Volunteer Evening Tues 20th Feb 2018

Interested in volunteering with GAP? Already a long time volunteer and looking to upskill? Or just want to hear a little bit more about what we do here at GAP? Please join us at the GAP Volunteer Training Session on Tuesday the 20th February from 7 – 8:30 pm and learn about volunteering with GAP. -What GAP does -Role of Volunteer Club Assistant -Autism – myths, facts, what to expect – questions are welcome! -Health and Safety in clubs and camps -Child Protection and reporting -Supporting individuals through their needs and strengths -Working with children and adults with autism -Strategies to support people with autism in distress -How to minimise the risk and likelihood of behaviours that challenge -Communication strategies -Creating a safe and welcoming environment for people with autism -Use of visuals and communication aids Please come along! All are welcome and discussion is encouraged. Please call 091 5888 99 or email:

NUIG Philosophy Society host Table Quiz Fri 16th Feb

GAP Pancake Party Tues 13th February

Join us at GAP on Pancake Tuesday to decorate freshly made pancakes (including gluten free pancakes) with a selection of delicious toppings from 4.30pm to 6.30pm . A huge THANK YOU to Clarkes SuperValu Barna who have kindly sponsored the ingredients for the pancakes. €5 per family entry 🙂 #PancakeTuesday #Pancakes #GlutenFree #Coeliac #FamilyFun  

Corofin Football 4 All

Football for All with Corofin United FC in association with the FAIreland is back for children with disabilities ages 6-12years . This takes place at Corofin Soccer Pitch / Dr.Duggan Hall on Sundays from 11.30 to 12.30. For details please contact Pat Reynolds directly on 086 -8374063. #soccer #FAI #Disability #Children #inclusion #kidfriendly #Galway

Experiencing Work by Conor Timlin

This week, we’ve had a Transition Year student from Colaiste Éinde working with us in the GAP Office. Conor has been a fantastic help in the office and has also written a very entertaining blog post on his experience with Work Experience.   Experiencing Work by Conor Timlin For the past two weeks, I haven’t been in school. Not that I’ve been mitching, no, I’d get caught for that during the first few hours. I’ve been on work experience (although you probably guessed from the title). The whole year of TY students in my school were told by the school to go on work experience, learning what having a job is like, at least for the people who don’t already help out in their relative’s corner shop (normally for peanuts). The only thing that annoyed me during that period was that the school didn’t lift a finger to help us with finding places, save for a few suggestions. Many of the people in my class found it hard to find places, and yet last year, our teacher said, “everyone got a full two weeks of work”. I expect that was an exaggeration by the students before us, little white lies saving themselves from trouble. Even I found finding places difficult, not being able to get the full two weeks. Although I wasn’t really the person who was finding the places, I only suggested the businesses and buildings I wanted to work in to my parents. My first job was two days in the School of Chemistry at NUIG. I, being more physics-oriented, was a little apprehensive going to the department, in my mind (although a few days after I finished, I was reminded by a […]

Santa comes to GAP ! Join us for our Family Christmas Party! Dec 17th

Join us at GAP on Sunday 17th of December – Please PREBOOK as we need to organise goodie bags etc! phone 091-588899  Join Santa and his elves for a GAP Christmas Family Fun day like no other! On Sunday 17th December from 2 – 5 pm, Santa will visit GAP along with ‘Farmyard in your Schoolyard’ – trained animals for a relaxed and fun day! €15 per family (includes 1 child) and €2 per additional child will cover a visit with Santa, a goodie bag, photos with Santa and an abundance of fun, family friendly activities. We are also hosting a Christmas Craft fair – selling baked goods, arts, crafts, reindeer food and much more! Funds raised will be used to help GAP support individuals and families living with autism in Galway city and county. Please call 091 5888 99 or email: to let us know you will be coming!