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 and children/young adults with autism in Cavan. 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:

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

Vision for the future of CAPS – Plans for the future

Board Members:

Bernie Nelson – Chairperson

Sylvia Stafford – Vice Chairperson

Tara Kearns – Secretary

Lasma Muste – Vice Secretary

Rory Moore – Treasurer

Vincent Dolan – Vice Treasurer

Mary Gibson

Milly Gilsenan

Roisin Gilmartin

Teresa Corrigan

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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