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8-14yrs

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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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
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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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
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P2JHWB8

We hope to lobby on this issue in 2016.

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ABA home tutor

Description: 

ABA home tutor required for a young person with Autism in the Dublin 3 area for 20 hours per week, Immediate start and will run for the school year. Must be registered with the Teaching Council of Ireland as they are providing the funding. Afternoon tutor sessions would be best.

Price: 
Teaching council or Ireland

ABA home tutor required for a young person with Autism in the Dublin 3 area for 20 hours per week,

Immediate start and will run for the school year.

Must be registered with the Teaching Council of Ireland as they are providing the funding.

Afternoon tutor sessions would be best.

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Teacher available for 2015 July Provision (Sligo)

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Price: 
N/a

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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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
Europe/Dublin

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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Water activity camp 2014

3 Aug 2014
Europe/Dublin

RainChild Water Activity Camp Summer 2014
- Free for autistic child and one sibling.

Age 6 to 16

Local children will be given priority as numbers are restricted. Additional sibling places may be booked and paid for depending on numbers, at a subsidised cost of €25.

Sunday 03/8/2014 & Sunday 10/8/2014 11am to 4pm
Lough Allen Adventure, Ballinaglera, Co Leitrim.

 http://www.loughallenadventure.com/
- Activities include Kayaking, Sailing, Archery, and sail away to Burger-Bay for a camp fire bar-b-q lunch. Qualified carers and instructors will supervise all activities.

Wear old clothes. BRING TOWELS, swimsuit, shoes to be worn in water like crocs or old trainers & a packed lunch.

RainChild AIB Better Ireland 2010 Summer Camp, Lough Allen Adventure Center
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Social Skills Summer Groups Mullingar

1 Jun 2014 00:00
1 Jul 2014 00:00
Europe/Dublin


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) 

Location: 

St. Francis Private Hospital,
Mullingar,
Co. Westmeath

GROUP GOALS
 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

SFHV
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National Disability Strategy Implementation Plan - Focus on Autism Consultation

Dear Colleagues,

The National Disability Authority is undertaking a consultation exercise to find out how the implementation of the National Disability Strategy Implementation Plan can most effectively address the needs of people with autism.

The consultation process consists of:

   A consultation event for autism stakeholders (which took place on the 31st of January 2014)

   Engagement with small groups of adults with autism

Autism illustration by James Collings
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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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Rainchild water activity camp 2013

4 Aug 2013 12:00
18 Aug 2013 17:00
Europe/Dublin

In Lough Allen Adventure, Ballinaglera, Co Leitrim.
Activities include Kayaking, Sailing, Archery, and sail away to Burger-Bay for a camp fire bar-b-q lunch. Qualified carers and instructors will supervise all activities. Wear old clothes. BRING TOWELS, WATER SHOES (crocs / old trainers) & A PACKED LUNCH.
Free for autistic child / teen and one sibling. Age 6 to 16.
Additional sibling places may be booked and paid for depending on numbers, at a subsidised cost of €20.
Sunday 04/8/2013 & Sunday 11/8/2013 & Sunday 18/8/2013
12 noon to 5 pm
booking form attached or available from cathbeirne@gmail.com

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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
Europe/Dublin
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.
Cutbacks
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Demo against Special Needs cutbacks, Wed 26 Jun 2013, Boyle

26 Jun 2013 18:00
26 Jun 2013 19:00
Europe/Dublin
Cutbacks
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Christmas Party, Longford, 2012

21 Dec 2012 15:00
21 Dec 2012 18:00
Europe/Dublin

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
Europe/Dublin

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
Europe/Dublin

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
Europe/Dublin

Special Needs Toy Show - Sligo

Monday November 6th 2012, 5pm-8pm

Clariion Hotel

ThinkingToys.ie Toy Show Nov 2012
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Thinking Toys Special Needs Toy Show - Letterkenny 5/11/12

5 Nov 2012 17:00
5 Nov 2012 20:00
Europe/Dublin

Special Needs Toy Show - Letterkenny

Monday November 5th 2012, 5pm-8pm

Radisson Blu Hotel

ThinkingToys.ie Toy Show Nov 2012
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Domicilary Care Allowance

30 Oct 2012 21:22
5 Nov 2012 09:00
Europe/Dublin

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.

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RainChild water activity camp 2012

12 Aug 2012 11:00
26 Aug 2012 16:00
Europe/Dublin


 

RainChild Water
Activity Camp Summer 2012

Sponsored
by Leitrim Development Company and Keadue’s annual pony drive




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