Autism Advocate Cara Darmody To Speak At Leinster House Regarding Supports For Autistic Citizen


Autism advocate Cara Darmody will speak to politicians in Leinster House at 2:00 p.m today about supports for autistic citizens alongside a spokesperson from AsIAm – Ireland’s National Autism Charity, Cllr Richie Molloy and her father, Mark Darmody.

Tipperary student Cara Darmody made headlines last year after she became the youngest person to pass the Junior Cert exam – she got 97% and raised €40,000 for her local school and Scoil Chormaic Special School in the process.

She has previously spoken to the Oireachtas Committee on Autism and met with Taoiseach Micheál Martin to discuss chronic support shortages for autistic children.

Deputy Mattie McGrath and Senator Sharon Keogan are both co-hosting today’s event.