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Amanda Needs Song To Get ‘Noticed’ To Help Autism Awareness Organisation

Amanda Needs Song To Get ‘Noticed’ To Help Autism Awareness Organisation

April 17, 2020 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

A KERRY girl has just released a song with all proceeds raised going towards an autism awareness organisation. Eleven year old Amanda Gleasure from Cordal wrote ‘Noticed’, a song to help raise autism awareness, as her friend is school is autistic. With the help of her vocal coach, Lisa Curran from […]

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A Quiet Space For Children With Autism To Enjoy St Patricks Day Parade

March 5, 2020 at 1:45 pm 1 comment

WITH less than two weeks until the St Patrick’s Day Parade many are looking forward to a noisy and colourful extravaganza of entertainment. However, for people with autism, the parade can be distressing. Because of this, there will be a sensory path for children/families with autism and additional needs this […]

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Picture shows from left Adam Harris, CEO, AsIAm; Anita Carra, Consumer Director, Vodafone Ireland; and James Magill, HR Director, Vodafone Ireland  at the launch of Vodafone Ireland’s Autism Friendly retail programme which is now available across 25 Vodafone stores nationwide.  Vodafone is the first network in Ireland to introduce autism friendly hours in its retail outlets as part of the wider neurodiversity company programme which also runs across employment opportunities, events and education.  The new programme will see reduced noise, priority seating and appointments in stores every Wednesday between 9am and 11am.
 Vodafone implemented this new programme by working closely with AsIAm, a not-for-profit charity organisation working on behalf of the Autism Community in Ireland to empower, educate and advocate concerns for the Autism Community.  Autism immediately affects a quarter of a million people in Ireland when taking in the family unit. Vodafone is committed to helping this community by creating accessibility measures in store, supporting inclusive employment and making its technology services more accessible to autistic people.Pic:Naoise Culhane-no fee

Vodafone’s Tralee Store Introduces Autism Friendly Hours

March 3, 2020 at 4:13 pm Comments are Disabled

VODAFONE Ireland has announced the introduction of Autism-friendly retail hours at its Tralee store in The Square. The launch is part of a company-wide neurodiversity programme which runs across retail, employment opportunities, events and education. The programme will see reduced noise, priority seating and appointments every Wednesday between 9am and […]

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Attending the meeting in The Rose Hotel last night were Jean Foley, Kerry County Council; Dr Susan Lawlor; Mayor of Tralee Jim Finucane; Adam Harris of 'As I Am'; Jack Dowey and Jimmy Adams. Photo by Dermot Crean

Meeting Held On Autism-Friendly Initiative For Tralee

January 31, 2020 at 8:55 am 1 comment

THERE was a public meeting held in The Rose Hotel last night to help Tralee on its journey to be to becoming an Autism-Friendly town. Guest speaker and CEO of ‘As I Am’ — the Autism advocacy organisation — Adam Harris, was there and offered an insight into the initiative launched […]

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Promoting the upcoming meeting to help the initiative to make Tralee an Autism Friendly Town were, in front; Sandra Lynch of Garveys Supervalu Tralee, Mayor of Tralee Jim Finucane and Dr Susan Lawlor. At back;

Public Meeting To Help Tralee Become An Autism Friendly Town

January 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm 1 comment

A TOWN-WIDE programme is being launched in Tralee to encourage parents, friends, businesses and organisations to engage in a new initiative to promote Tralee as an Autism-Friendly Town, with a public meeting promoting the initiative to be held at the end of the month ‘AsIAm’, an Autism advocacy organisation is […]

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Back L/R: Edel Randles of Institute of Technology, Tralee, Jean Foley Kerry County Council, Cllr Norma Foley Tralee, Liz Maher Chamber Tralee & Inspired Tralee, Ken Tobin Chamber Tralee, Sandra Lynch Garvey's SuperValu and Cllr Pa Daly Tralee .

FRONT L/R: Amber Moriarty Garvey's SuperValu, Jack Downey from Tralee, Kevin McCarthy Garvey's SuperValu Kerry and Karen Ivers Keohane Autism Kerry

Local Supermarket Supporting Tralee Becoming Autism-Friendly Town

September 26, 2019 at 3:37 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE is amongst 11 Irish towns on the journey to becoming autism-friendly. That’s according to Supervalu, who in partnership with AsIAm, Ireland’s national autism charity and advocacy organisation last year announced Clonakilty as Ireland’s first Autism-Friendly Town. Now 11 towns, including Tralee, are now on the journey to join them. In […]

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Tralee Mother Appeals For Respite Help For Intellectually-Disabled Son

Tralee Mother Appeals For Respite Help For Intellectually-Disabled Son

February 13, 2019 at 2:49 pm 1 comment

A TRALEE woman is appealing for respite help with her seven year old son who has autism and is intellectually disabled. Selina Switzer was on RTE Radio 1’s Liveline Show on Tuesday where she outlined the constant care her son needs and the pressure it is putting on her family. […]

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Call For Designated Amenities For Children With Autism And Disabilities

Call For Designated Amenities For Children With Autism And Disabilities

May 15, 2018 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has been called upon to ensure inclusion for all by providing funding and lands where feasible for the development/ extension of playgrounds for children with disabilities and designated walks and amenities in a safe and quiet environment for children with Autism. Councillor Michael Cahill, who made the […]

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From left; Chris Quain and Celene Moloney from Skydive for Autism with Chris ‘Sebastian’ McLoud and Moira Dean from Meadowlands Hotel.

Celene And Chris To Take A Skydive For Autism Ireland

May 3, 2018 at 9:14 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE couple are taking a dive for Autism Ireland next month and they’re holding a fundraising table quiz to help them on their way to raising money for the charity. Celene Moloney and Chris Quain will be doing a Skydive at Irish Parachute Club in June. “There is a great […]

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Tralee Woman Asks People To Support Autism Awareness Campaign

Tralee Woman Asks People To Support Autism Awareness Campaign

March 22, 2018 at 4:38 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE mother is part of an Autism Awareness campaign to be officially launched next Monday on Snapchat. Lisa Curran, who has a young son with autism, is asking people to support the ‘Through Their Eyes’ campaign which has seen a promo video with a song written by Killarney man […]

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The Omniplex cinema on Dan Spring Road.

Omniplex To Hold Special Screenings For Deaf People And Children With Autism

August 10, 2015 at 3:32 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE OMNIPLEX cinema is to provide weekly screenings for the deaf and hard of hearing along with providing sensory shows for children with autism. 22 different cinemas across Ireland including Tralee will tonight show ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’ with subtitles. We have received a number of requests from customers for […]

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Launching the 'Walk For Autism' in aid of St Ita's and St Joseph's School, were from left: Anne O'Keeffe, Joan O'Keefe and Ellen O'Rahilly. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

‘Walk 4 Autism’ Event To Raise Funds For School Equipment

June 11, 2015 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

FOLLOWING the success of the recent ‘Walk 4 Life Kerry’ (see here for story), people will be dusting off their running/walking shoes again  as a new fundraiser walk is organised for next month. The ‘Walk 4 Autism’ will be a 5km walk/run to take place on July 12 from the John Mitchels GAA […]

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Performers with the Oliver Hurley School of Musical Theatre at the 'Talent Of Tralee' fundraising concert on Friday night in the Fels Point Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy Talent Show In Aid Of School Autism Units

February 14, 2015 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a massive turnout in the Fels Point Hotel last night for a fundraiser in aid of autism units in two schools. The ‘Talent Of Tralee’ concert certainly lived up to its name with participants from the Oliver Hurley School of Musical Theatre, Bryan Carr School of Performing Arts, […]

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Mother Gives Back To Those Who Helped Her Daughter With Autism

Mother Gives Back To Those Who Helped Her Daughter With Autism

January 29, 2015 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

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 […]

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In St Ita's and St Joesph school to launch their fundraiser night in the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on November 21 were, from left, front row: Grace Sheehan (Principle), Lia Lynch, Breda Quilligan, Nicole O'Sullivan, Daniel Diggins, Martina McElligott, Lindsey Dowling (Teacher). Back row: Dylan Hide, Stephen Buckley, Conor Griffin and  Luke Scollard. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Night At The Dogs For St Ita’s And St Joseph’s

November 18, 2014 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

ST ITA’S  AND ST JOSEPH’S are hosting a fundraising night in aid of vital new extension work which is currently ongoing in the school. The fundraiser will take place in the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium, this Friday, November 21. Tickets are priced at €5 with children allowed to go in free. […]

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