UCC summer workshops to support students who have dyslexia or dyspraxia

 

UCC’s Disability Support Service offers Summer training workshops on useful strategies and Assistive Technology (AT) to support second level students who have dyslexia or dyspraxia.
Cost: € 30 for a one day workshop (10am to 3.30pm)
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June 1st 10am to 3.30pm Useful strategies and assistive
technology for students who have
dyspraxia (DCD)
incl. technology to support writing, planning and organising difficulties.
O’Rahilly Building (244), Main Campus, UCC

June 2nd 10am to 3.30pm Useful strategies and assistive
technology for students who have
dyslexia
incl. Read & Write Gold, Dragon
Naturally Speaking and Inspiration mind mapping software. O’Rahilly Building (244), Main Campus, UCC

Or contact  Deirdre Madden, Assistive Technology Outreach Co-ordinator,

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Cork SportsAbility Week 2017 March 25th – April 2nd

This is a week of activities promoting disability sport and inclusion in Cork. Further details about the programme are here: Week long schedule of activities to promote Disability Sport & Inclusion in Cork – See further details at at: http://www.corksports.ie/index.cfm/page/cork-sportsability-week-20171#sthash.wFw21Frc.dpuf

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Searsol after school typing courses – available now Nationwide

Searsol after school typing course is now available nationwide. We currently have twenty centres available throughout Ireland. A free trial is available for you to bring your child along to experience the benefits of learning how to touch type in a Searsol after school typing centre. The course is suitable for children from the age of eight upwards that needs to learn how to touch type.

Searsol after school typing courses offer your child the following:

  • Qualified instructors with years of experience teaching children how to touch type.
  • Qualified instructors that are Garda vetted.
  • Students work at their own pace but in a group environment so encouraging the child to learn.
  • A student report is available at the end of each of class to show how students are getting on.
  • Praise and positivity are delivered throughout the course.
  • Course certification are presented at the end of each term

Searsol centre locations, tutor name and contact number is as follows:

  • Artane, Dublin 5 – Sean Carthy- 01-6303384
  • Dundrum, Dublin 16 – Sean Carthy – 01-6303384
  • Lucan, Dublin West – Sean Carthy – 01-6303384
  • Monkstown, Co. Dublin – Jackie Andrews – 086-3780842
  • Ennis, Co Clare – Angela McGrath – 01-6303384
  • Limerick City – Sharon Kingston – 087-3522281
  • Kanturk, Co Cork – Ursula Noonan – 089-4390798
  • Mallow, Co Cork – Ursula Noonan – 089-43907989
  • Ballyphehane,Cork – Donal Deasy – 086-3891767
  • Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan – Ciara Mc Ardle – 087-4665792
  • Drogheada, Co.Louth – Ciara Mc Ardle – 087-4665792
  • Dundalk, Co. Louth – Ciara Mc Ardle – 087-4665792
  • Kilkenny City – Majella Phelan – 086 371 3573
  • Carlow City – Majella Phelan – 086 371 3573
  • Galway City – Maria Quigley – 0852051624
  • Waterford City – Audrey Hardiman – 0871784737
  • Tramore, Co Waterford, – Audrey Hardiman – 0871784737
  • Castlebar, Co Mayo – Gabriell Marsh – 083 8368680
  • Ballina, Co Mayo – Gabriell Marsh – 083 8368680
  • Westport, Co Mayo – Gabriell Marsh – 083 8368680

For more information about the course and to book your free trial online, visit our webpage for more information http://searsol.com/typingcourses/

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Visual Idea For After School Routine On Pinterest

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16+ Options – Employment and Education Fair

16+ Options – Employment and Education Fair

16+ Options – Employment and Education Fair

Venue : Newpark Comprehensive School, Newpark Av, Blackrock, Dublin, Dublin

  • Closing Date : Thursday 26 January 2017 05:00PM
  • Start Date : Saturday 28 January 2017 10:00AM
  • End Date : Saturday 28 January 2017 03:00PM

Further information and Booking can be found at https://www.middletownautism.com/weekend-events/item/1633/16-options-employment-and-education-fair/

 

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Telephone Contact with Marian House

To people who need to phone the Brothers of Charity South Lee ASD Team or the Regional ASD Team:

We are aware that people find it difficult and frustrating to make telephone contact with either of our services, at times. We fully understand that this is not helpful for families and other people who need to make contact with us.

By way of explanation, we have two sets of problems that might explain this difficulty.

We have a relatively old telephone system and we are informed by the telephone provider that this system will not support a telephone answering service. When one of the telephone lines is occupied or when a telephone call is being answered, another person who is trying to make telephone contact will hear not hear an engaged tone. Our base here at Marian House is temporary pending the Progressing Disabilities reorganization so there is no funding available for a telephone upgrade.

Secondly, we do not have full staff cover for receptionist duties as all administrative staff have considerable clerical workloads which needs to get done.

So, we will do our best to answer the telephone from 9.30 -11am daily and from 1.30 – 3.30 PM daily.

An alternative method of making contact is by email to either:

southleeintervention@bocss.org for South Lee ASD team enquiries; and

asdregional@bocss.org for Regional ASD team enquiries.

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For parents of children recently diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder

News of the following event has been sent to us:

Parent Information Session provided by SENOs

For parents of children recently diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Department of Education & Sceince Offices, Bessborough Rd, Mahon, Cork.

11am – 1pm

The National Council for Special Education NCSE are planning to hold a Parent Information Session for Parents of newly diagnosed children on Tuesday 22nd November 2016 in DES offices Mahon at 11am. The session will be jointly hosted by Audrey O’Shea and Breda Brosnan [ SENO’s for Cork South County and Cork City West]  and we can accommodate up to 25 parents  in the conference room.

If you are interested in attending, please email Audrey or Breda directly to audrey.o’shea@ncse.ie or breda.brosnan@ncse.ie

The presentation is intended to assist parents in understanding the school system as it applies to children with Special educational Needs.

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