Over30businesses, public sector and charity organisations in Killarney are aiming to makeKillarney an autism-friendly town.
The initiative is being led by a voluntary committee and supported by AsIAm, Ireland’s national autism charity, whose CEO, Adam Harris, was the keynote speaker at the launch event in the Plaza Hotel.
As part of the initiative, businesses and organisations that get involved, known as ‘champions’, will take measures to provide an environment that considers the needs of local residents and visitors with autism. The overall goal is to ensure autistic individuals have full access to goods and services in Killarney, and that their lived experience is one of support and inclusion across all aspects of daily life.
A Christmas fundraiser organised by The Europe Hotel & Resort has raised an amazing €8,150 for Down Syndrome Kerry.
The Europe Hotel & Resort was delighted to present the cheque to Down Syndrome Kerry last week –the proceeds raised from their Christmas fundraiser.
Chairperson of Down Syndrome Kerry John O’Connor said: “We are most grateful to The Europe Hotel & Resort for this wonderful fundraising initiative called ‘Bertie and Charlie Bear’.