Autism Awareness Week 2019

Autism Awareness Week – Blue Week – 2019



We kicked off Blue Week with coffee and cakes for the parents/guardians of the children from the Rainbow Rooms. The parents got to chat and catch up with each other. This was then followed by a visit form Debbie and Inde, Jane and Dalton, Carol and Uggs and Caley (Aflie’s Mammy) and Ezra who are from “My Canine Companion”, Autism Service Dogs.  Debbie, Jane, Carol and Caley gave the parents a talk about their own personal experiences of how the assistance dogs have helped their families and enabled their children to become more independent in society. The ladies and the dogs then visited each of the mainstream classes and answered questions that the boys and girls had. Well done to Noeleen for organising such an informative event.



The children from the Rainbow Rooms participated in fun activities in the hall. These activities included a group play and sing along session, parachute fun and playground games. A big thank you to Patricia for all her planning and hard work.



Blue Day – The whole school saw a wonderful school community event with pupils and staff wearing blue to help raise awareness of Autism. Well done boys and girls.  The amazing artwork around the school helped to raise awareness and “Light it up blue for Autism”. Well done to all.



The children from 2nd class joined the children in the Rainbow Rooms and shared in a read aloud session. The children from 2nd class were able to see how the visual timetable worked and how the children lined up.



The final day of Blue Week saw the children from the Rainbow Rooms travel to The Playcentre in Kingscourt Co. Cavan. As always the children received a huge warm welcome from the staff. The children enjoyed playing, running, climbing and sliding to mention but a few of the activities.  Well done Colin on organising such a wonderful tour.


This week saw the school community working together to “Light it up Blue for Autism”.

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