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.

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

086 2355057 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

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 087 1035355 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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unfortunately the horse riding is Booked out

but contact 087 1692894 you might get a cancellation. 

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. 


Woodcarving Course for Parents and Carers

Due to unforseen circumstances the woodcarving had to be postponed till september. 


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

This is Nicholas

CAN is delighted to announce that Nicholas Ryan – Purcell will be attending the screening of his documentary on Thursday, April 11th and will be available to answer questions from the audience at the end of the film.

Drinks and Appetisers Reception @ 7pm
Film Start @ 7.30pm

Who is Nicholas Ryan – Purcell?

Nicholas Ryan-Purcell was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome aged thirteen. He was also faced with mental health challenges, brought on by an early childhood trauma which triggered a lengthy depression. Nicholas overcame a series of obstacles to complete his Leaving Certificate and then undertake and graduate from a three-year course in TV Production at Ballyfermot College Dublin. Now aged 28 Nicholas’s mental health challenges are a thing of the past. He has made this documentary to chronicle his experience of living with Asperger Syndrome and depression and to celebrate the invaluable support of his family, his teachers and his neighbours in the village of Emly, Co Tipperary. This is a brave and inspirational piece of work, made with clarity and insight by an insider, to greatly enhance our understanding of Asperger Syndrome. (Written by Sandra Byrne Shelton in Arklow, County Wicklow)

Limited Tickets are now available from CAN (10 euro per ticket). Monies raised will be used to help fund CAN activities during the year.

CONTACT BOBBY @ 086-2355057 to book your tickets


Our second exhibition of  Images Of Autism Photography Exhibition was opened by Cllr Michael Sheehan on April 2nd in the  New Ross Library.

This is as a result of a Photography course run for parents in CAN supported by WWETB Adult & Community Education and in particular Kristín de Grae.

Thanks a million to Michael Sheehan  for opening our exhibition. It will run in New Ross library until April 30th. Please drop in and take a look 

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.