About Us

 Parental Involvement

As members of Autism West Cork, we welcome and invite parental involvement. If you would like to  participate please contact one of the committee members. We would ask that parent help out durning our annual flag days which normally happening in April/May, an hour or two is essential and would be greatly appreciated. We will be contacting parents beforehand. Without parental involvement we can’t improve as a group.

 

Our History

Following the formation of the ASD team under WCCDS to provide diagnosis and interventions for children on the autistic spectrum in West Cork the team formed a parents support group.

Initially led by the Co-Action team, in May 2009 the group formed it’s own team in order to take the responsibility for leading the group off Co-Action’s shoulders. This website was created to help the parents group stay in touch and to provide a useful source of information.

We campaign for improved services for our children and organize events specially tailored to our children’s needs. We also provide a support network to help each other with the challenges of raising a child on the autistic spectrum.

Whilst this part of the site is freely available to anyone to use, the forum is restricted to families who have children with autism and who are registered with the Co-Action team in West Cork. The reasons for this restriction are mainly:

  1. To focus that part of the site on the needs of the parents in West Cork.
  2. To respect the privacy of the parents in the support group.
  3. To reduce the work load of the forum moderators.

Our Committee

Chairperson – Millie Preece – (086)3953214

Treasurer – Bridget Mulvihill – (086)2044760

Secretary – Dearbhail Gildea – (087)7577992

Event Organiser – Zoe Kingston – (086)8571379

Social Media Officer – Noeleen Murphy – (083)0356339

Member – Anya O’ Driscoll – (087)9924070

Member – Siobhan Geary – (087)1167915

Advocacy Officers – Millie Preece & Dearbhail Gildea

If you’d like more information about Autism West Cork then please don’t hesitate to Contact Us.