AsIAm, Ireland’s national autism advocacy charity, have launched their first online seminar ‘COVID-19 and Change’ sponsored by SuperValu.
The ongoing series of e-seminars are given by Psychotherapist Michael Ryan and Educational Psychologist Dr Alison Doyle focuses on practical tips for positive mental health and staying on top of educational demands, for the autism community, during this period.
Up until recently these seminars took place on a monthly basis and covered the issues that the autistic community faced - from accessing supports in school through to finding a job and maintaining positive mental health.
However, due to current social-distancing guidelines these events that previously took place in local communities have now been turned into a webinar series.
"Routine and structure are vital supports for autistic people, and we are all presently faced with major changes to our daily life from where we learn to who and how we keep in touch," said Adam Harris, CEO of AsIAm.
"This is especially hard for the autism community and so our first Community Support Webinar looks at how we can deal with this change, create new routines and support structures and critically tackle boredom and isolation."
SuperValu said that it is committed to raising understanding and awareness of autism among its customers and staff.
"Now more than ever we need to continue to support the autism community,” said Martin Kelleher, managing director, SuperValu.
The seminar can be viewed on the AsIAm website here and on the AsIAm and SuperValu social pages.
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