C.A.P.S. CAVAN AUTISM PARENTS SUPPORT CLG

Cavan Autism Parents Support CLG is a registered charity and the first of it’s kind in Cavan, which has been solely set up to support the parents, carers and children/young adults with autism in Cavan and surrounding areas. It is organised and run by the Board of Management, Camp Leaders, PCA’s, carers and young volunteer carers.

We currently have 73 families & 85 children/young adults on our books.

C.A.P.S. is the brainchild of Bernie Nelson who’s son is autistic. At C.A.P.S. we conduct almost all of our work on a fundraising basis with little government funding. We certainly would not be able to provide any of these camps/activities without the ongoing support we get from our fundraising events throughout the year and our volunteers.

C.A.P.S not only provide events for children/young adults with autism but also for their parents and siblings.

Work we do:

C.A.P.S. provides a range of events/activities. Please see below:

Camps, Activities, Day Trips – Easter, Summer & Halloween for children/young adults with a diagnosis of Autism in Cavan and surrounding areas
• Social Clubs – Computer Club & Saturday Club
• Along with monthly Social Mornings/events for parents and
Sibling workshops/activities

Please click here for a full list of CAPS camps and activities

Board Members:

Chairperson – Bernie Nelson
Vice Chairperson – Vincent Dolan
Treasurer – Rory Moore
Vice Treasurer – Annette Aughney
Secretary – Sylvia Stafford
Vice Secretary – Mary Gibson
Lasma Muste
Roisin Gilmartin
Teresa Corrigan
Tara Kearns