'Me, My Asperger's, and You': a free event for young people on the autism spectrum

By Hayden Moore

Killinarden actress Jordanne Jones, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome just over a year ago, when she was 17, is holding an event in the Science Gallery Dublin for young people on the Autism spectrum.

The event, which takes place tomorrow (Friday), February 1, hopes to help break down the social barriers surrounding autism through an open discussion in a relaxed environment.

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“I’m hoping to hold an open discussion about Asperger’s for young people who might also have Asperger’s and are looking for other people on the spectrum,” said the Resistance actress.

“Young people who are on the Autism spectrum are invited and AsIAm will be there too, an autism charity, to help with the discussion."

Alongside being a student and actress, Jordanne also works as a mediator in the Science Gallery and part of her job is to create events. 

‘Me, My Asperger’s, and You’ is Jordanne’s first event and is being held as part of the INTIMACY exhibition.

The free event is scheduled for Friday, February 1 from 3pm - 4.30pm.

For those interested in participating, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

See next week’s Echo Newspaper for more information on how Jordanne came up with the idea of the event, and how being diagnosed with Asperger's helped her understand more about herself.

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