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Friday, 26th June 2020

Louth&Meath Autism Support Youth Clubs to feature on RTE does Comic Relief

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Lights, camera and ACTION! Andrew O’Neill of Louth&Meath Autism Support Youth Club is filmed by RTE as he conducts one of his twice weekly quiz nights.

RTE does Comic Relief tonight on RTE at 8.00 pm promises to be the show of the year and it will have some extra special interest for Drogheda viewers.

Not only is our very own comedian Deirdre O’Kane one of the presenters but members of the Louth&Meath Autism Support Youth Clubs are also to be featured.

The charity partner for tonight’s event is The Community Foundation for Ireland, they will distribute the funds raised and have supported Louth&Meath Autism Support (LMAS) in the past.

“Jacinta Walsh of LMAS told Drogheda Life that tonight’s show will feature members of the older youth club taking part in one of their twice weekly quiz nights. 

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During the past four months we have kept some of our youth clubs and services going on Zoom.”

“Andrew O’Neill, one of the youth club members particularly loves putting quizzes together and the winner each time can either write the next quiz or suggest a topic for Andrew to put together.   

“All the group members have taken turns writing quizzes or suggesting topics” Jacinta said.  

 “Recent topics include Irish History/Current Affairs/Father Ted/Game of Thrones/Disney/Hollywood/Time Travel Movies/Cars in Films and the list goes on.   

“During lockdown we have been holding youth club meetings on Zoom with a number of  our members, Sibling Workshops again online, our information, advocacy and support lines have been open and we have just trained 119 carers and parents in a 13hour Picture Exchange Communication Training Course online.     

“We are opening our Summer Provision Camps for children and teenagers with Autism on Tuesday which has involved all staff in a huge amount of preparation and training.  

“We are really excited to welcome the children back again and hoping for the good weather to continue as plan to have many outdoor fun activities.”

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