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Special Needs Resources for Parents

Looking for some information on special needs for your area ? Here’s a guide to special needs resources for parents in Ireland and beyond.

Special Needs Resources

Special Needs is a term with many meanings and perceptions.  Children can have special needs from a mild learning disability to a severe medical condition therefore the needs of Special Needs children are very diverse and parents can find the task of locating suitable services very difficult. Parents of children with special needs often find they have to become more resilient, flexible and even “pushy” in order to get the best for their child.

Although every special-needs child is different and every family is unique, there are some common concerns that link parents of challenged kids, including getting appropriate care,  planning for an uncertain future,  adjusting routines and expectations and dealing with the financial implications and entitlements.

Services

Here is a list of Special Needs Schools in Ireland

We also have a list of services and supports listed in our local Special Needs category under Services

Useful Websites

Books & Toys for Special Needs

A great book to help your child explain how they are feeling is – The Feelings Book: The Care and Keeping of your Emotions

If your child is reaching puberty age, there are lots of great books which can help you deal with your Special Needs child. It can be difficult teaching them about their bodies, differences and changes.

For girls this book – The Period Book: Everything You Don’t Want to Ask deals with periods stating that it answers all the questions you don’t want to ask but need answers to.

Over to you! Let us know of any other links/resources that should be included.

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This website was created by Jill Holtz and Michelle Davitt, both of whom are mothers of young children. Jill and Michelle decided to create this resource themselves, and launched mykidstime.ie in 2007.