Let me introduce myself…Communication Passports

What is it? A communication passport is a person-centred book which supports someone who cannot speak for themselves. It is a way of sharing information about a person in a clear, simple format, focusing on the person as being a unique, valued individual. What goes in it? It can include any of the following: Key […]

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International autism specialist to speak at event in Bandon

SPECIAL Strength for Special Parents is a unique financial and health education evening for parents of young and adult children with an intellectual disability or autism. It takes place on Thursday 11th September at 7pm. The evening will feature Dr Caroline Goldsmith, a world renowned authority in the field of Autism, in addition to a number of […]

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Speech and language therapy apps

Take a look at Mirla G. Raz’s  blog which reviews speech and language therapy apps. Certainly useful to get some practical information regarding apps and also to get a speech and language therapist’s  ratings of them.

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Building friendships for children with Asperger’s

In the Health Supplement of the Irish Times on 11th January, a parent of a 13 year old boy with Asperger’s ‘asked the expert’ about how to assist her child in  making friends. See below for the article: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/health/2011/0111/1224287228190.html

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COPE Foundation to play host to second Irish Performing Arts Festival For People with Intellectual Disabilities June 22nd to June 24th

For more information go to:  http://www.irishperformingarts.ie/

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Carer’s week, June 14th-20th 2010, Cork based events

Cork based activities have been organised by the following organisations: Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Cork Branch Cork Family Carer’s Forum Carer’s Association West Cork Carer’s Association Ltd. For further information go to: http://www.carersweek.ie/events.htm

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Cork centre is a ‘major step forward’ for children’s services

The Children Services Centre in Dunmanway is the result of a partnership between the Health Service Executive, which provided €2.2 million in funding, and CoAction West Cork, which provides services for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. For more information, read the article in this Tuesday’s Health Supplement in the Irish Times: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/health/2010/0518/1224270592854.html

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Letters from the Frontline of Autism, Gaia Charis

A parent writes about her experiences of raising a child with autism in West Cork. These articles are a source of inspiration and support for parents going through similar experiences, and also provide an opportunity for us as professionals to reflect on our practice. In particular she focuses on the importance of connecting with the person […]

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Music Therapy & Autism: Arts for Healing’s Karen Nisenson

Interview about music therapy and in particular music therapy for children with  autism with Karen Nisenson, the Director of a creative arts therapy centre in the US. http://bizmusician.wordpress.com/2009/10/18/music-therapy-autism-arts-for-healings-karen-nisenson/

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