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 – Mary Gibson
Secretary – Neil McCabe
Vice Secretary – Leona Davey
Treasurer – Agnes Filipowski
Vice Treasurer – Grainne McAleer

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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