Autism-focused pilot projects in Fingal and Wicklow among local authority led digital initiatives
250 thousand euro in funding has been announced for local digital projects across the country.
It is part of the Digital Innovation Programme which is aimed at providing resources to local communities.
Funding will go to projects in Wicklow, Donegal, Dublin, Cork City, Kildare, Mayo, Offaly and Clare.
The initiatives range from autism focused programmes to online training for older people.
Wicklow County Council will be producing familiarisation videos that will assist people with learning difficulties, autism, physical disabilities or anxiety concerns before visiting their offices. These videos will be available on the Council’s website and will encourage and support the public to access local authority services.
Another project will see the use of robotics in primary schools in Offaly, stimulating interest in Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects and supporting STEM education.