Tralee Autism Friendly
The Tralee Autism Friendly Town Committee was established to follow the steps set out by the National Autism Advocacy Organisation ASIAM to aspire towards Autism Friendly status for the town of Tralee.
The initiative was launched in Tralee in May 2020 and the process involved the compiling of a Tralee town audit to include: retailers, hospitality, sport, community & voluntary groups, education and public services.
These organisations were invited to undertake Autism friendly training, and an environmental evaluation will be carried out.
SuperValu and ASIAM work with communities to build infrastructure and support to make their town more inclusive and ultimately autism friendly. Part of the journey to accreditation sees businesses and organizations in communities take measures to reduce sensory simulation that could cause distress and difficulties and undertake staff training to improve understanding of autism.