Inclusion Ireland often offers training and information for Families via their Connect Family Network.
Details can be found here, and details of current events available below.
Region: CHO 1
Cavan Down Syndrome are hosting DSI Education Officer Fidelma Brady on Monday 19th February at the Cavan Crystal Hotel. See post on Cavan Down Syndrome Facebook
Cavan Early Years Autism Training from AsIam on Monday 12th March and Monday 28th May. Booking through Eventbrite. See post on Monaghan Autism Parents Support Facebook
The Incredible Years Parent Programme, a 12 week course, will be run by Sligo Education Centre in conjunction with Cranmore Regeneration, at the Riverside Hotel. The course commences February 19th, Monday evening 7pm to 9pm. For further information contact Sligo Education Centre email@example.com See post on ThisAbility Sligo Facebook
Region: CHO 2
Middletown Centre for Autism Parent Training Programme at Scoil Iosaif Naofa, Kinvara 11th April 9.30am to 11.30am and at St. Joseph's National School, Boleybeg, Rathoon Road, Galway 12th april 11am to 1pm. www.Middletownautism.com to secure a place. See post on Galway Autism Partnership Facebook Region: CHO 4
Middletown Centre for Autism training at Scoil Naomh Elfin, Kinsale in February and March. Free of charge but booking on line is essential www.middletownautism.com See post on Cork Area Network for Families with Autistic Spectrum Facebook
Region: CHO 5
Public talk by Adam Harris and Gareth Noble at Hotel Minella, Clonmel on Wednesday 9th May at 7.30pm. Charge for entry. All welcome. Email South Tipperary Autism Support Group firstname.lastname@example.org See post on South Tipperary Autism Support Group Facebook
Inclusion Ireland on (01) 8559891 or email email@example.com
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
6 sessions on weekly basis around 2.5 hours each.
Galway - Flannery's Hotel, Dublin Road, Galway. Wednesdays 7.00pm to 9.30pm, from 23rd May to 27th June 2018 inclusive.
Cork - The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Bessboro Day Centre, Bessboro, Blackrock, Cork. Thursdays 7.00pm to 9.30pm, from 17th May to 21st June 2018 inclusive.
Other daytime courses are currently being planned for North Tipperary, Galway, Cork, North Kerry/West Limerick, Kildare, Wicklow, Dublin North, Dublin South, Longford and Portlaoise.
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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.