Resources

Irish Autism Action on Facebook

Special Needs Parents Association on Pinterest

ACCESSIBLE TRANSPORT SERVICES

Wheelchair accessible information
Accessibility Guide for passengers with disabilities
Accessibility information

Wheelchair Taxis
Web and mobile based search facility to source wheelchair accessible transport throughout Ireland

ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY

Festina Lente centre in Bray
Not-for-profit organisation which provides a range of occupational, learning and employment opportunities for people whose needs have not been met in mainstream services

Irish Therapy Dogs
Pet therapy for the provision of comfort and companionship to people in long-term or daily residential care.

The Carefarm -Caslemartyr Co Cork
A small farm where children who have extra needs come to benefit from Animal Assisted Therapy, Horticultural Activities and one on one tuition.

ASSISTANCE DOGS

Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland
AADI is a national charity providing highly trained assistance dogs for children with autism and their families.

Dogs for the Disabled
Assistance dogs are specially trained to assist physically disabled children and adults to carry out a range of practical tasks in order to achieve greater independence.

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind
Enables both blind and vision impaired persons and families of children with Autism to achieve increased independence and an improved quality of life.

My Canine Companion Autism Assistance Dogs
provide highly trained and skilled assistance dogs to people with disabilities, particularly autism.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES WEBSITES

Sensational Kids Run a child development and learning store which stocks a range of skill building toys and therapy product and books

ABC School Supply Centre (educational supplies)
Includes a Special Educational Needs portfolio of books, hands on resources and software

Do2Learn
Free downloadable resources with social skills and behavioral regulation activities and guidance, learning songs and games, communication cards, academic material, and transition guides

Dyslexia Dublin CETC Educational Store
Early years and specific learning needs resource store

Edudemic
Lists & descriptions of educational Apps

Outside the Box Learning Resources
Educational resources

SEN teacher
Free teaching & learning resources for students with special needs and learning disabilities.

Simplestepsautism.com
ABA resources

Starfall Phonics
Phonics based educational games

EDUCATION SUPPORT

AHEAD (Association for Higher Education Access and Disability)
An independent non-profit organisation working to promote full access to and participation in further and higher education for students with disabilities

DARE (Disability Access Route to Education)College and university admissions scheme which offers places on a reduced points basis to school leavers under 23 years old with disabilities who have completed an Irish Leaving Certificate.

Education Desty
Online training and software development company offering online support and skills development courses created and facilitated by an Educational Psychologist.

Gifted Kids
Online guide for parents and teachers of gifted children in Ireland

Home Education Network
Advice and support for parents who choose to homeschool. Includes link to HEN Eire social network for home schooling in Ireland

Irish Learning Support Association
Nationwide body that represents the interests of Learning Support, Resource and Language teachers

National Learning Network
National Learning Network is the training and employment division of the Rehab Group.

National Council for Special Education
Manages education services and supports to pupils with special educational needs arising from disabilities.

Scoilnet
Portal for Irish education.

UCD ACCESS and Lifelong Learning
Aims to increase diversity and widen access to third level education

USEFUL LINKS

Irish Autism Action

Irish Autism Alliance was formed in 2001 by a group of parents who took a public stance in relation to the needs and rights of their children. Irish Autism Action (IAA) is an umbrella body currently representing parent groups across, support groups and schools for those on the autistic spectrum across Ireland.

The Irish Society for Autism

The Society was formed with the goal of creating awareness of autism and convincing the authorities that early diagnosis and specialised education would greatly enhance the quality of life for people with Autism.

Autism Support Ireland

It is a coordinated initiative which aims to enhance and support the whole person and family affected by Autism by providing access to information.

Rehab

Rehab is a leading non-governmental organisation which works towards a world where every person has the opportunity to achieve their potential. They work in local communities to provide high-quality services and opportunities to people who need them.

The Asperger Syndrome Association of Ireland,

Their mission is to support people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) to lead full and independent lives.

Special Education Support Service (SESS)

Their role is to enhance the quality of learning and teaching in relation to special educational provision.

 

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