Celebrate World Autism Awareness Day

TODAY, Thursday, April 2, marks the eighth anniversary of World Autism Awareness Day. The day highlights the need to help improve the quality of life of children and adults, who are affected by Autism, so they can lead full and meaningful lives.

Autism is a lifelong developmental disorder more commonly referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorder but also known as Autism Spectrum Condition.

It is estimated that one in 100 children are on the Autism spectrum, individuals with the condition can encounter problems with communication, reciprocal social interaction and a tendency towards restrictive, repetitive and stereotypical routines of behaviour.

Celtic FC Foundation’s inaugural Golf Day takes place today (Thursday) at Renfrew Golf Club and coincides with World Autism Awareness Day. All proceeds raised going towards a project that will help children and young people with autism.

In collaboration with the University of Strathclyde, Celtic FC Foundation will create and deliver a project which will offer an opportunity to enhance each child’s wellbeing through supported physical activity such as football and dance with a focus on fun.

The project will also seek to enhance parents’ and carers’ skills in behaviour management with an emphasis on promoting the development of social interaction skills for children and young people with autism.

To register your interest in this pilot project, please call 0141 551 4321 or email [email protected]