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Galway Autism Partnership (GAP) CLG

Galway Autism Partnership (GAP) CLG

Who We Are

Since 2011 Galway Autism Partnership has been supporting families and individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Galway Autism Partnership started as a small online group and was driven by the desire to ensure families had access to information, education and support.

We are now a community based charity working to make a positive difference to the individuals and families we support. We strive to be a strong voice, both for and with, the autism spectrum community. We also welcome those who have a concern that they or a family member maybe on the autism spectrum. We do this through peer & family support, information provision, advocacy, creating opportunities for social engagement and participation and education & training. These are key areas of work for our organisation.

Our membership consists of, people on the autism spectrum, parents, family members, teachers, volunteers and those working with people who are living with ASD and other additional needs in Galway city and county.

GAP is a registered charity and does not receive any state funding.

What We Do

Our mission is to improve quality of life experience for individuals and families living with Autism by providing and facilitating quality peer support, information, social activities and training & education.

Our goals are:

To deliver the very best outcomes for our members To provide strong innovative governance and create a workplace where people will perform at their best and To engage with and communicate effectively with all stakeholders

How We Do It

Social clubs and camps:
  • Evening and weekend clubs for children aged 3 – 17 years and adults aged 18 + living with autism
  • Summer camps, school holiday camps
  • Clubs and camps for siblings of children with autism
  • Focus on child’s safety, inclusion and fun
Note: – minimal club fees are charged to cover facilitation costs. GAP aims to include everyone regardless of ability

Parent/family support:
  • Practical and emotional support in person, over phone and email
  • Dissemination of information and educational materials
  • Peer to peer support
  • Group support; coffee mornings, family events
  • Parent information pack
Events and activities:
  • IMC Sensory cinema screenings
  • Family fun days and festivals
  • Outdoor activity days
Information and Education:
  • Visiting local schools and universities to educate ­­­and raise awareness
  • Working in partnership with local businesses and organisations to make Galway a safer and more comfortable place for people with autism
Advocacy:
  • Advice and support around parent/carer/self-advocacy
  • Representation of members with agencies such as HSE

Who We Serve

Individuals and families living with autism in Galway city and county. Parents, carers, guardians, siblings and grandparents of people of all ages with autism. Professionals who support individuals with autism.

Quick Reference

Name:
Galway Autism Partnership (GAP) CLG
Address:
36 Laurel Park,
Newcastle,
Galway city
091-5888 99
Is a Referral Required? Yes

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Socials

Opening & Closing
Monday
10:00
17:00
Tuesday
10:00
17:00
Wednesday
10:00
17:00
Thursday
10:00
17:00
Friday
10:00
17:00
Saturday
Sunday
Saturdays 10am – 12:30pm (during clubs) | Drop in Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm (with appointment)

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Activities

Event Name:Venue:Venue:Aimed at:Date/Time:Description:
Saturday ClubsGAP House, Newcastle3-6 yearsSaturday morningsCLUB SPACES ARE LIMITED AND APPLICATION FORMS AND CONFIRMATION OF AVAILABILITY ARE NECESSARY
Saturday ClubsGAP House, Newcastle7 – 12 yearsSaturday morningsCLUB SPACES ARE LIMITED AND APPLICATION FORMS AND CONFIRMATION OF AVAILABILITY ARE NECESSARY
Friday clubsGAP House, Newcastle13 – 17 yearsFriday eveningsCLUB SPACES ARE LIMITED AND APPLICATION FORMS AND CONFIRMATION OF AVAILABILITY ARE NECESSARY
Young Adults clubsGAP House, Newcastle16 + yearsFriday eveningsCLUB SPACES ARE LIMITED AND APPLICATION FORMS AND CONFIRMATION OF AVAILABILITY ARE NECESSARY
Saturday clubsTuam7 – 12 yearsSaturday morningsCLUB SPACES ARE LIMITED AND APPLICATION FORMS AND CONFIRMATION OF AVAILABILITY ARE NECESSARY
IMC Sensory Cinema screeningsIMC CinemaFamilies living with autismUsually the last Sunday of the month – please confirm with GAP officeA relaxed sensory screening for children, adults and families living with autism. Sound is reduced, lights are dimmed and audience is welcome to move around the screen as necessary
GAP Coffee morningsGAP House, NewcastleParents/guardians/family of people with autism, adults with autismVariesAn opportunity to meet with parents, guardians and family members of children with autism – also suitable for adults with autism. Enjoy a tea or coffee and a chat, ask questions and share experiences in a safe, non-judgemental space.

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