Autism awareness events to be held in Shannonside region

People in Longford are being urged to find out more about autism.

The local branch of the Midlands West and Border Autism Support group are taking to the streets to raise funds and provide information on the spectrum, at various locations in the county town today.

The group offers support through monthly meetings, social outings, therapy programmes and assisting with participation in training days and therapy programmes.

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Chairperson Michael Bryson says informing people about the condition is as important as raising funds: