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(Ireland) Cork: Begin the process to be "autism-friendly city"

June 5, 2023, Echo Live: Calls for more public toilets and sensory play areas in Cork city https://www.echolive.ie/corknews/arid-41155252.html
“We are calling for sensory play areas to be installed in playgrounds across Cork city, so that there is access to play and learning for all children."

Labour representative in Cork city, Peter Horgan, has called for more public toilets and for sensory play areas.

With a vision for a more autism-friendly city, Mr Horgan called on Government to ensure that public spaces are suitable for all families.

“We are calling for sensory play areas to be installed in playgrounds across Cork city, so that there is access to play and learning for all children,” he said.

“It would make a huge difference to families to ensure everyone is involved and catered for. We must begin the process of making Cork an autism-friendly city. It would send such a message around the world that we are a city of welcomes. It cannot be just a headline, though. It must be buttressed with proper footpaths, safe crossings, and a real commitment from the powers that be.”…


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