THE Strabane Autism Network-National Autistic Society (SAN-NAS) will be celebrating World Autism Awareness day in style this year with over 50 parents, children and family members embarking on the trip of a lifetime to Disneyland Paris.
Jetting off on April 2, the trip was made possible thanks to extensive fund-raising since December 2016, finishing with a bag pack in Asda in December of last year.
The group’s deputy branch officer Aisling McNulty said members are ecstatic about the opportunity.
“We have been together now for five years and the committee decided a couple of years ago to do a big trip open to all of our members,” she explained.
“Disneyland Paris was where the majority of the group wanted to go as it’s such a magical place.
“This is a trip of a lifetime for our kids, everyone is so excited to meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse and I think what is more exciting for us, as parents, is getting the chance to take our Autism Awareness campaign from the wee town.
“We are so grateful to the people of Strabane and surrounding areas. Their generosity and support has been phenomenal and without them this would never have been possible. The committee would like to thank everyone who donated in any way or helped to fundraise from Strabane all the way to France.”
If anyone would like any information on the group or would like to come along to a SAN-NAS support group meeting, you can find them on Facebook under SAN-NAS or by contacting the branch secretary Amanda on 07767114524.