PRISM (Parents Resource Information Support Mentoring) was founded by We are 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. PRISM aims to provide information and support for families and carergivers in a confidential and safe setting. Our vision is that families living in DLR will have access to a quality family support service run by parents with shared experiences to guide and advise them through the ups and downs of parenting across the autistic spectrum.

PRISM Dlr became a registered charity (Registered Charity No. 20142711) in January 2018.

The aims of PRISM are:

  • To provide information and support for parents / carers in a confidential and safe setting

  • To provide monthly support meeting for parents / carers of preschool and school-age children as well as adolescent and adults with an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC)

  • To provide a specialised program of talks and workshops by relevant professionals throughout the year

  • To link in with other support groups, agencies  and organisations to provide members with an up to date schedule of relevant dates and events

  • To advocate for members and their families

  • To promote autism awareness in the community

  • To provide members with a useful monitored, closed Facebook group and website

  • To provide a confidential dedicated phone line for new and existing members

  • To provide affordable therapeutic activities for members and their families (Lego club, book club, art therapy, drama therapy, music therapy, social skills groups, secure bully-free Minecraft server, teen youth club, yoga, mindfulness and emotional regulation activities).