GAP’s mission is to improve quality of life experience for individuals and families living with autism in Galway city and county. In order to help achieve this, GAP aims to offer high quality social clubs and camps to children and adults. 

GAP as a Non-Funded Community Charity does not have a permanent funding stream or any State funding . Our #GiftToGAP Appeal aims to help us maintain and provide clubs and camps that help make a big difference. These camps and clubs provide a safe social space for children (inc siblings) and adults to have fun and socialise in a supportive atmosphere, while also giving family carers a break.

Clubs and Camps are open to children and adults with a diagnosis of autism or those undergoing or awaiting assessment for autism .

In the summer of 2017, GAP was able to provide a massive 4,080 Hours clubs and camps supporting children, young people and adults to make friends, try new things and build relationships in a safe and supportive environment

To donate or buy a virtual gift simply choose the donation you are comfortable with by clicking on the link or images.This will bring you to the GAP iDonate page where you will input your details and make your donation securely.

In 2017, along with Clubs & Camps, GAP has provided Autism Awareness Talks, arranged Sensory Friendly events, met with Government Minister for Disability Finian McGrath regarding service provision challenges our members face and also engaged with HSE regarding service provision issues. GAP also provided support by peer to peer support, coffee mornings and family days for our members.

If you are making a Donation as a Virtual Gift, please input Your Email address in the Notes section on page 2 and we will send you a personalised Gift Certificate via email.If you have any questions please contact our office 091-588899

 

Sponsor Baking Materials €10  

€10 will help GAP to cover the cost of baking and cooking ingredients used in our clubs and camps for children living with autism & additional needs. Everyone loves baking tasty treats to share with friends and family! Click HERE to Sponsor Baking Materials!


 

Sponsor Arts and Crafts Materials €25

€25 will help GAP to provide arts & crafts materials for our clubs and camps for children of all ages living with autism and additional needs. Your donation will help to develop the skills and abilities of budding artists! Click HERE to sponsor Art Materials! 


 

Social & Support Club for Young Adults €30

€ 30 will help GAP to provide social clubs and support to young people and adults living with autism. By providing a safe, supportive environment for adults to meet others and share experiences, your donation will reduce the impact of social anxiety and isolation. Click HERE to sponsor Young Adults Club!


Club Outing €50

€50 will help GAP to cover the cost of a fun club outing for up to 6 young people with autism, allowing them to access the same opportunities in the community as their peers. Click HERE to Sponsor a Club Outing!

 


 

Saturday Club Facilitation €60

€60 will cover the facilitation cost of 1 Saturday social club for up to 6 children and young people with autism. GAP social clubs are offered to young people aged 3 – 18 years of age and offer an opportunity to make friends, relax and enjoy fun activities. Click HERE to Sponsor a Saturday Club Faclitation!


Volunteer Training €100

€100 will help GAP to provide training to our incredible volunteers, ensuring more children and young people can access clubs and camps in Galway city and county. Click HERE to sponsor Volunteer Training! 

 


Corporate Gift €400 = SIX WEEKS of Saturday Clubs!

€400 will cover the facilitation costs of a 6 week term of Saturday social clubs for up to 6 children in Galway city and county. Your donation will allow people of all ages and abilities to enjoy a social club with the support of trained and experienced facilitators and volunteers. Children and adults with autism can benefit from their own space, make friends and experience new opportunities, while their families avail of a much needed weekly respite. Click HERE to Sponsor SIX WEEKS of Saturday Clubs!

*Where we are oversubscribed we will use your kind donation for providing other supports for individuals & families.For any queries please contact the GAP Office 091-588899 to speak with Aisling or Nicole.