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PRISM is a peer led support service for families affected by conditions on the autism spectrum in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown.  PRISM Dlr became a registered charity (Registered Charity No. 20142711) in January 2018.


Our services include:


  • Peer support meetings      

  • Self-care for carers

  • Specialised talks and workshops

  • Confidential phone line         

  • Advice and advocacy

  • Autism awareness

  • Social and therapeutic activities 

​For up to date information on our support group meetings (dates, location etc.) please see the Events section (under Support tab above)..  UNFORTUNATLEY, due to Covid restrictions there are no in-person support groups running at this time. Online support is available through the PRISM Facebook pages.




PRISM (Parents Resource Information Support Mentoring) was founded by a proactive group of parents with children with an Autism Spectrum Condition or other neuro-developmental condition (ADHD, ADD, NVLD, Dyspraxia, PDD-NOS, Retts Syndrome, Asperger’s Syndrome, Fragile X ..) living in the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown (DLR) area of south county Dublin. 



Receiving a diagnosis allows parents to begin educating themselves and seek the empowerment and support they need for themselves and their child. Stress levels can be very high in many families affected by ASDs and caregivers can feel overwhelmed. PRISM are offering the following services to help address the challenges of parenting across the spectrum.





There are a multitude of resources available to families. PRISM has compiled a few pages with some key recommended resources. They are:


  • Parent Education

  • Extra Curricular Activities

  • Books

  • Websites





"Parents and family members are the backbone of the Autism community and the unsung "expert" on the ground. Groups like PRISM are so important in providing a support and platform for families affected by Autism. AsIAm warmly welcomes the foundation of PRISM and looks forward to working closely with the team in furthering awareness of Autism across Ireland", Adam Harris (founder and CEO of ASIAM)

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