The South Tipperary County Museum and Clonmel Cine Club have announced a fundraising screening of Angels Share in aid of St. Mary’s pre-school ASD Unit, Clonmel on Thursday, May 23rd at the County Museum at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm).
Tickets cost €10 including wine/ tea/coffee and refreshments.
St Mary’s ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) unit was opened in 2012 to work with pre-school children with autism and prepare them for entry to primary school.
Autism affects the development of the brain in areas of social interaction and communication. The symptoms of autism can present themselves in a wide variety of ways and characteristics and include developmental delays, repetitive and limited patterns of behaviour and obsessive resistance to tiny changes in familiar surroundings or routines.
Pre-school level is a critical stage in the development of an ASD child, but unfortunately waiting lists for these dedicated schools are long and sufficient government funding is not available for the units.
All funds raised from the screening will be used to equip the pre-school with educational materials, sensory toys and play equipment to enable these special children to have the best possible start to their school and social lives.
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