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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Workshops for Parents

Short notice, but might be worth looking at any way.

The HSE National Social Care Division have allocated funding to LEAP Ireland to provide a number of workshops to both service providers and parents of children with disabilities in Cork and Kerry.  These workshops will take place in Brú Columbanus, Wilton, Cork in November and are free to attend.  Each course runs from 10am-4pm.  The attached brochure provides details of the course outline.  Tea/coffee will be provided on the day.

There are two workshops which are aimed at parents of children with disabilities.  The workshops are based on the age of the child:

  1. “Creating a Good Life”-this workshop will take place on 7th November 2016 and is aimed at parents of children with disabilities aged 6-12 years.
  1. “Enabling Good Lives”-this workshop will take place on 8th November 2016 and is aimed at parents of children with disabilities aged 12-18 years.

 

Places will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If you are interested, could you email  Deirdre.Murphy6@hse.ie by Friday 28thOctober 2016

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Parent Information Nights

 Staff at Marian House organise Parent Information Nights throughout the year. The themes for these Information Nights have been suggested from feedback with parents. You are most welcome to attend these sessions. Some sessions are aimed at parents of young children while others are for those parents of older children. 

Date & Venue Topic Team

 

Monday

October 24th, 2016

7.00 – 8.45 pm

Deerpark CBS,

St. Patrick’s Road, Cork

Yoga to support children with ASD in their daily life.

 

Sinead Moynihan,

Special Yoga,

Cork

 

Monday

November, 28th, 2016

7.00 – 8.45 pm

Deerpark CBS,

St. Patrick’s Road, Cork

Supporting children with their sensory issues.

 

Marianne Ryan, Senior Occupational Therapist,

Marian House

 

Monday

January, 30th, 2017

7.00 – 8.45 pm

Deerpark CBS,

St. Patrick’s Road, Cork

Transition to Secondary School practical guidelines regarding study.

 

Micaela Connolly / Karen Stack

Psychology Department,

Marian House

Monday

February, 27th, 2017

7.00 – 8.45 pm

Deerpark CBS,

St. Patrick’s Road, Cork

Managing Anxiety

 

Tom O’Mahony

Psychology Department,

Marian House

 

Monday

March, 27th, 2017

7.00 – 8.45 pm

Deerpark CBS,

St. Patrick’s Road, Cork

Adult with ASD discusses life experiences, education, relationships, etc.

 

ASPECT, Cork
Monday

April,  24th, 2017

7.00 – 8.45 pm

Deerpark CBS,

St. Patrick’s Road, Cork

Supporting Children’s social and communication skills

 

Speech & Language Therapy Department,
Marian House

 

Monday

May, 29th , 2017

7.00 – 8.45 pm

Deerpark CBS,

St. Patrick’s Road, Cork

Telling your child about their diagnosis

 

Helen Forde, Principal Social Worker,

Micaela Connolly, Psychologist

 Marian House

 

 21st September, 2015

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PARENT  ‘DROP IN’ EVENINGS

Social workers at Marian House have been running informal, support sessions for parents of children with ASD in Cork South Lee for some years. If one of the following ideas is of interest to you, then why not DROP IN:

  • Opportunity to meet and connect with other parents in an informal and supportive environment.
  • Share information, experiences, concerns.
  • Have a laugh on a good day.
  • Meet with parents who understand on a bad day.
  • Enjoy time out and refreshments.

 

Date:  First Tuesday of each month/Children’s Allowance Day

 2016          Sept. 6th             Oct. 4th              Nov. 8th     Dec. 6th

 2017          Jan. 10th             Feb. 7th              Mar 7th     April 4th.

                   May 9th              June 6th, 2017.            

 Venue:      Marian House

Time:         7.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

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Online Safety Booklet for Children with ASD

The Regional Autism Spectrum Disorders Team has written a practical guide for parents to help  keep children safe when using the internet. Lots of good information and advice here. The guide was written by Maria Gleeson Senior Speech & Language Therapist in consultation with her colleagues. You can download the guide here  online-safety-resource-for-children-with-asd-2016

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Getting To The Bottom Of Sensory Behaviours

Here is a link from ‘The Inspired Treehouse’ an interesting and informative blog by two pediatric occupational and physical therapists who are “passionate about sharing information, tips, and strategies to help readers conquer the common developmental roadblocks that come up for kids”.  There is a lot of helpful information on their blog including this …

Getting to the Bottom of Sensory Behaviors: A 3 Step Formula

 

 

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Laundpad: Online Australian support for young people with ASD

Launchpad created by the Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is the world first website just for young people with autism and their families.

Launchpad has been created for teenagers and young people aged 16 and over. It covers all the topics they need to know as they transition from school to adult life. These include study, work, health, social life, learning to drive, independent living and how to be a good self advocate.

The transition from school is a crucial time in any young adult’s life and is especially challenging for young people on the autism spectrum. Young people and their families have been significantly under-resourced until now.

Launchpad has separate sections for young people and parents throughout each topic. This allows the website to be useful to all people on the spectrum, whatever their strengths and weaknesses. Launchpad has been created by Aspect and is funded by Ageing, Disability and Home Care NSW.

To find out more about the launchpad please follow this link

www.autismlaunchpad.org.au

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