What is the Print Room?
The Print Room supports young adults (16 - 30) with a diagnosis of ASD. The Print Room provides the young person with computing and design skills, social skills, employability skills and supported employment.
What is Autism?
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them.
It is a spectrum condition, which means that each person with autism will share certain difficulties but their condition will affect each of them in a different way. Some people may be able to live relatively independently but others may have an accompanying learning disability and need lifetime or specialist support. Some people with Autism may even experience an over or under sensitivity to sounds, touch, tastes, smells, lights and/or colours.
How can you be referred to the Print Room?
You can be referred to the Print room by contacting one of the following;
ASD CAMHS Connect
What do you do in the Print Room?
In the Print Room you can learn new computer skills using Adobe Photoshop, and Microsoft Publisher. Using these skills you will learn how to create cards, framed prints, flyers and posters; along with a variety of different products for print.
If computer work is not your thing, no need to worry, as we have a lot of practical work, from creasing, folding and packing our products created on the computer.
The Print Room has a Job Coach who will provide you with social skills training in areas such as:
• Body language, eye contact & facial expression
• Appropriate & inappropriate conversations
• Sharing & turn taking in conversation
• Personal space
• Social situations at work
The job coach will also provide support to enable you to understand how your ASD may present itself to others, especially in a work place and explore strategies which can be used to overcome any difficult social situations.
What is the Print Room's Daily Structure?
Our day starts at 10am and then there is a small break time at 11.30-11.45.
Lunch time is at 1.30-2.00pm and then our day finishes at 3pm
What is a Social Economy?
A Social Economy is a business that trades for a social purpose. Having a clear sense of “Social mission”. Any profits are re-directed back into the business.
The Young people will experience first-hand the development and processes followed to become a sustainable business by being involved in the design and production of bespoke craft cards and framed prints. Our cards are sold by retailers throughout the North of Ireland.
How can you buy the Print Room's products?
You can buy our products by calling into our shop, (Upstairs in Armagh city shopping centre), buying from one of our card stockist or you can find us at our eBay shop or Facebook page.
Below is list of our card stockists;
- Bedeck Lisburn Road Eurospar Armagh
- Bedeck Moygashel Tassagh P.O
- CFC Interiors Cookstown Agnes and Cecil
- CFC Interiors Campsie McGleenans
- Alana's interiors Lurgan Eurospar Banbridge
- Alexanders Ballydown
- Mones - Keady Day to Day
- Toners baby elegance Poundhill Supervalu
- The Willow Porters
- McKeevers Aughnacloy The Bottom Drawer
- Mc Parlands Newry Eurospar Crossmaglen
- Silverstream ARKE Sure Start