In January 2012, a group of parents of children with autism, disillusioned with the lack of autism support and services, decided to set up a support group for families affected by autism in Dublin and the surrounding counties. The aim of our group is to organise events for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their parents and siblings and to provide whatever support we can to both pre-diagnosis and post-diagnosis families.
The name Snowflakes was chosen for our group because children with autism are like snowflakes – they are beautiful, each one is uniquely different, and they are liable to meltdown at any time!
To date, we have provided services for over 500 children on the spectrum and their families. The numbers continue to grow week on week. In our short existence, we have brought much needed hope and positivity into the lives of families affected by autism.
Below in our download section you will find information regarding Autism, becoming a member of Snowflakes and what grants and aids are available to parents or carers supporting a child with Autism