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My name is Martina Herbert, I am currently studying for a Masters in Health Psychology in NUIG. Having worked as a nurse for a long time I am interested in studying ways to increase well-being and reduce stress for carers/parents and I am looking for a number of people to take part in a study.
We are contacting you to inform you of the Association's forthcoming Conference for parents 'Looking Ahead-Making the Change'
in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone on Saturday 6th April and it would be
greatly appreciated if you would share details with parents and networks
as registration is about to close.
Guest Speakers include;
- Lisa Domican, Social Entrepreneur, creator of communication aid 'Grace App'.
- Dr. David J Carey, Consultant Psychologist, Educational Consultant
Catherine Beirne has been invited to the Sligo forum to discuss DCA (domicilary care allowance) on behalf of parents of kids with autism.
Please send in your views and comments. via post here or pm Catherine via facebook.
No names will be used.
This is our opportunity to be heard.
Volunteers Needed For
SLIGO SURF CAMP FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH AUTISM, 2012
Where:Streedagh, Co. Sligo
When: Monday 13th – Friday 17th August 2012
Friday 29th June 2012 No Admission fee – Lunch Included
Advocacy - Rosaleen Doonan. Carers Association, Sligo,
Leitrim, Donegal & West Cavan
Advocay worker for Special needs
Leitrim, Ms Elaine Morriss will be attending the carers day to tell everyone
what work she does on behalf of special needs
Inspirational Art and Craft ideas
for Children with Julie Smith and Noellee Lockhart
Sculpting with Martin Doyle.
Experience the Art of Clay Modelling with Renowned ‘Crutu’ Sculpture
Understanding Behaviours - The
benefits of Art/Craft and Animal Therapy with Becky Thomas.
Relaxation and Yoga with Julie
Jean Rogers, Ck-on shn and Kate
Mason from the Uk will be in attendance talking about HANDLE methods
4th International Disability Summer School
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - How to Use it
18th – 23rd June 2012
Centre for Disability Law & Policy, National University of Ireland, Galway, Republic of Ireland
Professor Gerard Quinn (NUI Galway, Ireland) & Professor Michael Stein (Harvard Project on Disability)
With opening address by President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins
SEE ATTACHED FLYER
Dear ABA tutors & parents,
My name is Elaine Mc Hugh, I studied psychology in NUI Galway and I’m currently taking part in a masters in educational research with the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
I’m now in the process of conducting research which investigates the change of pilot ABA schools in Ireland to special school status. What I am most interested in is your perceptions of the reforms and attitudes towards different types of treatment options. I was wondering if you would be interested in being interviewed as part of this research. I am looking for people who have been directly impacted by these changes. Your personal information (and information about the associated school) will be confidential.
Please contact me if you are interested in taking part or if you have any questions.
Autism Awareness,Free Information Event
The Radisson Hotel, Athlone
Monday 5th December, 2011, 10:00AM - 1:00PM
There will be a number of guest speakers from various centers in Co. Westmeath. Lunch will be provided, RSVP to email@example.com or Ring us on (090) 6470044
Hi! I'm a final year student doing a research project on the effects of the governmental cutbacks on Special Needs Children and SNAs in Irish primary schools.
Could anybody give me any tips/pointers/personal accounts or opinions? Anything would be very much appreciated!
Dodge city - Round ‘em up (10k walk)
In aid of Roscommon Carers Association
10k Walk takes place on Monday 31st Oct 2011 at 1pm
Time: 12.30 – 1.00 pm
Where: The lone star hotel (eileen’s), Ballymoe, Co Roscommon.
Fee: €10 Entry
The Carers Association in Sligo is urging carers across the North West
to join them in the fight for a better life for those in the profession. There are currently over 2400 carers in Sligo.
The organisation has unveiled its "One Voice" Campaign in the wake of
last week's Prime Time Investigates programme, which conducted extensive research into the effects of cuts on family carers. The programme found that 82 percent of carers have been affected by cutbacks in State services.
The Carers Association Roscommon has organized two Social Events for Carers Week, 12th-19th June 2011
Continence Information Day
Organised by Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland, Donegal Branch.
Jackson's Hotel, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal, Saturday 16th April 2011
A unique opportunity for individuals, families, carers and professionals to learn and share information regarding continence issues.
10.00am Frances Halligan,
Continence Advisor Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin
Urodymanic Department & Consultant to SBHI
1.30pm Frances McGinley
Continence Advisor for Community Services Co. Donegal
The Fourth Annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2011. Every year, autism organisations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events.
On Friday April 1st and Friday April 8th, Irish Autism Action will be holding bucket collections throughout the country to help raise valuable funds for the organisation. We would greatly appreciate your support if you see our collectors out on the streets. If anyone would like to volunteer an hour or two of their time to help out, please call Colette on 044 93 42576.
How to Advocate for your family member with a disability (Dublin, Cork, Longford workshops)
Family members are natural advocates as they know their relation better than anyone else.
In this workshop you will learn how to present your concerns and problems in writing, prepare for meetings, and search for win-win solutions.
Your will learn how to use your emotions as a source of energy and power, and how to focus on getting appropriate services and supports for your family member with Intellectual Disability or Autism.
Venue: Longford Arms Hotel, Longford
Date: 5th March 2011
Fee: 10 Euro per Person per Workshop, Advanced booking is advisable
The Carers Association Roscommon has organised a Carers Meet the Candidates Evening for Carers from the Roscommon South/ Leitrim Constituency
All Candidates have been invited, and have indicated that they will be in Attendance:
Date: - Thursday 17th February, 2011, 08.00pm
Venue: - Hannon's Hotel Roscommon
This evening is for you if you are a Carer/ perhaps you were a Carer don’t forget you might be a Carer in the future, its vital that the rights and entitlements of Carers are on the table of Government at all times.
We all are at some stage visited with the role of Caring.
The Carers Association wishes to apologise to all who their supporters for the Cancellation of The Tullamore Gospel Choir Concert which was due to take place in the Sacred Heart Church Roscommon on Wednesday 24th November at 8pm. Cancellation is due to the recent turn of events in the current economic climate. Refunds on tickets sold will be available at the outlets where purchased. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The choir was costing Euro2000 for the night and only 50 tickets had been sold. I know I would have got more people on the night but it still probably would not have brought in enough to pay the choir.
Apologies again to those who hoped to attend.
Carers Association Roscommon
Irish Autism Action Council Meeting
Saturday 9th October 2010
Time: 11am to 3pm (approx)
Venue: The Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8
(Click for directions to the hotel) http://www.ashlinghotel.ie/Location.asp
Agenda to follow
32 Marathon Challenge Fundraiser Night - Landmark Hotel, Carrick On Shannon - August 1st - 8.30pm till Late
The Challenge: Gerry Duffy and Ken Whitelaw will attempt to run 32 consecutive marathons in 32 counties in just 32 days! This promises to be a truly amazing accomplishment should they be successful. Their second last marathon will be in Leitrim on August 1st around the grounds of Lough Rynn Estate.
The Challenge: Gerry Duffy and Ken Whitelaw will attempt to run 32 consecutive marathons in 32 counties in just 32 days! This promises to be a truly amazing accomplishment should they be successful. Starting on Friday July 2nd 2010 they will visit the entire 32 counties running 26.2 miles each and every day.
This event is being co-ordinated and organised entirely by Irish Autism Action (Charity Number CHY 14656) and Autism NI (Charity Number XR 22944). In addition Gerry and Ken also wish to make a donation to the Irish Cancer Society (Charity Number CHY 5863).
Due to funding from the AIB better Ireland campaign and the co-operation of the local HSE autism services, RainChild Leitrim are delighted to offer your son or daughter free swimming lessons.
For children and teenager’s not availing of the Summer camp we are offering a block of four free one-to-one swimming lessons with a fully qualified swimming instructor, who specialises in special needs children, in Drumshanbo.
(We may be able to arrange different locations)
Due to funding from the AIB better Ireland campaign and the co-operation of the Leitrim HSE autism services, we are delighted to offer your son or daughter a place at the above activity camp.
Suitable for 8 years old to 16 years old.
The camp will run on Sunday 11nd July, Sunday 18th July and Thursday 22nd July. From 11am to 4pm.
It is located in the Lough Allen Adventure Centre, Ballinagleragh, Co Leitrim. (www.loughallenadventure.com)
Sports and Social Club
We are pleased to learn that Connacht Gold has selected Irish Autism Action to be its Charity of the Year for 2010. Connacht Gold has always been very supportive of good causes in the community and this year they wish to help support local autism initiatives in the region. As part of the partnership they will make a direct financial contribution and hope it can be supplemented through staff fund-raising efforts in 2010.