City Council HQ goes blue for Autism

Derry City Council's offices at Strand Road have gone blue to raise awareness of Autism.
Derry City Council's offices at Strand Road have gone blue to raise awareness of Autism.

Derry City Council’s offices are going blue this month to raise awareness for Autism.

There are currently more than 20,000 people diagnosed with Autism in Northern Ireland - this outstrips the total number of those affected by Down’s Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease.

Autism NI’s Chief Executive Arlene Cassidy remarked: “We are very grateful that Derry City Council has chosen to support World Autism Awareness Day. It is vital that awareness is raised throughout Northern Ireland in relation to Autism.”

Mayor Maurice Devenney said the Council was delighted to show its support for the work being done to promote Autism awareness.

For more information on the ‘Light It Up Blue’ campaign or Autism NI’s services, contact Shirley Hall at Autism NI on Tel: 028 904901729 or e-mail shirley@autismni.org.