List of National Resources - Ireland

Irish Society for AutismFounded in 1963, it is Ireland's oldest dedicated organization for people with autism. They offer a wide range of services and support, through which they have helped thousands of individuals, parents, families, educators, students, and healthcare workers. In addition to their phone line, they have an extensive library available where you can rent or buy books.
AsIAmAsIAm Is Ireland’s National Autism Charity. They work to create a society in which each autistic person is empowered to reach their own personal potential and fully in society.
The Red Door SchoolThe Red Door School provides a child centred, evidence based education for students on the Autism Spectrum. T he school provides an inclusive environment where all students develop independence, through an individualized approach to both educational and personal development.
Autism Initiatives – real partherships, unique solutions, positive outcomesIn a variety of locations in the UK and Ireland, they offer a wide range of support for autistic people. From assisted living to schools, from a short break service to one-stop shops, from job placements to training, clubs and activities, Autism Initiatives has a wealth of resources and experience that help autistic people achieve their personal goals.
North Wicklow Educate Together Secondary SchoolNorth Wicklow ETSS, with the approval of the Minister for Education and Skills, has established a class to provide an education exclusively for students with Autism / Autistic Spectrum Disorders. North Wicklow Educate Together High School is dedicated to creating a coeducational, student-centered, caring, happy, and positive environment where equality and democracy are celebrated and fostered.
Middletown Center for AutismMiddletown Center for Autism designs and offers training programs with the needs of parents, educational professionals, and these groups in mind. The Center was established in 2007 by the Irish Department of Education and Skills and the Northern Ireland Department of Education to support the promotion of excellence in Northern Ireland and Ireland in the education of children and young people with autism spectrum disorders.
Bricks 4 KidzBricks 4 Kidz in Wexford offers a full suite of STEM-based programs through LEGO building constructions for preschools, elementary and middle schools. In conjunction with Cottage Autism Network and its Creativity Center they created a 6-week STEM afterschool program. Cottage Autism Network aims to improve the quality of life of families affected by autism spectrum disorder by providing support, promoting equality and inclusion.
Muíriosa FoundationMuíriosa Foundation supports individuals (and their families) with an intellectual disability and/or autism to live self-directed, connected and fulfilling lives. They aim to focus and organize their resources and capabilities to ensure that the person has access to the variety and level of support they need to experience a self-directed, connected, inclusive, meaningful and fulfilling life.
Autism Support Louth & MeathAutism Support Louth & Meath is a parent-led support group for families of children and adults affected by autism. They hold monthly support group meetings, weekly youth clubs, trainings, provide information and advocacy, lobby locally and nationally on autism and disability issues, and provide a network of parents and families who can support and help each other.
Enable Ireland Disability ServicesEach year they serve more than 9,000 children and adults with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities in 15 counties in Ireland. From childhood to adulthood, his teams of experts work with the individual and his family on a plan for each stage of life. His approach to providing services places the child and family at the center of all decisions that matter. They provide families with the knowledge and support to make informed decisions and build services around their needs. Provide services to children ages 0 to 6 who live in the Cavan Community Services area and who have a physical, sensory, learning, and / or developmental delay, a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, or who have multiple characteristics autism spectrum disorder.
Cedar Opportunity Choice InclusionWithin their autism services they offer job training where they seek to develop a personal understanding of autism through training, apply strategies to promote health and well-being in daily life, achieve work goals and qualifications and transition from school to school. next stage. Also a community activity that seeks access to the getaway service for children and young people and finally the independent living service that aims to provide support to live independently at home and assisted accommodation.
LOFFA - Laois Offaly Families for AutismLaois Offaly Families for Autism is a local parent support group for parents and families of children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They actively campaign to raise autism awareness in their area and seek health, educational and support services that are appropriate to meet the needs of children and adults with autism. The group provides subsidized access to private therapies for those families who are forced, due to lack of HSE services, to obtain private therapies for their children.
The Shine CentreThe Progressive Irish Association for Autism IPAA / Shine has worked with hundreds of families in the City and County of Cork to ensure appropriate assessments, therapies, services and education for their children. Since its formation, Shine / IPAA has expanded with the needs and demands of children with autism and their families. The Center was established to meet the needs of an increasing number of children in the City and County of Cork with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.
Cope Foundation. Together we can do great thingsThe Cope Foundation, in association with HSE, Enable Ireland, Brothers of Charity Services Ireland, St Joseph's Foundation and CoAction, are working together to implement 'Progressing Disability Services for Children & Young People' in Cork and Kerry. The central focus of this program is to provide a clear path to services regardless of where the child lives, goes to school, or the nature of the disability or delay.
Autism@ULThe University of Limerick Autism Special Interest Group (Autism@UL SIG) is an interdisciplinary group of people with a focus on autism: researchers, therapists, family members, as well as representatives of organizations of families with autism in Limerick and its surroundings. His vision is to make UL an inclusive university as well as a center of excellence in autism research in collaboration with autistic researchers.
Little PuddinsAmanda is an Autism Ambassador for Ireland's National Autism Charity. She is best known online for her philanthropic design and for sharing visual aids and educational resources with families of children with additional needs around the world. Amanda's lived experience as an autistic person, her lived experience raising and homeschooling her three autistic children along with her professional experience as an autism consultant and early intervention educator, inspires parents of children with additional needs in everything. the world through their online social networks.
i.CARE (Inishowen Children's Autism Related Education) Day, Respite & Activity CenteriCARE Ltd operates 7 days a week, providing weekly after school respite sessions to those families in need. They have an after school club for children with autism and children without disabilities. In that club the children do arts and crafts, cooking, games and activities, as well as outdoor activities depending on the weather. They also offer animation classes, cooking classes, lego and coding classes. They operate school vacation programs for children with autism and their families. This includes activities at the center, as well as trips to various places, such as Lurgybrack Farm, The Wild Alpaca Way in Malin, W5 Belfast, Todds Leap, The Edge Water Sports in Coleraine, cinema, bowling, swimming, climbing, etc. Looking Glass Brae,
County Donegal,
Tel: 086 108 1200
Tel: 074 93 62226 1pm-5pm (Monday to Friday)
Parents and Professionals and Autism (PAPA)It is a charitable organization that supports autistic individuals and their families and responds to their needs for assessment, diagnosis and early intervention. The organization's mission to support autistic parents and individuals is central to its work and is based on individualized needs assessment.
Donald House, Knockbracken Healthcare Park Belfast BT8 8BH Northern Ireland
Phone: 44 (0) 28 9040 1729
Fax: 44 (0) 28 9040 3467
First Step Therapy CenterThe First Step Therapy Center can dramatically improve the functioning of people with neurological disorders, such as Cerebral Palsy, Global Developmental Delay, Traumatic Brain Injury, Autism and other conditions that affect a person's physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. The center has an original approach to neuro-rehabilitation, which is comprised of a series of therapies, combined into a patient-specific treatment program.
Unit A, Curves Building
ITec Business Park
52 Armagh Road
Co. Down
N. Ireland
BT35 6DN
Phone: 048 3083 2865
Autism SwimIs an international social enterprise of experts specializing in the prevention of wandering and drowning for people with ASD and other abilities. The company combines the expertise of autism specialists, behavior specialists, occupational therapists, and swim instructors to achieve the best possible results for the people they support.
Maria Goretti FoundationThe Foundation is a registered charity and is committed to supporting children with disabilities. They provide a holistic service supporting the child and family in a home environment for children with autism, intellectual disabilities or physical and sensory disabilities. They also provide respite care for up to 12 children per week.
Resilience Social CareRSC provides services in most parts of Ireland under the division of community care moving forward; providing nursing services in the home and community. And the social division; providing residential, shared care, extended care and day services for people with disabilities. RSC supports children and adults with intellectual, physical and sensory disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder and also supports individuals who may exhibit behaviors of concern.
Autism SupportAutism Supports provides training and counseling to both parents and professionals. It offers in-home autism support services, including understanding your diagnosis and next steps. Autism support in the workplace which includes in-service training on how to support autistic children. And finally webinars for parents and professionals on all areas of autism support.
T-ResThe Transition Resources Autism Toolkit project is research being conducted with the goal of highlighting and understanding the unique challenges faced by children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as a result of public health restrictions and guidelines stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the challenges posed to their families. Based on the needs that have been identified, the team has created a variety of T-Res resources to assist in this transition for children and young adults with ASD.
Middletown Center for AutismMiddletown Center for Autism designs and offers training programs for parents covering topics such as sensory processing, life skills, autism and anxiety management, among others. They also offer training for professionals including the same topics mentioned above and joint training events.
Youth TheatreThe theater has a resource called "Supporting Young People on the Autism Spectrum" which was created through a partnership project between Youth Theatre Ireland and AsIAm (National Autism Charity of Ireland) The resource written by Hannah O'Dwyer aims to dispel myths and misconceptions about autism and promote understanding and acceptance of autistic young people in youth theater. The handbook also suggests best practice strategies and presents many approaches developed at Kilkenny Youth Theatre.
Dóchas Midwest Autism SupportDóchas Midwest Autism Support offers social interaction clubs with weekly activity programs for children and youth to foster social interaction, communication, sensory integration and life skills. They also offer speech and language assessment and intervention that is affordable to families. Dóchas Midwest Autism Support offers comprehensive family support.
Snowflakes Autism SupportSnowflakes Autism Support is a registered charity that provides services through subsidized therapy, specialist talks and group meetings. It offers occupational therapy services, subsidized speech and language therapy, subsidized play therapy, workshops, talks and support group meetings.
Senstional KidsProvides vital first-line therapeutic supports for children with additional needs, ensuring that these children in need have access to vital supports when and where they need them. Provides affordable, accessible and timely intervention services, such as occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and play therapy.
Asperger Syndrome Association of Ireland (ASPIRE)Carmichael House North Brunswick St. Dublin 14 Ireland
P: 353 0 1 878 0027
F: 353 0 1 87 5737
Dóchas (Hope for People with Autism)3rd Floor, Ivernia Hall, 97 Henry Street, Limerick, Ireland
P: 353 61 315566
F: 313 61 315560
First Step Therapy CentreUnit A, Curves Building, ITec Business Park, 52 Armagh Road, Newry Co. Down, N. Ireland, BT35 6DN
P: 048 3083 2865

Documents of Interest - Ireland

NameName – An Chomhairle Náisiúnta um Oideachas Speisialta. National Council for Special Education. pre-college transition programme for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Ireland - a study of autism in 5 steps in our schools for elementary and post-primary teachers and snas. Evaluation of Education
Provision for Students with Autism
Spectrum Disorder in Ireland Provision and Support for Persons with Autistic Spectrum
Disorders: The Report of the Task Force on Autism Persons with Autistic Spectrum Disorder –
A Systematic Literature Review
Bridge Back to School
An Autism-Friendly Learning Resource for 2021 Guide to Services for Young People with Disabilities - Mary Immaculate College
Graduate Certificate/Diploma in Autism Studies Elephant: LEGO®-Based Therapy -Setting Up and Running Construction Clubs for Autistic Children
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