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27/09/2021

Council offices turn blue to mark Autism Awareness Month

Angela Dobbins
SDLP Councillor Angela Dobbins says she’s delighted that Council has agreed to have the lights at civic offices in Strand Road turned blue to mark Autism Awareness month. Cllr Dobbins (pictured) said: “I have repeatedly proposed motions to council highlighting the complex needs and issues associated with Autism. I have always been successful in having the proposals fully supported and again I am pleased that council building will be lit blue. “Many people have an understanding of Autism that is based on little more than a few popular stereotypes but little know of the human side of Autism. In the past few decades the world has come a long way in it's understanding of Autism. This is not least due to the contributions of autistic adults, children and parents shedding insight into their condition and experiences" "Many groups have now been formed to help empower parents to understand their autistic children and with the support of local councils, create healthy supportive environments, embracing family harmony and promoting fun filled times with our kids.”

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