GAP is not a service provider, but a small Community led charity that aims to be a resource to our community where we can, subject to our available resources both financial and human.

GAP started as a small online group, which progressed to support meetings and family outing. At one of these meetings, Galway Autism Partnership was officially formed in 2011 by a group of parents and adults on the autism spectrum and became a registered charity. In autumn 2012 after an generous donation by Ramona Nicolas in the Secret Millionaire , GAP found a home in Tigh Ronain Laurel Park .

GAP’s workload continues to grow constantly. It is very challenging keeping up with demand. At this time (Oct 2017) GAP still does not have a guaranteed income and does not receive any State funding. We rely heavily on the generosity of our community and fundraising to literally keep the doors open .

GAP does not aim to provide for existing services but rather to try and ‘Bridge the Gap’ in between.

As a Community led Charity, GAP relies heavily on volunteers in our community and our trustees support our tiny staff of two to carry out the large workload.

In addition to our office staff, GAP employs facilitators. Each GAP club or camps generally has one paid facilitator supported by volunteers. Though some of our clubs are volunteer led also.

What we primarily help with below is subject to our resources at the current time –

  • Autism awareness talks
  • Peer to peer  Support
  • Coffee mornings
  • Family Days
  • GAP Camps and clubs

We would ask to consider GAP for fundraising projects and if your company runs a Charity of the Year . If you need any information about GAP please contact our office at 091-588899 we would be delighted to help you in any way we can.