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Autism Impact Award

Autism NI have awarded Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council the prestigious ‘Autism Impact Award’ in recognition of the Council venues going ‘above and beyond’ to create accessible and ‘autism-friendly’ environments.

The Autism Impact Award recognises organisations who excel in creating a more autism friendly environment for their customers.

Through attaining an Impact Award, organisations can confidently open up their facilities and services to the 30,000 individuals and families living with Autism in Northern Ireland that previously may have been excluded. This award equips organisations to better understand any staff and customers who may have Autism and allows them to adapt their organisation’s environment to support this. 

The Impact Award includes staff training and support to implement a range of adjustments to improve accessibility.


Autism Friendly Documents created by our “Autism Champions”


Please see below Pre-Visit Guides of the Venues which achieved the Awards:

Clotworthy and Antrim Castle Gardens Autism Friendly  
Autism Friendly Signage you will see in our Venues: Autism NI support

Useful Contacts

Ellen Boyd

Accessibility and Inclusion Officer

Antrim Civic Centre Office,
50 Stiles Way,
BT41 2UB

Tel: 028 9446 3113 ext 31020

Email Ellen