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Private Occupational therapist (June 2015)


Private Occupational therapist available. Over three years experience working with children with autism and special needs. Completed postgraduate autism training in the alert programme,and facing your fears for children with autism and anxiety. I have also completed Module one in sensory integration and currently completing sensory based attachment training with eadin branix


Private Occupational therapist available for one month over the summer 23rd of June until the 20th if July for assessment, sensory based work, fine and gross motor skills intervention programmes, home and school based programmes to develop motor co-ordination and functional skills. Also experienced in delivering the alert programme and the facing your fears programme for children with anxiety.

I have over six years working as an Occupational therapist and working with children and young people with autism. 

I have completed post graduate course in module one sensory integration through the sensory based network, I am currently studying and completing sensory and attachment trainings and have completed numerous CBT and DBT courses and have a strong mental health background. 

Please contact 0831977152 for further details. 

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Asperges group for teens/young adults


I am trying to find a group that meets up in the Leitrim/Longford/Roscommon area for older teenagers and young adults. Just an informal social group where they can be themselves, talk about what helps them, or talk about similar experiences, go out and do activities together.

If there is a group I would love to get in touch. Or if anyone would be interested in getting together.

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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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Workshop: Introduction to Person Centred Planning - Longford, 12/Feb/2011

12 Feb 2011 09:30



An Introduction to Person Centred Planning (Dublin, Cork, Longford workshops)

Person-centred planning has at its core a belief that all people have the right to plan lives that are personally meaningful and satisfying, that all people have talents and strengths and the right and the responsibility to develop.
This workshop will give participants a better understanding of the Person Centred Planning process by exploring the types of planning that focus on gifts, capacities and strengths of individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism
Venue: Longford Arms Hotel, Longford
Date:    12th February 2011
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Workshop: How to Advocate for your family member with a disability - Longford, 5/Mar/2011

5 Mar 2011 09:30



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  
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Workshop: How to build Circles of Support - Longford, 2/Apr/2011

2 Apr 2011 09:30



How to build Circles of Support (Dublin, Cork, Longford workshops)

The idea of a Circle of Support is simple, to help someone establish a social network.
When people have experienced broken relationships and systems which segregate and disempower, creating such a network requires deliberate action to make opportunities for natural relationships to flourish.
This workshop aims to assist people to develop, facilitate and maintain Circles of Support that will make positive life changes.
Venue: Longford Arms Hotel, Longford
Date:    2nd April 2011
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Explore Mind Over Matter at Free Health & Wellbeing Evenings in Sligo 25th November 2010

25 Nov 2010 19:00

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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MWB Autism Support Meeting, Guest Speaker Dr Brian McClean, Longford, 21/Oct/2010

21 Oct 2010 20:30

MWB Autism support are a support group based in Longford but has members from Roscommon, Cavan, Leitrim, Westmeath.  MWB Autism Support are holding their next support meeting as follows:

Date:    October 21st
Time:    8:30pm
Venue:  The Family Life Centre, Longford  

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Longford Autism Group Fundraiser (Longford Leader, 13/8/2010)

A major fund-raising campaign is taking place in aid of MWB Autism Support. In late October, or early November, six people are going to take part in a tandem skydive, in the hope of raising funds for this new organisation.
The six brave people are: Dave Carrig, Michael Bryson, Kevin Daly, Ronan Clarke, Sean Crossan and Brendan Doyle. 

Sponsorship cards can be found in local businesses throughout Longford, and from Dave Carrig on 085 741 2541.

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Special needs cuts criticised (Longford Leader, 9/4/10)

Local politicians criticised cuts in the number of Special Needs Assistants in Longford and Westmeath this week but the exact detail of the cuts remain unclear. The Department of Education and Skills said this week that it is unable to release details with regard to the cutbacks in Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) in Co Longford schools. "The figures relating to the cuts are not available on a regional basis," the spokesperson said.

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AIB Better Ireland 2010 - Vote for Killoe ASD Unit, Longford

Killoe NS Autism Unit has been shortlisted as one of the local deserving children's projects in contention for a 10,000 euro award from AIB Longford through the Better Ireland Programme.  Please vote for Killoe NS Autism Unit by texting  LONGFORD C to 51303 (standard SMS rates apply) or vote online at www.betterireland.ie

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Green Light For Christmas Gift

By Ailbhe Gillespie
This article appeared in the Longford Leader on 6th January 2010.

The true spirit of Christmas was evident in the village of Ballinamuck when an autistic child received the one gift he really wanted for Christmas recently. Matthew Byrne, the 11 year old son of Maria and Simon, was diagnosed with autism at the age of three and in recent years, he has developed a fascination with traffic lights.

Green Light For Christmas Gift
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New Autism Unit for Ardscoil Phadraig

New autism unit for Ardscoil Phadraig
By Aisling Kiernan

This article appeared in The Longford Leader newspaper 23 September 2009

It's good news for one north Longford Secondary school this week with the announcement that it is to receive a new autism unit in the coming months.
This latest development means that Ardscoil Phadraig in Granard is the first second level school in Co Longford to benefit from such a facility and highlights the growing need for the incorporation of such facilities into the Irish education system.

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He asks for a set of real traffic lights every day

Longford Leader, 11 September 2009.
By Aisling Kiernan

The hunt is on to find a 'real' set of traffic lights for an 11-year-old autistic boy from north Longford. Matthew Byrne from Ballinamuck was diagnosed with autism at the age of three and in recent years he has developed a fascination with traffic lights, which his father Simon says, indicates his son's development as Matthew and his family cope with his illness on a daily basis.

He asks for a set of real traffic lights every day
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Paddy Doyle, Activist

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