Dublin City University in conjunction with AsIAm and Specialisterne bring the Autism Experience Exhibition to DCU Glasnevin Campus on Monday March 20th and DCU St Patrick’s Campus on Thursday March 23rd running from 10.00 to 4.30pm each day.
The aim of the exhibition is to engage young people in gaining a greater insight into what it is like for a person to live with autism.
The exhibition will be presented in a Q&A format which makes it accessible and engaging for visitors and includes an audio guide and a range of activities to enable visitors to “step into the shoes” of someone with autism.
In addition, career clinics and “walk-in” mock interviews are also taking place.
Dublin City University are aiming to become Ireland’s first autism-friendly campus through a unique collaboration with AsIAm.ie, the autism support and advocacy service and Specialisterne Ireland, a specialist recruitment and support agency for people with autism.
In January 2016, the University commenced an 18 month programme to create a learning environment that allows students with Autism and Aspergers to take part fully in college life, and also to gain employment afterwards.