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Last week, family website MyKidsTime announced that Galway Autism Partnership as the joint winner, with Cork’s Down Syndrome Centre, of its annual Charity of the Year Award. The recognition is a huge morale boost for GAP and provided the perfect backdrop for my interview with it's co-ordinator, Aisling Colreavy.
The third Annual Bikers Run for Western Care Association Children's Autism Services took place on Saturday June 4 last. Organised by Ann and Tom Burns and their friends, more than 50 bikers travelled around all the major towns of west and south Mayo on a beautiful sunny day. Bucket collections were taken up in the towns en-route with a total of €5,000 raised through the event for the Association’s Children’s Autism Services.
The annual 5 mile Menlo walk in aid of Ability West will take place on Sunday February 7. The walk will start at 12 noon from Scoil Bhride Menlo.
A national survey entitled The Economic Costs for Families Raising a Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Ireland is being undertaken and led by Áine Roddy, an Irish Research Council Health Economics PhD Scholar at NUI, Galway. Her PhD supervisor is Professor Ciaran O’Neill. It will be the first international study to provide an in-depth analysis and evidence-based research on the direct and indirect costs incurred by families due to caring for a child with an ASD.