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April is Autism Awareness Month

24 March 2016

Lindsay Rainey, Jackson Millar and Michelle Millar, from the East Antrim Branch of Autism NI, choose their seats for the upcoming screening of Temple Grandin.


In support of World Autism Awareness Day on Saturday 2 April a special screening of TEMPLE GRANDIN will be shown at The Courtyard Theatre Newtownabbey at 7pm.

This film paints a picture of a young woman’s perseverance and determination while struggling with the isolating challenges of Autism. She did not speak until the age of four and had difficulty right through high school, mostly in dealing with people. The film offers insights into Grandin’s world, taking the audience inside her mind with a series of snapshot images, explaining how she thinks.  Today she is a Professor at the Colorado State University.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Thomas Hogg commented “I am delighted to host this event to raise awareness and support for Autism N.I which is one of my 3 designated mayoral charities.  Over 30,000 people in Northern Ireland are affected by Autism and I would encourage you all to show your support"

Tickets to this special screening are priced at £2 and are available from Box Office: 028 9034 0202 or www.thecourtyardtheatre.com

To support Autism NI 'Wear It Blue' campaign, which runs throughout the month of April, Antrim Civic Centre, Ballyclare Town Hall and Mossley Mill will be lit up Blue after dusk on Saturday 2 April.

For more information on Autism NI please visit their website www.autismni.org