Funding for Galway Autism Partnership approved by Minister Seán Canney

I have today approved funding of €30,719 to support Galway Autism Partnership.
‘The money will fund an inclusive and extensive calendar of support to parents, carers and the family unit of people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and additional needs. The ‘Take Care’ project will offer supports comprising of training and education for parents and carers, clubs for siblings, peer support for family members including male carers, family and community events, and therapeutic support.
‘I have approved this funding which will be administered by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection under The Dormant Accounts Fund Measure 2: Training and Support for Carers.
‘The funding to Galway Autism is one of thirteen projects nationally approved amounting to a total of €1,763,885.
‘I am delighted to be in a position to approve this funding for Galway Autism Group who provide such great support and services to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families in County Galway’.