Ulster GAA has teamed up with Autism NI to support inclusion and raise vital funds for the charity throughout 2024.

Ulster GAA President Ciaran McLaughlin said, “I am delighted, as Ulster GAA President, to choose Autism NI as Ulster GAA’s charity partner for 2024. Through our Games for All programme we have become more aware of the number of neuro-divergent young people in our communities across Ulster. Supporting the charity will provide opportunities to increase capacity in our clubs and counties which will enable these young people to participate in our activities.”

Autism NI CEO Kerry Boyd said, “We are delighted that Ulster GAA has pledged to support Autism NI this year by raising vital funds for our local autism services and campaigning for autism acceptance within society. We also welcome the organisation’s vision to continue to make their games inclusive to our autism community. We look forward to working with Ulster GAA over the next year and building an impactful partnership that will make a difference.

In particular, this partnership will help raise funds for our Helpline service, which is a vital service for many autistic people, families, and professionals. Our Helpline takes up to 7,500 calls per year and provides advice, information, and resources to our autism community.”

As a local charity, Autism NI provides vital services for over 35,000 autistic people and their families throughout Northern Ireland, and campaigns for autism acceptance within society.

To find out more or for further information please call 028 9040 1729 or visit www.autismni.org