Cavan Autism Parents Support clg

Cavan Autism Parents Support CLG is the first of it’s kind in Cavan, which has been solely set up to support the parents, carers of children/young adults with autism in Co. Cavan and surrounding counties. It is organised and run by parents, carers and young volunteer workers.

We currently have 67 families & 77 children/young adults on our books.

C.A.P.S. was founded by Bernie Nelson whose son is autistic. C.A.P.S. have conducted numerous fundraisers over the past number of years. One of the main annual fundraisers is the Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin in June.

All our work is done on a fundraising basis with no government funding, so this means that it is not always possible to cater for everyone’s individuals needs. We certainly would not be able to provide any of this without our 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. host two weekly Social Clubs and a variety of camps/trips:
The Computer Club – Click here for further details
The Saturday Club – Click here for further details

Easter Camps, Summer Camps, Wednesday Day Trips, Social Outings, Halloween Camps etc. – Please click here for a full list of current and upcoming C.A.P.S. camps and activities.

Board of Directors:

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


Hugh Lennon & Associates, Chartered Accountants & Registered Auditors
10 Church View, Cavan H12 YX99

Registered Charity Number: 20104658
CHY: 21260

Upcoming Camps

Find out lots more information on our list of upcoming camps for CAPS members.

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Upcoming Events

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Saturday Club

Find out lots more information on our Saturday Club for CAPS members.

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Computer Club

It happens almost every Friday at 7 pm. Find out more on what we do at the Club

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Registration / Membership

All CAPS kids need to be registered first to avail of our camps and clubs here at CAPS

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Useful Links

A collection of guides & information that may help you support your CAPS child

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