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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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Music Therapist available for sessional work (Mar/2014)

My name is Louise Keegan and I am a qualified music therapist and accredited member of the Irish Council of Creative Art Therapists.

I have experience in working with children aged 2-12 with Autism and various other developmental disabilities.

I am based in Roscommon and I am available for sessional work.

If you are interested in learning more about music therapy please feel free to contact me.

home tutor available

Job description: 

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

Email ego302@yahoo.com

How to apply: 

email above

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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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Demo against Special Needs cutbacks, Wed 26 Jun 2013, Boyle

26 Jun 2013 18:00
26 Jun 2013 19:00
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PWDI - Autism Awareness Event, Radisson, Athlone - 5/Dec/2011

5 Dec 2011 10:00
5 Dec 2011 13:00

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 pwdiwestmeath@gmail.com or Ring us on (090) 6470044

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10k Walk in aid of Roscommon Carers - Ballymoe (31/10/2011)

31 Oct 2011 12:30

Dodge city - Round ‘em up (10k walk)

In aid of Roscommon Carers Association


10k Walk takes place on Monday 31st Oct 2011 at 1pm

To Register:

Time:  12.30 – 1.00 pm

Where: The lone star hotel (eileen’s), Ballymoe, Co Roscommon.

Fee: €10 Entry

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Good news for Abbey Community College in Boyle - 1/09/2011 (Shannonside FM)

The Abbey Community College in Boyle is being approved to deliver classes in Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
It's one of 39 schools nationwide to get the go ahead for the programme, which starts this September.
Roscommon based Senator John Kelly who’s welcoming the announcement, says it's important that these classes, which facilitate the education of children with severe autism, are part of the mainstream system, thereby aiding their integration into the wider school community.
It is expected that these classes will assist six children with ASD, which will be delivered by a dedicated teacher and two special needs assistants.

Local TD Frank Feighan is also welcoming the announcement.

Source: shannonside.ie, 1st Sept, 2011

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Carers Association Roscommon, Barbecque June 12th 2011/ DayTrip June 19th 2011

12 Jun 2011 14:00
12 Jun 2011 17:00

The Carers Association Roscommon has organized two Social Events for Carers Week, 12th-19th June 2011


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Carers Meet the Candidates Evening, Roscommon South/ Leitrim 17/Feb/2011

17 Feb 2011 20:00

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. 

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

22 Jan 2011 10:00
22 Jan 2011 14:00
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:

Tullamore Gospel Choir Fundraiser in aid of The Carers Association (Cancelled)

24 Nov 2010 20:00
24 Nov 2010 23:59

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.

Bernie Dowling
Carers Association Roscommon

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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Keadue Pony Drive raises funds for RainChild (Roscommon Herald, 28/9/2010)

 Sunday, August 29th saw local pony enthusiast Jimmy Gray host a very successful ponydrive.

The magnificent animals travelled from Keadue to Leitrim Village and returned to a warm welcome in the Saddler’s Bar.

Fun and craic ensued and a raffle raised funds for RainChild, the local Autism network.

RainChild is a parent led group working under the Irish Autism Action Charity, offering support and assistance to local families affected by autism.

RainChild would like to express gratitude to Jimmy and the other pony drivers for attending in such great numbers and to the local individuals and businesses that contributed such generous raffle prizes.

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Connacht Gold Autism Fundraiser, Sponsored Car Wash (17/7/10)

17 Jul 2010 10:00
17 Jul 2010 16:00



Connacht Gold
Sports and Social Club


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Carers Roscommon Support Meetings, February 2010

24 Feb 2010 14:30
25 Feb 2010 10:00

Roscommon Carers Association, February Support Group Meetings

Venue: Prince of Wales Hotel, ATHLONE
Date: Wednesday 24th February 2.30pm
Guest Speaker from DSFA Rights & Entitlements

Date: Thursday 25th February at 2pm
Nicola from HSF Health Plan better known as the Hospital Saturday Fund

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Christmas Came Early For Calum in Roscommon

By Maresa Fagan, Roscommon Herald, 8th December 2009.

Christmas has come early for five year-old Calum Leyden from Strokestown. Calum is enjoying a new lease of life thanks to his new canine companion, Juni, an assistance dog for families with children with Autism.

Christmas Came Early For Calum in Roscommon
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Roscommon Hopes For New Pitch

Councillor Orla Leyden has proposed that a seven acre field owned by the local council in the Lisnamult area of Roscommon town be used for an all weather sports area to cope with a range of sports as well as giving Special Olympics athletes somewhere to train.
At present many sports groups have to travel to Castelrea or Athlone to use all weather facilities and a proposal to develop the Lisnamult site would be aided by the local Residents' and Tenants' Association, chaired by Anthony Doolan, who are open to working with other groups for the good of their community.

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