Ireland

List of National Resources - Ireland

NameDescription
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.
St. Joseph´s Foundation

St. Joseph´s Foundation for School Age Children
St Joseph's Foundation offers a service to North Cork children attending regular or specialized primary and secondary schools in the North Cork area. This includes Holy Family School, Charleville, where multidisciplinary supports are provided through St. Joseph's. Children must have a diagnosis of intellectual disability and / or autism in order to benefit from the services and supports of the St. Joseph Foundation. St Joseph’s Foundation has two multi-disciplinary teams working with children in Mainstream schools, in North Cork; the Autism team and the Mainstream team.
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.
North West Parents and Friends AssociationThe Northwest Parents and Friends Association is a voluntary community association, which is dedicated to supporting facilities and communities, working towards the fulfillment, needs and rights of people with intellectual disabilities and special needs, to achieve for everyone the highest possible level of health and social benefit, taking into account at all times the personal dignity of each individual.

Documents of Interest - Ireland

NameName
https://www.sess.ie/categories/autism/autistic-spectrum-disorders/autism-resourcesncse – An Chomhairle Náisiúnta um Oideachas Speisialta. National Council for Special Education.
https://www.ahead.ie/journal/A-pre-college-transition-programme-for-students-with-Autistic-Spectrum-Disorder-in-IrelandA pre-college transition programme for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Ireland
https://www.ecwexford.ie/cpd-courses/post-primary-courses/1925-webinar-a-5-step-study-of-autism-in-our-schools-for-primary-and-post-primary-snas.htmlWebinar - a study of autism in 5 steps in our schools for elementary and post-primary teachers and snas.
https://ncse.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/5_NCSE-Education-Provision-ASD-Students-No21.pdfAn Evaluation of Education
Provision for Students with Autism
Spectrum Disorder in Ireland
https://www.education.ie/en/Publications/Education-Reports/Educational-Provision-and-Support-for-Persons-with-Autistic-Spectrum-Disorders-the-Report-of-the-Task-Force-on-Autism.pdfEducational Provision and Support for Persons with Autistic Spectrum
Disorders: The Report of the Task Force on Autism
https://www.hacerlobien.net/lego/Ter-030-Educating-Asd-Review.pdfEducating Persons with Autistic Spectrum Disorder –
A Systematic Literature Review
https://supervalu.ie/view/var/files/real-people/Autism-Friendly-Shopping/2021-20Bridge-20Back-20to-20school-20edition-20--20FV.pdfAutism-Friendly
Bridge Back to School
An Autism-Friendly Learning Resource for 2021
http://www.westmeathchildcare.ie/images/GuidetoServicesforyoungpeoplewithdisabilities.pdfA Guide to Services for Young People with Disabilities
https://www.mic.ul.ie/faculty-of-education/programme/graduate-certificate-diploma-autism-studiesMIC - Mary Immaculate College
Graduate Certificate/Diploma in Autism Studies
https://www.clareed.ie/cpd-courses/primary-courses/1527-education-elephant-lego-based-therapy-setting-up-and-running-construction-clubs-for-autistic-children.htmlEducation Elephant: LEGO®-Based Therapy -Setting Up and Running Construction Clubs for Autistic Children

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