The Empower Project in partnership with the CYPSP Magherafelt Locality Planning Group hosted a family fun day this month that brought together 66 young people under the age of 12 years with Autism, Dyslexia or Dyspraxia and their families.
The event engaged with families from the local area and encouraged them to get involved in arts & crafts, Mucky Hands sessions and sports activities that enabled young people to establish new friendships and try something new.
One parent who attended the event shared their experience, ‘My boys thoroughly enjoyed the family fun day organised by Empower. It was also therapeutic, as a parent, to be able to meet other mums and dads with children on the Autism spectrum. Having the freedom to talk about your experience in a relaxed environment to someone who understands how you feel can really make a difference to your day’.
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For further information about the Big Lottery funded Empower Project see www.empowernetwork.co.uk