Inspirational Autism advocate to speak in Longford

Adam Harris to give talk on the challenges facing the Autism community

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Inspirational Autism advocate to speak in Longford

Adam Harris, founder of AsIam, will be at a public meeting tonight, Tuesday March 21 at 8.30pm at The Longford Arms Hotel to speak to members of MWB Autism Support, and the public in general.

The brother of Minister for Health, Simon Harris, and advocate for Autism, Adam founded AsIam.ie based on his experiences of living with Aspergers Syndrome, a condition on the Autism Spectrum.

Adam spent three years in special education, five in mainstream primary education with the support of an incredible Special Needs Assistant, and completed Secondary School without the support of an SNA.

As Adam benefited from early intervention, he felt the need to do something to give back to the Autism community in Ireland and felt that a poor online presence and a society which does not truly understand the condition were key elements of the challenges people with Autism face, which needed to be addressed.

Tonight, Adam will be talking about his experiences, the work of AsIAm.ie and the challenges facing the Autism Community in Ireland. The meeting is hosted by MWB Autism Support and anyone with an interest in autism is welcome to attend.