Mother Gives Back To Those Who Helped Her Daughter With Autism

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Launching the 'Talent of Tralee' charity night were , from left: Mike Leahy, Lauren, Laura, Kayleigh and Gary Smith and Catsy O'Connor. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Launching the ‘Talent of Tralee’ charity night were , from left: Mike Leahy, Lauren, Laura, Kayleigh and Gary Smith and Catsy O’Connor. Photo by Gavin O’Connor.

A MOTHER of a child with autism is giving back to the schools which helped her child, by organising a charity night that will showcase the ‘Talent of Tralee’.

Laura Smith of Racecourse Heights, is raising funds for Killahan Autism Unit Abbeydorney and St Joesph’s Autism Unit Castlemaine National School to say thanks for teaching her six-year-old daughter, Kayleigh who has autism.

Kayleigh went to pre-school in Killahan National School and at moment is going to Castlemaine National School.

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“The two schools we have brought her to have been fantastic,” said Laura.

“The work Killahan did was prepare Kayleigh for primary-school. Teaching her to concentrate, developing her motor skills and basic skills she needed before she went to primary school,” she said.

At the moment, Killahan have two classrooms that can facilitate 12 children. There is currently a waiting list at the school.  In Castlemaine, a junior and senior class also facilitate six in each.

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The ‘Talent of Tralee’ night will take place on Friday, February 13 in the Fels Point Hotel and will feature 7 different groups, they are; The Oliver Hurley School of Musical Theatre, Bryan Carr School of Performing Arts, Champion Thai boxing Tralee, Rinceoiri Na Riochta, Tralee Performing Academy, Cassie Leen’s School of Dance and Tralee Musical Society.

There will also be raffle, spot prizes and any donations on the night are welcome also.

“The idea is to try and get all the talent in Tralee to perform on the night, it’s also a good way for parents to see what group would be best for their child to join,” said Laura.

  • ‘Talent of Tralee’ takes place at the Fels Point Hotel on Feburary 13. Doors open at 7pm, show at 7.30pm. Tickets are €12 adult, €7 kids and €30 family (2 adults, 2 children). For tickets details contact Laura Smith on 087-2556413 


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