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Friday 31 October 2014

Having a ball-oon!

Published 08/04/2014 | 05:32

Dylan, Dougie, Jason and Adam at the Snowflakes balloon release in Swords.
Emma and Evan Scully celebrating World Autism Day.
Dave, Joey, Robbie and Linda Scanlon celebrating World Autism Day in Swords.

WORLD Autism Day has been marked in Swords with a series of events which saw the skies turn blue.

WORLD Autism Day has been marked in Swords with a series of events which saw the skies turn blue.

Despite the atrocious weather, members of the Swords-based Snowflakes Autisum Support Group turned out in force to mark the day.

Youngsters and their families released blue balloons, while later in the evening, Swords Castle was lit up with blue lights.

Snowflakes is hosting a number of events during the month of April.

These include a Play Therapy workshop in Applewood Community Centre on Wednesday (April 9) a social club for over ten-year-olds in Holywell Community Centre every Friday and a Hip-Hop Dance for under tens in Holywell Community Centre every Saturday.

There will also be a Support Group Meeting in Holywell Community Centre on Wednesday, April 16, as well as a Treasure Hunt in Newbridge Farm at Easter and Speech and Language/Occupational Therapy Workshop in Applewood Community Centre on Wednesday, April 23.

'As part of the Autism Awareness campaign, we are sending Snowflakes wrist-bands and posters containing the early signs of autism to schools who have agreed to participate,' said Robert Brown.

Snowflakes Autism Support Group was set up in 2012 to provide support meetings, practical workshops, family days out and coffee mornings.

For more information on Snowflakes Autism Support Group, email info@snowflakes.ie.

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