Extra-curricular activities 



Children with an ASC enjoy and benefit from different activities and there are a several different groups who run activities that are either mainstream and inclusive of children with ASC, mixed ability or ASC specific. We know of local children attending groups including


  • social skills groups e.g. Lego group, chess group

  • drama,

  • swimming

  • tennis

  • horseback riding

  • yoga

  • football

  • gymnastics

  • surfing

  • scouts,

  • music

  • martial arts.


Open Spectrum

A parent run group in Southside Dublin organising activities and events for Children and Teenagers on the Autistic Spectrum.


Dyspraxia Ireland

Many children with an ASC also have Dyspraxia. Dyspraxia Ireland offer support, information and they organise a number of extra-curricular activities.



PRISM are currently researching groups and organisations offering activities to children in our local area and will be drawing up an information page. If you have any recommendations of  autism friendly groups, please let us know about them at