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Press release (17) - World Autism Awareness Week

DVSC is facilitating an Autism Awareness Celebration Event during World Autism Awareness Week

Wednesday 3rd April, 10am until 1pm

At Naylor Leyland Centre, Well Street, Ruthin, LL15 1AF

Including refreshments and a light lunch

World Autism Awareness Week runs from 1st April to 7th April, and DVSC in partnership with the North Wales Integrated Autism Service is hosting a Celebration event at the Naylor Leyland Centre, Ruthin, on 3 April, 10am to 1pm. This event is open to all.

Helen Wilkinson, DVSC’s Chief Executive says.

DVSC is delighted to have worked with the North Wales Integrated Autism Service to promote #AutismAwarenessWeek and we are inviting members of the public and stakeholders to join us on 3rd of April to celebrate some of the inspirational work that has been enabled through our Autism Awareness Community Led Grant programme”.

We would also like to encourage all DVSC members, partners, residents and people working in Denbighshire to join us in raising awareness about Autism throughout the week using the hashtag #autism #awareness. We will be running a week long social media Autism Awareness Campaign to raise awareness in Denbighshire.

The Celebration Event will bring together the six lucky grant recipients, Karma Wellbeing, Denbigh Men’s Shed, Stand, Bedford Street Community Company, Llanbedr Village Hall and Pentredwr Community Association to showcase the amazing achievements that have been enabled through our Community Led Grant Programme including: -

  • Woodwork

  • Furniture design

  • Glass and ceramic painting

  • Digital arts

  • Model making

Julie Pierce, DVSC’s Wellbeing lead says: “All workshops provided adults with Autism with a sense of achievement and pride in a friendly, warm environment and our event is an opportunity to come together and celebrate the great work achieved. At the event DVSC will also demonstrate the digital resources available through our website from the Integrated Autism Service. There will also be case studies and short films from clients who have attended these beneficial and innovative workshops along with presentations from the

Hijinx Theatre, whose casts always include actors with learning disabilities alongside Kier Construction, who have given work placement opportunities to young adults with Autism”.

The DVSC Team look forward to seeing you on the

3rd April 2019 to celebrate ‘World Autism Awareness Week’.

There is still time to support, promote and raise awareness about our #AutismAwareness campaign and to shout out about local achievements and initiatives that you know of, or if you or your organisation have become Autism Aware, then share with us through Social Media, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @DVSC_Wales or come to our Celebration event on the 3rd April and tell us what you have been up to.

Notes to Editors

About DVSC

DVSC is the membership body for individual change makers, volunteers, voluntary and community groups, third sector organisations and social enterprises.

Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council, DVSC, is the County Voluntary Council operating in Denbighshire. Our mission is to build resilient communities through voluntary action, and social enterprise, provide excellent support for our members and to be an influential voice in Denbighshire and North Wales.

DVSC works closely with North Wales CVCs, and is a member of the Wales-wide network of CVCs which in partnership with the Wales Council of Voluntary

Associations (WCVA) forms the partnership that makes up Third Sector Support Wales.

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For further information contact Helen Wilkinson, DVSC’s Chief Executive, 01824 702 441 or 07713 997 075 Or Julie Pierce, Marketing and Engagement Officer 01824 709 321

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