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Autism Information Evening with AsIAm.ie & Keane's CarePlus Pharmacy

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St. Mary's Primary School Enfield

Johnstown

Enfield

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Keane's CarePlus Pharmacy are delighted to be hosting a FREE autism information evening on 21st November in association with AsIAm.ie founder Adam Harris. The event will take place in St. Mary's Primary School from 7.30pm on 21st November.

Adam Harris is a 23 year old social entrepreneur and Founder-CEO of AsIAm.ie, an organisation working to build an Ireland where every person with Autism can “live and succeed as they are”. AsIAm.ie provides a central online hub for the Autism community which aims to inform and empower those affected by the condition, their families and supporter. Through online engagement with users, AsIAm creates training programmes and campaigns to engage various aspects of Irish life to understand Autism better and to become more Autism friendly.

Adam founded AsIAm.ie based on his experiences of living with Aspergers Syndrome, a condition on the Autism Spectrum. Adam spent 3 years in Special Education, 5 in mainstream primary education with the support of an incredible Special Needs Assistant and completed Secondary School without the support of an SNA. As Adam benefited from early intervention, he felt the need to do something to give back to the Autism community in Ireland and felt that a poor online presence and a society which does not truly understand the condition were key elements of the challenges people with Autism face, which needed to be addressed.

Today, Adam is a frequent contributor in media and at conferences home and abroad, around Autism issues and the need to have a whole-community approach to Autism. A Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awardee, Adam sits on the Board of Specialisterne Ireland and a number of statutory consultative committees.

Keane's CarePlus Pharmacy are excited to welcome such a renowned speaker to Enfield and hope that the local community will spread the word with friends, family and on social media. During the event

Adam will discuss topics such as:

  • What is autism

  • His early childhood with autism

  • How we perceive people with autism

  • Sensory issues facing autistic people

  • Common Challenges & Strengths

  • Communication issues

  • Use of Language

  • Social skills

  • Stimming

  • Autism friendly measures ( Schools,workplace, towns etc)

  • The work and projects of As I Am

There will also be a Q&A after Adam's presentation.

Please note that this is an adult only event.

Seating is limited so please book your ticket to ensure entry.

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