Autism Support Louth & Meath are a self-help support group formed by parents of children with Autism in 2002 in order to provide an appropriate education for our children as there were no appropriate school places at the time. We founded the Drogheda ABACAS Special School for Children with Autism in 2003, now fully recognised by the Department of Education and regarded as an example of best practice in Autism Education in Ireland. 30 Children with Autism and Complex Needs attend the school.
We then formed a wider support group and our activities have developed and evolved over the years. Currently we are a parent support group providing support, information and advocacy services, regular training sessions for parents and staff from all local schools.
Autism Support Louth & Meath is a parent led group whose main aim is to provide information and support to families of children and adults affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Our goal is simple: to improve the lives of those living on the autism spectrum and the families that love them.