An Introduction to Autism and Autism in The Mainstream Classroom.
There is also a Family Support & Advocacy Service: This service provides the parents and families of people with autism with information and advice in the areas of entitlements, service provision, education and their rights under disability legislation.
To contact the Family Support Service call 021 4377052. Kieran Kennedy offering Certification Course for Autism.
Certificate in Autism (Cork ETB) Tues 6.30-9.00pm
Duration: 12 weeks
This a course for parents of young children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (A.S.D) and those that have recently learned that their child is on the autistic spectrum.
€140 cost of certification course
The Shine Centre
Time – Tuesday 1.30 to 3.30pm over a five week period
Location – St. Frances Hospice Day Centre, Raheny
Description – This group provides practical information and coping skills in a therapeutic environment to support family carers in their role of caring for a patient with a terminal illness. This group is only available to carers caring for someone who attends St. Francis Hospice. The group has a maximum of 10 participants and is facilitated by social worker, nurse and care assistant.
Cost: No charge.
Contact Number: - St. Francis Hospice Day Care – 01 8327535
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland runs a 6 week course aimed at supporting family members who are caring for loved ones with Dementia. The course consists of six sessions which are held on a weekly basis, usually in the evenings. Each session lasts about 2.5 hours.
The content of the course includes:
Communication and Responding to Behaviour
Nutrition and Eating Well
Engaging in Like Activities
Safety in the Home
Looking After Yourself as a Carer
Laois - Resource Centre, 47 Main Street, Portaloise, Co Laois. Tuesdays 7.00pm to 9.30pm , from 6th November until 11th December 2018 inclusive.
Galway - Menlo Park Hotel, Terryland, Headford Road, Galway. Tuesdays 10.00am to 4.00pm, from 13th November until 27th November 2018 inclusive.
Kerry - Rosemary Day Centre, Baile Mhuire, Balloonagh, Caherslee, Tralee. Tuesdays 6.30pm to 9.00pm, from 6th November until 11th December 2018 inclusive.
Dublin South - Bloomfield Hospital, Stocking Lane, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16. Thursdays 7.00pm to 9.30m, from 1st November to 6th December 2018 inclusive.
Dublin North - Artane Family Resource Centre, 55 Gracefield Road, Artane, Dublin 5. Mondays 7.00pm to 9.30pm, from 5th November until 10th December 2018 inclusive.
Click here for full details of this and other courses, and the most up-to-date information.
Many already receiving home care and day care services. Participants informed of Helpline, and local services including local support groups
Respite funds available to enable Carers to attend Training;this is assessed on a case-by-case basis; Follow-on Carer meetings facilitated by ASI staff when the courses end Venues and Dates to be confirmed for next sessions- contact Christine Carr for further details.
We provide a wide range of supports to improve the quality of life of carers including: regular local support groups, provision of information, one to one supports, quarterly newsletter, relaxation, recreational and social events, practical carer courses (First Aid, Patient transfer, computer courses and back care), seminars, Male Carer Support group, respite breaks and funds and courses and events to promote carer health and well- being.