There's a new event starting for kids with Autism and it looks super 4 years ago

There's a new event starting for kids with Autism and it looks super

This sounds like great fun.

The Dome Family Entertainment Centre are running a series of Autism-Friendly evenings at their Congo Quest fun-room and they're starting next Thursday.

The Dome at Talbot Carlow has a huge children's play-frame as well as bowling lanes, and there is a café so the parents can take a breather while their kids play.

The venue is now introducing regular Autism evenings that will be organised specifically to cater to children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The staff at The Dome will receive training and and educational support from a Carlow Autism Spectrum group representative and the centre will be decked out to suit its visitors.

Lights will be dimmed, loud games with flashing lights will be turned off and there will be loads of soft, colourful furnishings.


Speaking ahead of the opening, Manager of the Dome, Aoife Brennan, said:

"According to Autism Ireland, there is currently 1 in 100 people living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Ireland.

Not only will the events provide children with a safe and relaxed environment to play in, but it will also give parents experiencing similar struggles an opportunity to network and rely on each other for advice and support."

The first Congo Quest Evening is being held next Thursday, 2 August.

The evening will take pace from 6 to 7 pm and can accommodate up to 150 people. The event will cost €5 per child.

The café in The Dome will be open for parents to relax and grab a coffee, and meal deals will also be available there in case anyone starts to get hungry.

The events will be held monthly and you can read more about it on their Facebook page.