Galway Autism Partnership was delighted to welcome autism ambassador Keith Duffy to reopen their refurbished premises on Wednesday 18th of November 2015. It was a wonderful day for GAP celebrating with GAP families, schools and the wider Galway community has been achieved together and the hopes of families and individuals living with autism for a brighter future.
Earlier this week, Julie Breslin, GAP Coordinator stated “GAP parents along with the support of the greater Galway community have worked tenaciously to fundraise the capital required to make our building fit for purpose for those living with Autism. It is a monumental day in our evolving charity and we are extremely proud to be opening our beautiful rooms to the public while still sustaining the services we provide within the community on a weekly basis. We look forward to a bright future with the continued support from the people of Galway, so that we can continue to bridge the gap for support and services for those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder”.
The charity founded in 2011 has evolved at a significant rate in the past four years to meet the needs of Galway people living and supporting those with Autism. It continues to provide social and respite clubs in Galway city and county 6 days a week while maintaining a support office and drop in Centre in Newcastle, Galway. In 2015 to date a total of 7,100 hours have been delivered to families and an average of 5,000 queries from the public were answered. The charity continues to work without any state funding.
To view photos of the day visit GAP’s Facebook Page