GALLERY: Navan's Neurodiverse friendly town bid

The launch of Neurodiversity Navan's campaign to make Navan a Neurodiverse Friendly Town took place May 16th in Leon's Cafe & Winebar.

The campaign, led by Neurodiversity Navan in association with AsIAm, Irelands Autism charity, announced a 3 Year inclusion plan to make Navan a more inclusive place for neurodivergent people and their families.

Speakers included Adam Harris, CEO of AsIAm and Minister Helen McEntee.

Eva Burke, Chairperson of Neurodiversity Navan, spoke about key elements of the plan, including recruitment of Neurodiversity Champions, local businesses, schools and volunteer groups to join this journey for a more inclusive and welcoming town. Champions will receive free training to understand barriers to inclusion and understand the small accommodations that allow neurodivergent people access services in a way that works for them.

Speakers also included members of Tag Meath Autism group Adam, Lavine and Sean who each gave powerful and impactful speeches about the importance of such changes.

The event was sponsored by JM Foods, Leons Cafe, Royal Balloons and supported by County Meath Chamber.