Clondalkin, Lucan, Palmerstown, Rathfarnham, Tallaght, Templeogue, Saggart, Rathcoole and Newcastle and is bounded by adjoining counties of Wicklow, Kildare, Dublin City, Fingal and Dun Laoghaire.

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