This year, Transition Year students have been collecting old or broken mobile phones, to raise money for Irish Autism Action.
Irish Autism Action is an organisation formed in 2001 which is bringing positive change into the lives of those affected by autism. The range of services which Irish Autism Action provides includes awareness raising, early detection diagnosis, education support, home based support, social housing, research information and advice for families upon receiving diagnosis.
Irish Autism Action have set up Ireland’s first National Diagnostic and Assessment Centre known as Solas which is based in Dublin. In April 2009 they launched the National Autism Helpline which is operated by parents. It is Ireland’s first autism helpline which provides impartial and confidential information, advice and support for people with an autistic spectrum disorder, their families and professionals.
Rachel Bergin in TY1 collected the most mobile phones – 30 and so received a voucher for €20.00. The TY1 class collected the most mobile phones – 44 and so shared a box of Roses! 100 phones have already been sent off to Irish Autism Action. We await delivery of a new laptop for the school as a result.
Well done to all our transition years who have voluntarily contributed so much time to this worthy cause throughout the year.