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Tuesday 22 October 2019

Harris to speak at summit

Mary Fogarty

Adam Harris from Greystones will be a keynote speaker at 'Beyond Limits' a summit for young people with disabilities.

The event will take place on Saturday, October 19, and will be opened by President Michael D Higgins. Beyond Limits is the first event of its kind, amplifying the voices of young people with disabilities and hearing about the achievements of those with disabilities. AsIAm founder Adam Harris will take to the main stage as one of the key speakers talking about his own experiences.

Other speakers at the event include disability rights activists Mark Pollock and Joanne O'Riordan, Paralympians Michael McKillop and Ellen Keane, and Izzy's Wheels. There will also be a number of young speakers who will talk about their own lives and experiences. There will be sport and cookery demonstrations, information on education and employment for people with disabilities and much more.

Beyond Limits has been created by the Ombudsman for Children's Office to raise awareness of the rights of young people with disabilities. RTÉ 2fm are the official media partners for the event. Speaking about Beyond Limits, the Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon said:

'Adam has led the way in changing how young people with autism are treated and seen in society. He has worked extremely hard on behalf of young people with autism and we look forward to him telling his own story to the young people attending Beyond Limits.

'We are making every effort to make Beyond Limits a fully inclusive and accessible event for all young people.'Beyond Limits takes place on Saturday 19th October 2019 at Croke Park. Tickets are available now at beyondlimits.ie.

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