Quest Recruitment support first ever Irish Autism Heroes Awards
Quest Recruitment is delighted to support the first ever Irish Autism Heroes Awards that are taking place on Easter Monday April 2nd in Multyfarnham, Co. Westmeath as part of World Autism Awareness Day. This unique event has been established to honor those who have made a real difference in the Autism community. Many individuals within this community work tirelessly and courageously every single day to help a loved one in need. It is now time to give them the recognition they deserve.
The day itself promises to be filled with lots of fun and activities for all the family, from magicians to balloon releases, face painting, lots of goodies, and of course the launch of Irelands very first Autism specialist radio station.
Speaking on this event, Head of Operations, Autism Ireland said: ‘’The Autism Heroes Awards provide a unique opportunity for the Irish public to honor those who have made a real difference in the Autism community. This can be anyone from someone who has gone to great lengths to fundraise for Autism, a family who might have had a hard year and come out brighter at the other side, or perhaps someone that has worked tirelessly in the community to improve the world for people with Autism.’’
Speaking on this event, Managing Director, Garth McKeown from Quest Recruitment said: “We are all very proud to have supported the tireless work of Autism Ireland throughout the last year and the Heroes Awards is a perfect opportunity for the wider community to support those they feel have made an outstanding contribution to such a brilliant cause.”
Why Quest are supporting Autism Ireland
- Our goal was to choose a charity that was in critical need of support and given that Autism Ireland is one of the few charities that is not government-supported, it was a natural choice.
- It was important for Quest that our charity of the year would be chosen by the staff on the basis that it could be aligned with employees’ personal values. Many of the Quest staff members have close family members who are on the Autism spectrum.
- Although people acknowledge that Autism is common in Ireland, there are thousands of undiagnosed cases with incidence studies estimating that 1 in 100 people are autistic (AI 2018).
- There is an urgent cultural change required for families to be respected and treated equally. Families feel isolated in their communities with a very poor understanding of autism across the society of Ireland.
- Educating society at large will bring families out of isolation, will make them feel that they can be included, will allow their children to be viewed in a different way, in a way of respect and not one of thinking that the person should be locked away.