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DISABILITY & ASD FRIENDLY LEISURE POOL SESSION

The Pan Disability & ASD Friendly Leisure Pool Sessions start back on Tuesday 9th January! The sessions run EVERY Tuesday from 6.00pm-7.30pm until 21st March (excludes 13th Feb). The combined session is aimed at families with

Organisation gives autistic people ‘a platform to be heard’

A Carrickfergus man has highlighted the work of an advocacy group in campaigning for the rights of people who are autistic.
Ryan Hendry (23), a former pupil of Carrick Grammar School, is communications officer with Autistic UK, as well as head of the organisation in Northern Ireland.

Man with Down Syndrome Gives Powerful Speech About His Right to Live

Frank Stephens is a man with Down Syndrome who has accomplished much in life, including competing in the Special Olympics, lecturing at universities, and visiting the White House—twice. His address to Congress about funding Down Syndrome research recently made rounds on social media, and it’s no wonder why; he speaks eloquently, boldly, and passionately about a very difficult subject.