Enniskillen Castle, Strule Arts Centre, and the Guild Hall will join other landmark buildings around the world when they will be illuminated with a blue light to mark World Autism Awareness Day 2021.  The initiative is a partnership between The Cedar Foundation, and Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

Rosie McNaughton, Head of Community Inclusion
at Cedar explained:

 “This light-up event is part of a series of activities Cedar has been running, including group social media videos, to highlight Autism Awareness Week".

"It has been fantastic to have the support of Fermanagh & Omagh District Council in celebrating World Autism Awareness day and to promote the work of the Cedar Foundation for adults and children living with Autism in the area, province and beyond." 

"We are delighted that our ‘Right4U😊’ Western area service users have also been getting involved in their local community to raise awareness.”

“Covid-19 has had a big impact on everyone, but its effects have been particularly acute for people and families affected by autism. The Cedar Foundation has been working tirelessly and innovatively throughout the pandemic to meet the need of our service users to support them and their wider family in understanding their autism and some of the challenges that it can involve, through face-to-face and online activities”.

A service user commented:

 “Being supported in my local area through this visual spectacle means a lot to me and it feels amazing to be represented with the ‘Right4U😊’ team.   

"I would like to see more community-based activities in the local area for people with a diagnosis of autism as it would be of great benefit.”