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Clonakilty triumphs as Ireland’s pioneering autism-friendly haven

Clonakilty, Ireland, has embraced inclusivity by becoming the country’s first autism-friendly town.

Over 212 organizations partnered with As I Am charity to earn accreditation.

Businesses in Clonakilty adopted four key measures: creating maps and visual guides, welcoming service dogs, setting up relaxation zones, and scheduling quiet periods for sensory-sensitive visitors.

Staff members received autism-friendly training, fostering a supportive environment.

Adam Harris, As I Am’s founder, praised Clonakilty’s commitment to inclusion, stating it rejects stigma and promotes cooperation.

These changes not only benefit locals …

Source video: SuperValuIreland on YouTube

Source image: Nicola Barts / Pexels


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