An information day for autistic people, their families and autism professionals took place in Mold, Flintshire earlier this month, giving them the opportunity to hear how different projects operating in the area can help support them. 

Those attending the event, organised by The National Autistic Society Cymru, were able to find information about its services for autistic people, as well as how its network of volunteer branches across Wales can provide welcome support and guidance to local people whose lives are touched by autism. 

The day also included information around employment opportunities for autistic adults, with specialist employment organisation Agoriad, representing the Engage to Change programme, on hand to give details of their new employment projects. The projects are aimed to boost the employment prospects of young people in Wales with a learning disability and/or learning difficulty, including autism. The Flintshire Family Information Service and our Wrexham branch were also present. 

Sarah Morgan from The National Autistic Society Cymru said: "People tell us all the time that the opportunity to speak to other local people with experience of trying to access help and advice for an autistic child or family member is invaluable. This day helped to let people locally know that they are not alone.

"We are also extremely grateful to Agoriad for taking the time to provide people with details of their new employment projects that we hope will see many more autistic adults with improved opportunities to access the workplace and lead to more independent and fulfilled lives."

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