In-door Adventure Play CentreKidz & Co in Mullingar are hosting their third World Autism Awareness Day on Saturday 2nd April 2011. The United Nations declared April 2nd World Autism Awareness Day to increase and develop world knowledge of autism. There is free entry for families who are a member of a local or national ASD group (please specify which organisation on reception). Dr Penny Rogers (Clinical Psychologist) will be doing free screening for Autism all day (11.00 to 5.00pm), which will help parents to decide whether they need to obtain a diagnostic assessment to rule out an Autism Spectrum Disorder. There will also be information available on Autism Spectrum Disorders and free face-painting. Collection buckets available for local Autism charities.
Further information about Autism Spectrum Disorders can be obtained from www. Autismsupport.ie , Laois Offaly Families for Autism (www.loffa.ie), Autism Ireland (Autismirleand.ie), Aspire (www.aspire-irl.org ). For information about local HSE services, see www.hse.ie. There will be lots of information leaflets available in Kidz & Co on World Autism Awareness Day, Saturday 2nd April, Unit 9a Lough Sheever Corporate Business Park, Castlepollard Road, Mullingar, Co Westmeath. Tel: 04493 45366 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org