AsIAm, Ireland’s national autism charity, has been chosen by Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor, to be its official charity partner in Ireland for 2022. AsIAm works to remove the barriers faced by autistic people, through its wide range of support, information and advocacy programs. The partnership with Marsh will enable them to sustain and expand this work.
It is estimated that one in 65 people in Ireland are autistic. This means that there are approximately 80,000 autistic people living in all parts of Ireland and some 300,000 immediate family members.
Speaking at the launch AsIAm founder and CEO, Adam Harris, said,
“At AsIAm, we are delighted that Marsh have chosen us as their Charity Partner in Ireland for 2022. This will go a long way in assisting us with our goals in the field of acceptance and inclusion for the autism community in Ireland. One in 65 Irish people are autistic and over 50 per cent of them experience bullying in education, 85 per cent experience unemployment and eight in 10 experience a mental health condition.”
“Throughout Covid-19, AsIAm has seen a 300 per cent increase in queries from families. The autism community needs significant support to progress post Covid-19 which is why this charity partnership is so important at this time.”
Following World Autism Month in April, AsIAm have launched the Same Chance Campaign which aims to ensure that autistic people are afforded the same chance in every aspect of life, from going to school and making friends, to finding a job and accessing public services.
Marsh Ireland CEO, Patrick Howett, said of the partnership,
“We are delighted to support AsIAm this year. Their campaigns and initiatives are driving meaningful change for the autism community. We hope to lend some dynamism to the work they’re doing in order for them to continue having a positive impact on communities and families all across the country.”
For more information, please visit www.AsIAm.ie
Further information about AsIAm and Marsh Charity Partnership contact:
Gillian Evans, ([email protected]) Marsh Ireland.
Dick White, ([email protected]) AsIAm