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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).

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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2016 Foyle Sailability Season

14 May 2016 09:00
12 Aug 2016 16:57
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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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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ABA Preschool Academy, Southside, Dublin (Jan 2016)


Preparations for ABA Preschool Academy, Southside are underway and we are really excited about opening the doors!

We still have a couple of places left, if anybody is interested please feel free to contact info@abapreschoolacademy.ie / 0877503891

or visit our website for more information


Funded by the Dept of Education Home Tutition scheme

Based in Queen of Angels National School, Wedgewood, Dublin 16, ABA Preschool Academy is an educational centre for preschool children with autism and related disorders. 

Our mission is to provide a safe and caring environment for your children. We want to promote independence on all levels and increase the learners’ self confidence in a fun and enjoyable environment. 

Our teaching methods are based on Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) which is a method that has become the intervention of choice for many parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). ABA is not a method of teaching but a way of establishing clear learning paths and breaking them into small achievable goals that are continuously monitored and changed accordingly to ensure success. Children with autism may have difficulty with speech and communication, and with understanding social interactions. Also there may be behavioural problems related to these difficulties. 

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Special Needs children on short school days: Survey (Dec 2015)

Many children seem to be on a short school day for one reason or other. There is currently no data on this. Please ask your members to fill out this very short survey, it takes less than 2 minutes. The survey is at this link

We hope to lobby on this issue in 2016.

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Home ABA tutor wanted, Dublin (Nov 2015)


We looking for aba tutor. We are living in dublin 7. Our son 3 years old diagnosed with ASD. Grant approved for 20 hours per week. If interested contact 0876384486/sanganifauzia@yahoo.com

26 euro per hour

We looking for aba tutor. We are living in dublin 7. Our son 3 years old diagnosed with ASD. Grant approved for 20 hours per week. If interested contact 0876384486/sanganifauzia@yahoo.com


Job description: 

ABA tutor needed for Dublin 11 area for 10 hours a week.

My son is 2yrs and 7ms and has ASD DSM5, he will need a lot of floor play, turn taking sharing etc, please do not hesitate to contact me for further details thank you.

How to apply: 

Please contact me by email.

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Teacher available for 2015 July Provision (Sligo)




My name is Roisin Kelly and I am a qualified primary teacher with experience in working with children with disabilities.  I would be interested in working as a tutor for July provision in the Sligo area this summer. 

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Research in experiences of parenting a child with ASD (3rd March 2015)

I am a fourth year IT Sligo student and am studying social care. I am currently working on my final year research project which is looking at experiences of parenting a children with ASD. 

I am looking at certain themes including parenting stress, coming to terms with the diagnosis, dealing with challenging behaviour, self-care and experiences with support services. 

If you are a parent of a child with ASD and are available to answer a few questions I would appreciate it hugely and it would help me out so much.
My email is s00121704@mail.itsligo.ie , please feel free to send me an email if you would like more information or would be interested in taking part in my research. 

 Kind regards, 


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Assessment queries

Hi, we are currently waiting for our 3 yr old DS to be assessed. 

Can anyone offer advice as to whether an independent report from a private SALT would help or not? 

Help in terms of speed and being taken seriously? We self referred. 


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Stories for a Autism documententary (15/9/14)

I'm writing to you from an independent television production company based in Dublin. We have been commissioned by RTE to research and develop an idea we submitted to them on the subject of autism. Our pitch to them was to explore
the world of autism through the experiences of a number of children and young adults and their families in an attempt to see the world from their perspective. We would also like to address various issues relating to this
spectrum via experts in their field.

We feel there hasn't been much Irish television devoted to this subject so we'd like to change this. I have an added interest because I trained and worked as a Special Ed. Montessori teacher years ago and I also have a special needs nephew who displays some autistic characteristics.

Autism Boy and Bubbles
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Foyle Sailability Water-based activity - Greencastle, Donegal (14/Aug/14)

14 Aug 2014 11:00

A Chara, 

Foyle Sailability is a cross-border voluntary organisation aimed at facilitating people with all types of disabilities access to water based activities. We successfully delivered a 2 day regatta in June (a few days before the Clipper boats arrived) where 120 people with disabilities from across the North West took to the water in specially adapted dinghies, clipper canoes and a motor boat. 

 We have received funding from Donegal County Council to run an event in Greencastle, Co. Donegal on 14 Aug from 11am-4pm and a disabled hoist will be available. 

This is a free event but booking is essential and forms (from the attachment) should be returned to foylesailability@gmail.com or to Foyle Disability Resource Centre, Glen Road, Derry, BT48 0BX by Friday 8 August. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 

Foyle Sail-ability Fleet
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Social Skills Summer Groups Mullingar

1 Jun 2014 00:00
1 Jul 2014 00:00

Social Skills Summer Groups  - 
 June, July and August 2014 

 For Ages 4-6 years, 7-9 years, 10-13 years, 14 – 18 years 

 €175 for 7 weeks (1 hour per week) 


St. Francis Private Hospital,
Co. Westmeath

 Developing friendships
 Joining in and Maintaining Interactions
 Building confidence
 Non-verbal communication
 Sharing and Turn-taking

For details, contact

Mairéad Baker BSc, MIASLT (Speech and Language Therapist) on
 044 93 85300 / 044 93 85346 slt@stfrancishealthvillage.com

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Toileting Problems in Autism Spectrum Disorder (NUIG study 2013/2014)

Dear parent/carer,

My name is Kady Francis, I am currently a student of Psychology at the National University of Ireland Galway. I am conducting research into the area of toileting problems in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and their relationship to sleep, quality of life, adaptive functioning and language.

I have a great interest in this topic and believe that it is an area which is extremely under researched.
I am hoping to recruit parents/carers of children with ASD aged between 4-17 years.

Participation requires filling out questionnaires about your child's specific behaviours. Questionnaires will be available in hardcopy and via email, depending on what suits parents best.

If you think you may be interested please contact me by email as soon as possible with the age of your child and I will send you further details. My email is k.francis2@nuigalway.ie

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Teacher/Play Therapist, Boyle (Oct 2013)


Qualified and experienced Teacher/Play Therapist available for home tuition, mornings only. Meets requirements of Department of Education. Full Teaching Council Registration. Boyle area.

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Identifying Risk Factors in Autism (NUIG Study 2013/2014)

The incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorders is rising in prevalence worldwide. We, here in NUIG, are would like to investigate some potential risk factors associated with this increasing trend.

Specifically, we are interested in studying the differences in brain size that occur prenatally in the womb.

Some previous studies demonstrated that the brains of children with Autism are smaller at birth which may suggest that differences in brain maturation may be occurring during their development in the womb. We expect that prenatal ultrasound records will help us determine if any differences in the size of the brain are present before birth.

Participation in this study involves giving us permission to view your ultrasound pregnancy scans that are stored in hospitals in the West of Ireland. All information would be confidential and anonymised so that your child’s records would not be identified.

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Protest against new Special Needs cutbacks, Wed 26 Jun 2013, Carrick on Shannon

26 Jun 2013 18:00
26 Jun 2013 19:00
A protest against the cuts to the resources in schools for children and young people with special needs will take place this Wednesday evening 26th June in Carrick-on-Shannon.
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Demo against Special Needs cutbacks, Wed 26 Jun 2013, Boyle

26 Jun 2013 18:00
26 Jun 2013 19:00
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ABA therapist or Tutor Wanted, Ennis (18/mar/13)


ABA Tutor / Therapist wanted for 10hrs or 20hrs per week in Ennis.


Submitted on Monday, March 18, 2013 - 01:29    - Expires 30th April 2013
I am looking for an ABA tutor for my 3yr old son who has recently being 
diagnosed with autism for home tuition in the Ennis, Co Clare area. 10 hrs to 
start extending to 20hrs.

Regards Helen

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Christmas Party, Longford, 2012

21 Dec 2012 15:00
21 Dec 2012 18:00

Rainchild members are invited to a kids Christmas party hosted by MWB autism support group on Friday 21/12/12 in PV's bar, Ballymahon St, Longford town from 3pm to 6pm. If you would like to go please contact Catherine on 0868281439 with childs name, age & gender.

A Christmas Party

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Thinking Toys Special Needs Toy Show - Galway 8/11/12

8 Nov 2012 17:00
8 Nov 2012 20:00

Special Needs Toy Show - Galway

Monday November 8th 2012, 5pm-8pm

Audilaun Hotel

ThinkingToys.ie Toy Show Nov 2012
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Thinking Toys Special Needs Toy Show - Castlebar 7/11/12

7 Nov 2012 17:00
7 Nov 2012 20:00

Special Needs Toy Show - Castlebar

Monday November 7th 2012, 5pm-8pm

TF Royal Hotel

ThinkingToys.ie Toy Show Nov 2012
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Thinking Toys Special Needs Toy Show - Sligo 6/11/12

6 Nov 2012 17:00
6 Nov 2012 20:00

Special Needs Toy Show - Sligo

Monday November 6th 2012, 5pm-8pm

Clariion Hotel

ThinkingToys.ie Toy Show Nov 2012

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