Castlebridge, Wexford, Ireland
+353 087 1035 355


Upcoming Activities


SOCCER FOR FUN  in Scoil Mhuire Coolcotts, for kids on the Autism Spectrum and their siblings. Starts again on Saturday 19th Jan

Ages 5-9 years from 10am-11am
Ages 5-9 years from 11am-12pm
Ages 9+   years from 12pm-1pm

086 8428323 if you have any quiries or book on eventbrite.

For: Kids aged 5 + yrs diagnosed with ASD & their Siblings

 St. Mary’s Secondary School, New Ross 

Day: Friday

Time: 5.30 – 6.15pm

***Pre – booking essential. Contact Mag @ 087-4188902 to book or for more info***

Term to Start on Friday 15th of February, subject sufficient interest.

Limited Numbers Available So Book Without Delay 

Coaches have experience of working with kids with ASD and one coach is Lamh trained.

Open to CAN Members and Non – members so please spread the word

TEKCENTRAL/CODING(age 7+). Running Wednesdays in Taghmon from 16th of January to 20th of February. Contact 087 4188902 or book on eventbrite.

BRICKS FOR KIDS Wexford (Ages 5+). 6 week term starting Tuesday 22nd of January. Contact 087 103 5355 or see eventbrite for tickets

FOREST SCHOOL is back for an exciting 10 week programme at the beautiful Irish National Heritage Park. Rain gear and wellies at the ready for some more fun and lots of messiness with the fab Ciara from Earthforce Education. This is a really great weekly family activity for all the family exploring the outdoors.

This term is funded solely by CAN so a fees  do apply this time round.
Contact 087-1035355 with any queries, please book on eventbrite.

LITTLE FRIENDS GROUP  (Ages 3-5 yrs).Will be starting  again on Sat 19th of january.  This is a social group for those recently diagnosed or awaiting diagnosis. Contact 086 8428323 with queries, please book on eventbrite.

CAN, TEEN MONTHLY BOWLING will take place on the last Thursday of every month. As always it is €5 per person and runs from 6-7pm. Open to members and non members. Please do come along and give it a try.  Contact  085 1084840 with any queries please book on eventbrite. 


CAN Kayaking at IOAC during Easter Break

Places are almost full for our first session already, so book without delay if you would like a space for your child or teen.
We have two sessions… Tuesday the 23rd of April and Thursday the 25th of April.

Both sessions are subsidised by CAN so it’s an ideal chance to try this activity (particularly if your child hasn’t done kayaking before). Wetsuits are provided and you can reserve a double kayak if siblings would like to be together or a parent would like to support their child/teen. Only 6 euro per child/teen.

Tuesday 23rd of April @ 11am – 12pm
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Thursday 25th of April @ 11am – 12pm
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Sun, 28 April 2019

15:00 – 16:30

Creative sewing workshop for children from 7+yrs (teens welcome). No prior experience required. During this workshop participants will sew their own creation choosing from ONE of the following:

  • Unicorn Neck Travel Cushion
  • Unicorn Applique Cushion
  • Hootie the Owl
  • Cupcake Stuffie

Sew Fun Studios

Paul Quay


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Check out Facebook or Eventbrite for more activities coming up. 

For most activities siblings are welcome to book in along with kids diagnosed with ASD.  PLEASE DO NOT BOOK IN NON – SIBLINGS/NON – MEMBERS INTO EVENTS OR ACTIVITIES. Non – members are asked to contact 087 – 1035355 to enquire about bookings.
A parent or adult guardian is required to stay in the vicinty at each activity.

Parent & Community Training

CAN Coffee Mornings are now on Fortnightly in Kelly’s Cafe (inside Meadows & Byrne) Rosslare Road @ 10am – 12pm. Open to both CAN members and non – members.  The first one of this year is on the 11h of  January. 



Woodcarving Course for Parents and Carers

CAN is delighted to announce that our Woodcarving Course is due to start soon. This course will be funded by WWETB Community Education Programme so there is no cost involved for participants. No prior experience is required.

Due to start after the midterm in February, this free course will be on in Wexford Town. This course will start at 7pm on Tuesday evenings and is aimed at mams and dads/ carers who are CAN members. Participants will learn woodcarving skills over a number of weeks and have the opportunity to meet other parents.   

Priority will be given to those who initially expressed interest when we initially looked for expressions of interest.  

Please email your interest asap as there are limited places available.


Tyrone Productions is making a documentary series for RTÉ One with David Brophy, who previously created The High Hopes Choir and The Choir of Ages.


This year, we are creating a choir that will be made up of family carers – younger and older, present and former family carers are all welcome.  We’re looking for choir members from the South East area of Ireland – the choir itself will be based in Wexford town.


You don’t need to have any singing experience – you might never have sung a note, or perhaps it’s been years since you’ve sung. Of course, if you are a keen singer, you’re welcome to join in too!


The first meeting and rehearsal will be held on Thursday 31st January from 11am-2pm in Castlebridge Community Centre – everyone is most welcome to come and find out more! Free parking available on site.


Future rehearsals will be held on Thursday mornings (11am – 1pm) from the 7 February 2019 to the end of June 2019…culminating in a very special final performance!


If you*, or someone you know might be interested in hearing more, please get in touch asap, call Rebecca or Avril on 01 8894977 / 01 8894980 or email /

*Under 18’s need to have a parent or guardian get in touch with us


Teenagers and Autism…How do I?

Sat, 9 March 2019

10:30 – 13:30

Riverbank House Hotel

Y35 AH33 Ferrybank South

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CAN are delighted to have Diarmuid Heffernan & Kirsten Hurley from ASC hosting a workshop on “A day in the life of a young person with ASD”

The format of the workshop will be working chronologically through the day of a teen with ASD and the various difficulties they may encounter, covering topics such as:

  • Create a positive morning routine, washing, dressing, eating and exercise
  • Pre-emptive problem solving, morning exercise and mindfulness
  • Daily expectations, school, socialising and managing their day, school point of contact
  • Post school routine, decompressing, managing homework, food etc
  • Evening, The dreaded computer games!, creating boundaries, how much is too much, and negotiating with your child
  • Nightime, pornography, sexuality and consent
  • Sleep, how much is needed and how to create better sleep routines

Suggestions will be provided regarding the aspects of the average day that can be problematic for young people with ASD and how to make them less problematic. It is not meant to be an exhaustive list so participation from the attendees throughout is encouraged.

This workshop would suit parents, carers and professionals working with pre-teens, teens and young adults on the autism spectrum.

Contact Saskia on 085 189 1077 for further details.

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Bookings are taken on a first come, first served basis. Most activities are open to siblings also. Members get a reduced rate at events.

To book or for more info on any of the above, check out our Facebook page or contact 087-1035355.