Support World Autism Awareness

Support World Autism Awareness

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Support World Autism Awareness

April 01, 2013

My name is Niall Murphy from county Offaly. I am the former PRO of Offaly GAA in which I served in 2011 and 2012. I am also a parent of a 12 year old son with autism and I am asking for your support for autism awareness month in April.


On Sunday last in Semple Stadium in Tipperary we got superb support from both counties Tipperary and Clare to allow us get team photos as per attached with our flags to promote our campaign to raise awareness for Autism in April and to raise funds for our charity also. Tuesday April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day and our plan is to raise as much awareness and funds during the month of April and help 50,000 people who have a diagnosis of Autism in Ireland. The flags are only €5 and all proceeds goes directly to the cause. Your support in getting your team to do the same as Tipperary and Clare did last Sunday will help us in a big way. There are 16 games in the Allianz National Football League next Sunday throughout the country and we are asking if your team will support. If you can please reply to this mail and I will take it from there. Please also find attached our poster which you might promote through your social media also. Any help you can give us on this would be greatly appreciated



Irish Autism Action


Clare & Tipperary hurlers show their support for Autism awareness day in Semple Stadium today ahead of their crucial Allianz Hurling League encounter.


Tuesday April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day & April is autism awareness month you can support autism by buying an Irish Autism Action Flag for €5 and displaying at your home or in the workplace during the month of April. To purchase a flag and support people with autism contact or visit the website


Today the number of people in Ireland with a diagnosis of Autism is 50,000. However, the number of people in Ireland affected by Autism is five times that amount. These staggering statistics provide some idea of the scale of the issue in Ireland today. Irish Autism Action is striving forward in addressing this - through the opening of the Autism Centre of Excellence (ACE) in the heart of Ireland.

The new innovative Autism Centre of Excellence is located on the grounds of the Franciscan Friary in Multyfarnham, Co. Westmeath which was opened in January 2013 and will reflect the national flagship nature of the facility through an environment of learning, research and developmental opportunities for children and adults on the spectrum. Our objective in setting up this unique Centre in Ireland is to offer vital resources to families through a variety of services including a diagnostic and assessment Centre, a Helpline and Information Centre, supported employment opportunities on site in addition to Outreach Programmes.