Pictured at the cheque presentation are staff members from Centra, Greenbank and Ciara Fleming and Kate MacAteer from Autism Families.

Autism Families Community Support Group would like to say a big thank you to all the staff at Centra, Greenbank and their customers. Centra have hosted collection boxes and have been very active in supporting Autism Awareness month each April.

Since August 2015 they and their customers have kindly donated £1,617 to our Charity. We are very grateful to Centra and all their customers for their support.

Autism Families Community Support Group

Autism Families Community Support Group provides support, social integration, advancement of education and provision of facilities for those living with autism or with those who display a significant number of the ‘signs and symptoms of autism’ within the Newry, Mourne & Down area.

The direct benefits to the whole community include:

  • ASD children and young people in the Newry, Mourne and Down area are better integrated socially within the family and the community.
  • The quality of life of ASD children and families in the Newry, Mourne and Down area is enhanced through increased opportunities for social integration.
  • The quality of life of ASD children and families in the Newry, Mourne and Down area is enhanced through better access to improved support, training and advice.

Further information and details of their work can be found on Autism Families Community Support Group Facebook page.