Agne is a Co-Founder of SENSORY SPACE. She graduated from Vilnius University, Kaunas Faculty of Humanities and moved to Ireland in 2005. In the hope of starting a career in Ireland she commenced working in Dublin Airport in sales and customer service roles.
When her first son was diagnosed with Autism, Global Developmental Delay, Sensory Processing disorder and Anxiety Disorder, her career and personal plans changed and stopped for a while. However, she became very interested in the whole area of Autism and commenced a Master’s degree in Special and Additional Learning Needs. At the moment she is completing her research and dissertation about social and emotional wellbeing of children with SEN. She believes that one of the most successful pathways to support children socially and emotionally is a collaboration of parents, educators and allied professionals.
In 2019, after gaining a lot of personal and professional experience living and working with autistic children, Agne published her book ‘AUTISM: 365 different days’ which was illustrated by her son Linas. She started her personal blog on her website www.feelautism.com. Soon after that, together with Jurgita, she created SENSORY SPACE and embarked on a new challenge of creating a safe and inspirational space in the Drogheda area for those with extra needs.
Agne is a collaboration partner with Family Carers Ireland on the Emergency Card Scheme, which was launched by Taoiseach in 2020. Together, they developed a Social Story to help people understand how to use the card.
As part of her approach to managing the therapy centre, Agne ensures that a positive, safe and supportive environment is provided for not only the children that attend therapies at the centre, but the whole family unit as this is an intrinsic part of the therapeutic process.
Agne enjoys travelling, learning and studying and successfully completed studies in Business Management.