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2016 Foyle Sailability Season

14 May 2016 09:00
12 Aug 2016 16:57
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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
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Foyle Sailability Regatta, Derry (11,12 June 2015)

11 Jun 2015 11:00
12 Jun 2015 04:00
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Please find attached information leaflet on sailing and water activity opportunities for people with disabilities at Foyle Marina 11 & 12 June 2015 11am - 4pm. A disabled hoist will be available for wheelchair users. I would be grateful if you could circulate the attached information through your networks and members.

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Foyle Sailability Water-based activity - Greencastle, Donegal (14/Aug/14)

14 Aug 2014 11:00
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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. 

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iCare "Jungle of the Mind" Conference (Buncrana, 5/4/13)

5 Apr 2013
Europe/Dublin
Conference: 'Jungle of The Mind'
We are delighted to announce that i.C.A.R.E. (Inishowen Children's Autism Related Education) will be hosting a conference called the 'Jungle of the Mind' sharing innovation and promoting best practice,which takes place on Friday 5th April 2013 in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana.  This conference suits all disabilities and levels of autism. 

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Thinking Toys Special Needs Toy Show - Letterkenny 5/11/12

5 Nov 2012 17:00
5 Nov 2012 20:00
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Special Needs Toy Show - Letterkenny

Monday November 5th 2012, 5pm-8pm

Radisson Blu Hotel

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ABA Tutor - N Leitrim/Sligo Town/Sth Donegal

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I am an ABA tutor with a degree in psychology and 3 years experience working  in an ABA school. I am available for 2-3 days per week from September onwards  in the north leitrim, sligo town, south donegal area.  I was wondering if you  could provide me with any information you may have on jobs available in the  area or families who may be looking for a tutor.  Thank you for your time,
Kind Regards,
Evelyn
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Carers Association urges carers to join campaign (OceanFM, 7/6/2011)

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.

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Autism Awareness Information and Fund Day, Letterkenny 23/April/2011)

23 Apr 2011 14:00
23 Apr 2011 18:00
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Autism Awareness Information and Fun Day

Saturday April 23rd Arena 7 Letterkenny

Programme of Events

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2 - 4pm  Face Painting,
           Magic Show
                        Disney Character’s 

4 - 6pm   Disco               

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Parents Support Network - Open Meeting - Tue 15th of February at 8.30pm

15 Feb 2011 20:30
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Supporting Families with Disabilities

OPEN MEETING

For parents of children with special needs including ADHD, Aspergers,Downs Syndrome etc.

Where: At the Sligo Park Hotel

When: Tue 15th of February at 8.30pm.

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Information Sessions, Disability Access Route to Education, 22-Jan-2011

22 Jan 2011 10:00
22 Jan 2011 14:00
Europe/Dublin
The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) is a supplementary admissions scheme which offers college places on reduced points to school leavers with disabilities. DARE has been established by a number of colleges as clear evidence shows that disability can have a negative impact on educational attainment at school and progression to higher education.
 
Information Sessions will be held on Saturday 22nd January 2011, 10am-2pm in following locations:
 
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Ribbon Rhythm Festival (for Autism), Donegal, 26/27 Feb 2011

26 Feb 2011 13:30
26 Feb 2011 13:30
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The inaugural Ribbon Rhythm Festival will provide a weekend of great music in aid of a good cause in the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny on Friday, February 26, and Saturday 27, 2011.
 
This brand new two-day musical spectacular has already attracted a stellar line-up of acts and it is planned to run it on an annual basis. The 2011 festival will raise much-needed funds for the Donegal Autism Parent's Support  Group and to increase awareness of its work in the county.
 
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Explore Mind Over Matter at Free Health & Wellbeing Evenings in Sligo 25th November 2010

25 Nov 2010 19:00
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Explore Mind Over Matter at Free Health & Wellbeing Evening in Sligo

Expert guidance on life skills and stress management will be provided by Fiona Hoban, Counsellor & Communications Consultant, who is one of the speakers at a series of free meetings to take place in Cork, Kilkenny & Sligo. The Health & Wellbeing evenings are organised by The National Dairy Council in association with the local co-op in each region.

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South West Donegal Autism Support Group, Donegal, 10/Oct/2010

10 Oct 2010 15:00
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South West Donegal Autism Support Group 

Parents Afternoon Sunday 10th October 2010 in The Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town at 3p.m. 

Guest Speakers
Information Stands
Refreshments Served

An opportunity to meet with & speak to other parents 

Admission €10 

For Further information please contact Catherine on 087 - 2849437 or Angela on 087 - 2359909

 

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Mirenda Rosenberg Autism Fundraiser Concert, BallyShannon, 9/Sept/2010

9 Sep 2010 20:30
Europe/Dublin
I’m a superhero. By day I parent two little boys with Autism, by night (and weekends) I don an evening gown, grab a radio mic and perform soul music in front of crowds of people. I’m lucky to have such a release, but so many autistic families aren't. 

...I’m every kind of excited to announce that our Charity this year is the Autism Family Support Group, Donegal. This organization helps families by providing seminars, summer programs, and family support as well as creating Autism Awareness. 
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Survey Participants Wanted In Development Of Interactive Computer Program to Learn Daily Living Skills

Nicola Duffy is completing a Masters in Letterkenny Institute of Technology and have been funded by the Minister for Children and the National Children’s Strategy to conduct academic research in the area of autism and education. Nicola is currently looking for parents/guardians to partake in this research.

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AIB Better Ireland Awards 2010 - Vote for ICARE, Inishowen

Please vote for Inishowen Children’s Autism Related Education (i.C.A.R.E) in the AIB Better Ireland Programme 2010.
To vote by text: text BUNCRAN B to 51303 (standard SMS rates apply).
Voting open until 15th March.
Many Thanks.

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Advocates for Personal Potential (APP), Donegal

Advocates for Personal Potential Training Services (APP) was initially established in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal in 2004 to develop a person centred approach to the social and vocational rehabilitation of people who suffered from or have experienced a breakdown in their mental health status.

An expansion of our services in 2006 to Letterkenny, Co Donegal resulted in the successful development/commencement of a programme to assist the needs of adults with aspergers using our person centred approach.

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Autism NI, ASD Specific Training Prospectus 2009/2010

"Autism NI’s Mission in brief is to 'ensure that individuals with Autism and their carers are valued members of the community'. We achieve this through a bi-lateral approach of parent support and training for parents and professionals.

Autism NI's training department team has a wealth of qualifications, expertise and experience. As well as drawing on the wide range of skills within our own professional team, we also have links and longstanding relationships with a consortium of local and international specialist trainers.

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Parents organise camps for children with ASD in light of HSE budget cuts (Donegal Democrat 9/7/09)

Donegal Democrat, 09 July 2009
 
A group of Donegal parents is organising a camp for children with autism, thanks to support from Gabrielle's Diary Charity Ball and the North-West 10K.
 
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Donegal Aspergers Support Group

Donegal Asperger's Support Group

Asperger's is a condition related to Autism. There is a number of young people with Aspergers in County Donegal and the position is that once they reach 18 there is no statutory support for them.

This group is made up of parents and carers of people with Aspergers and as well as a group where people can share experiences. At present the group are lobbying for improved services for adults in the community.

For further information contact: Mary or Rosaleen, 074 93 85548.




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