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Failte! Welcome to Rainchild Network

This is a Autism Spectrum Disorder information magazine for families, individuals, teachers and  groups in NorthWest Ireland focussed on Cavan, Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Donegal, Mayo, Fermanagh. To use social networking, please register. We hope this website helps to connect people and assists in bridging the information gap between whats needed and whats available.

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Autism training: Adam Harris and 16+ Options Event (Derry)

24 Feb 2018 10:15
Europe/Dublin

Middletown Center for Autism are facilitating focusing on young autistic adults, aged 14 years and above approaching the end of Post Primary education.

 

Survey - Parental Resilience and Mental Health (Spring 2018)

Dear Parents,

 

I am a clinical psychologist in training carrying out my PhD in conjunction with UCD & the HSE. I would like to invite you to participate in my research which examines Resilience, Coping, Psychological well-being and Mental Health in parents of children between 0 and 18 years of age.


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Holly Bridges, 'Reframe Your Thinking Around Autism', Cork (May 2018)

8 May 2018 09:30
9 May 2018 17:00
Europe/Dublin

The workshop will look in greater depth at the book – Reframe Your Thinking Around Autism -and explore the therapeutic opportunities that are available when you work outside the box.

Within a wide historical context Holly will discuss case studies and share the development, process and tools of her program after a fun but comprehensive look at how the vagus nerve can influence the mind and body; how it can shift us from a sympathetic to a parasympathetic state and what this means for those on the spectrum.  

Survey - Relation in occurrence of gastrointestinal problems with ASD and typical development (Spring 2018)

By way of introduction, my name is Anna Lezanska-Toma and I am a Psychology student at Dublin Business School in Dublin.

 

As part of my final year research I am conducting a study that explores relationship between occurrence of gastrointestinal problems for children with autism spectrum disorder and children with typical development as well as relationship between severity of these problems, severity of autism and parental stress.

 

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Connect Family Network information events (23 and 29 Nov/2017)

23 Nov 2017 10:53
29 Nov 2017 15:00
Europe/Dublin

Inclusion Ireland is pleased to be hosting 2 Connect Family Network information events in the coming weeks in Sligo and Cavan. In Sligo, on Thursday 23rd November Christy Lynch, Chairperson of the Government Taskforce on Personalised Budgets, will speak at 2 information sessions on the topic of Personal Budgets. The information sessions will be held at The Model, Sligo.

 

The first session (10.00am to 12.00 ) will be for people with disabilities and the second session (12.30 to 2.30pm) will be for family members, service providers and other interested parties. Refreshments will be provided on arrival.

Connect Family Network
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Implementing SRV in Ireland (12/10/17)

12 Oct 2017 09:30
Europe/Dublin

Reshaping human service Strategies and Approaches so that people with disabilities can obtain Personally Appealing and Life giving Social Roles within Community."

You are invited to a special SRV event hosted by the International Social Role Valorization Association on SRV implementation, in association with Vita House, Roscommon, Ireland.  The conference will focus on the challenges and strategies associated with moving services from congregated and segregated settings to more normative and valued settings.  

ISRVA
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Sleep support for children with ASD - Parent workshop (June 2017)

13 Jun 2017 09:30
13 Jun 2017 09:30
Europe/Dublin

Please find attached information about upcoming workshops for parents of children with ASD called ‘Sleep Support for Children with ASD’ to be held in Dublin and Limerick in June.  

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Autism Spectrum Disorders in the EU Study (2017)

Researchers at Dublin City University are working on a study called Autism Spectrum Disorders in the EU (ASDEU) in collaboration with a large group of researchers across different countries in the EU. Further details of the wider project can be found at the project website http://asdeu.eu/
As part of this study we are launching 3 surveys in Ireland to find out more about
  •  the costs of living with autism
  • diagnosis, treatment and services for children with autism
  • services and supports for adults with autism
Questions and Answers

Secondary school resources

Our son is Dyspraxia and will soon be assessed for autism by a clinical psychologist.

He is 12 yrs and is due to go to secondary school next September. We are wondering what measures should be in put in place for our son by his new secondary school as his primary school has failed to support him and he has received no resources although we have been told he met the criteria.

Just wondered has anyone out there similar situation as we are new and we are a little lost. We have read as much as we can about this but hoping others in similar situation might help and guide us.

All advice greatly appreciated and thanks :) in advance

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Home Tutor for July'17 Provision

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Home Tutor for July'17 Provision

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Hi.

We need a ABA Home tutor for July'17 Provision for Blanchardstown for 5 years old child with ASD.

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Does your child have autism spectrum disorder and/or cerebral palsy? (April 2017)

Does your child have autism spectrum disorder and/or cerebral palsy? Does your child also experience sleep problems, gastrointestinal issues, social difficulties or behaviour problems?  We are looking for parents of children be tween 3-18 years to take part in a study. If your child has ASD and/or cerebral palsy, but does not experience these symptoms, you can still take part! We want to learn about the effects of these symptoms.

If you would like to take part, or learn more, please follow the link http://bit.ly/2mY5Mn3 .  

This research is supervised by Dr. Geraldine Leader and Dr. Arlene Mannion from the Irish Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research (ICAN).

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Does your child with Autism experience behaviour problems, anxiety or repetitive behaviours? (Mar 2017)

****Does your child with Autism experience behaviour problems, anxiety or repetitive behaviours?**** 

We are looking for parents of children aged between 5 – 18 years with Autism to take part in a study.

If your child with Autism does not present with any of the above behaviours, you can still take part! 

 If you would like to participate please go to http://bit.ly/2lgj9Nh 

The research is supervised by Dr. Geraldine Leader and Dr. Arlene Mannion from the Irish Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research (ICAN).

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OT & SLT workshop for parents (19th Nov, 2016)

19 Nov 2016 10:00
19 Nov 2016 16:00
Europe/Dublin
We are running a joint Occupational
Therapy & Speech & Language therapy workshop that may be of
interest. The focus is on sensory processing
& regulation & how this supports communication & engagement
.
The goal is to empower parents by giving them the information &
tools to support their child & also to adapt strategies as the need
arises.

It is taking place Saturday the 19th of November
in the Dancing Soul in Athlone & there will be a maximum of 12
parents attending. It will be taking place from 10 -4 with lunch
included & we have a second room available for small group work or
individual discussion depending on the needs of the parents who are
attending.

Prior to the day we will ask the parents to complete a

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Cerebral Palsy Guidance website & National Bullying Prevention Month (October 2016)

1 Oct 2016 00:00
31 Oct 2016 23:59
Europe/Dublin

CerebralPalsyGuidance.com was created to provide detailed information on cerebral palsy, including facts about children with cerebral palsy.

As you may already know, children living with CP are at increased risk when
it comes to bullying. To help spread more awareness about this serious
topic, our team is campaigning throughout the month of October to talk
more about National Bullying Prevention Month and what parents can do to
help prevent their children from being bullied.

You can find out more
at cerebralpalsyguidance.com/cerebral-palsy/living/bullying/

Thanks.

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Aspire Conference, The Maudlins Hotel Naas, 22nd of October 2016

22 Oct 2016 09:30
22 Oct 2016 16:30
Europe/Dublin

We are delighted to announce that the Aspire Conference 2016 will take place on
Saturday the 22nd of October 2016 in The Maudlins Hotel Naas from
9.30am-4.30pm.
 

The focus of this event is to bring people with ASD
and their families together with local services in an effort to help
them to create an action plan and link with local support networks.

 

Speakers on the day will include: 

Frances O’Neill- Autism Trainer/Advisor in Middletown Centre for Autism.

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Talk Sense! Empowering Parents Enabling Children OT & SL Therapy Workshop for parents (13/9/16)

1 Oct 2016 10:00
1 Oct 2016 10:00
Europe/Dublin

A colleague (SLT) & I are running a workshop in Athlone in
October that may be of interest to some of your members. We both have
extensive experience in working with children & families. The idea
behind the workshop is to empower parents with
as much information as possible while tailoring it to their child's
needs. We have used this format before & it has been really helpful
for parents.

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me,
Kindest Regards, 

Does your child often experience low moods, sleep problems, gastrointestinal issues or challenging behaviours? (July 2016)

We are looking for parents of children and adolescents with ASD aged 2 to 18 years that experience any of the above symptoms to take part in a study.

If your child does not present with any of the co-occurring disorders or symptoms mentioned, you can still take part! It is important for us to understand the effects co-occurring disorders have by including children with and without co-occurring symptoms.

If you would like to take part, or would like more information, please find the survey and further details at http://bit.ly/1UpXtvr, or email me at h.browne1@nuigalway.ie.

Many thanks,

Hannah Browne,
The Irish Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research (ICAN)

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Does your child have Fragile X syndrome? (June 2016)

I am currently completing a masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis. As part of the course we have to complete a research study. My study is on sleep and gastrointestinal problems in children and adolescents with Fragile X syndrome.

I am looking for parents and guardians of children and adolescents with Fragile X syndrome to take part in the study by completing a questionnaire. The study is supervised by Dr Geraldine Leader and Arlene Mannion in National University Ireland Galway. If you are interested in taking part in the study please click on the following link: http://bit.ly/1YgTKTn

If you would like any further information please contact: e.obrien21@nuigalwy.ie

Thank you

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Research study on sleep problems and gastrointestinal problems in children and adolescents with Fragile X syndrome. (June 2016)

Hi

my name is Emer O Brien.

I am conducting a research study on sleep and gastrointestinal problems in children and adolescents with Fragile X syndrome.

I am looking for parents and guardians to take part in the study by filling out a questionnaire. The research is being supervised by Dr. Geraldine Leader and Arlene Mannion in National University Ireland, Galway.

If you are interested in taking part in the study please click on the following link: http://bit.ly/1YgTKTn

If you would like any further information please contact: E.obrien21@nuigalway.ie

Thank you.

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Foyle Sailability - Sailing and Marine Activities - (7th June 2016) - Greencastle

7 Jun 2016 11:00
7 Jun 2016 15:00
Europe/Dublin

Hi Guys

Bookings are now open for our sailing day at Greencastle Pontoons, Co. Donegal

on Tuesday 7th June from 11am - 3pm.  


The following vessels will be available on the day:
Hansa Dinghies (one person, one instructor)
Passenger Boat (max 12 people including carers)
Clipper Canoes (max 10 people including carers and instructors)
Foyle Sail-ability Fleet
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2016 Foyle Sailability Season

14 May 2016 09:00
12 Aug 2016 16:57
Europe/Dublin
We are delighted to announce our 2016 Foyle Sailability Season:
14th May, Foyle Marina - Go With the Flow, Try Sailing! - 11am-3pm
At the Go With the Flow event we will be providing taster sailing sessions to newcomers.
 We can cater for a total of 18 people with disabilities/disadvantage
in 3 hansa dinghies (no passenger boat or clipper canoes available on
this day).  Booking is essential.
7th June, St Kilda Send Off Regatta, Pontoons, Greencastle - 11am-3pm
Foyle Sail-ability Fleet
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Share your child with Autism Spectrum Disorders feeding experiences (Mar 2016)

Does your child with Autism Spectrum Disorder have difficulties with feeding? Or refuses to eat certain foods?

The Irish Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research is interested in finding out more about feeding behaviour in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It will be helpful to understand the nature of feeding problems as it is a common problem.

If you think your child, between the age of 3 – 18 years does have difficulty eating or could have a feeding problem we would be interested to hear from you.

We are also interested in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder who don't have any issues with feeding, as we learn from information on why some children have these issues and others do not.

Please follow the link below to participate in my research if you wish.

http://bit.ly/1QMPCp2

Thank you,

Mairead O’Reilly
(NUI Galway Psychology Student)

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Does your child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) present with behaviour problems? (Mar 2016)

Research shows that some children with ASD present with behaviour problems. Many children also have Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) or present with some AD/HD symptoms, while some children do not.

We would like to hear from parents of both children with ASD and parents of children with ASD and AD/HD who are aged between 3 to 17 years. You are still invited to participate even if your child does not have behavioural problems as we can learn a lot from your information on why some children present with such problems and why others do not.

Please click on the link provided to participate: http://bit.ly/1RDjoNm

Thank you!

Emma Dooley
(NUI Galway Psychology Student)

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Does your child with Autism Spectrum Disorder have Epilepsy? (Feb 2016)

My name is Katie Kennedy and I am a final year Psychology student at the National University of Ireland, Galway. 

I am interested in finding out about the challenges posed by the combination of Autism and Epilepsy. 

If your child does not have Epilepsy I would still be very interested in your responses as they can tell us a lot about the specific difficulties Epilepsy presents separate to those already produced by Autism. 

If your child is aged between 2 -18 years, has Autism Spectrum Disorder with or without Epilepsy and you would like to participate in this research you are asked to complete a short online questionnaire at the following link:

http://bit.ly/1nQQyiz 

Your time and opinion are greatly valued.

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ABA Tutor Needed - Leixlip (16/jan/2016)

Job description: 

Hi! I am looking for a tutor for my 3 year old son who has recently been diagnosed with ASD. We live in Leixlip and have a lot of space for the tutor to work with my son. We are hoping for 20+ hours per week and will be paying privately until we can receive our home tuition grant as we want to get him help as soon as possible.

Thank you!




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