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Information for Special Needs in Galway

 

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Special Needs Galway Resources

"Special Needs" commonly makes you as a parent think of what your child can't do, milestones they have yet to reach, activities avoided and what the future holds.

 

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Special Needs Galway Resources

"Special Needs" commonly makes you as a parent think of what your child can't do, milestones they have yet to reach, activities avoided and what the future holds. No two families of a special needs child deal with their child’s needs in the same way but it is heartening to know that there are many organisations, facilities and groups available in Ireland to help, advise and support families.

We have put together this resource article to highlight some of these groups, facilities and organisations. If you know of other services or voluntary organisations that we can list here please email me galway@mykidstime.ie

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Courses for Parents, Early Childhood Educators, Teachers and Therapists. Galway

 

Health & Education

Health Service Executive West Area www.hse.ie

National Disability Resource Centre, nrbdrc@nrb.iol.ie

National Council for Special Education www.ncse.ie

National Council for Psychological Services: service of the Department of Education and Science. NEPS psychologists work with both primary and post-primary schools and they are concerned with learning, behaviour, social and emotional development. Each psychologist is assigned to a group of schools. www.dyslexia.ie Arts group www.artsanddyslexia.ie Galway www.gadi.ie

www.autismireland.ie

www.abaltaschool.ie Special School for children with autism in Galway.

www.arthritisireland.ie Juvenile Arthritis Programme includes the Fizz Transition Pack – helping to cope with the challenge of moving from childhood to adolescence. Parent to Parent network. Register online for their events and activities.

www.enableireland.ie Galway Centre info.galway@enableireland.ie Part of a collaboration with the HSE community care team.

www.jackandjill.ie The Jack & Jill Foundation provides care and support for children with severe neurological development issues, as well as offering some respite to the parents and families. Jack and Jill is the www.mykidstime.ie charity for 2011

www.dyspraxiaireland.com National Dyspraxia Awareness Conference takes place later this year

www.sensationalkids.ie offer family centred therapy and educational services for children.

www.voicesforgalway.org help provide speech therapy for children with Downs Syndrome in Galway.

www.abilitywest.ie enabling children and adults with intellectual disability realise their dreams.

www.iwa.ie Irish Wheelchair Association Western Branch

www.speeders.ie  A sports club for young people with a physical disability

Galway Autism Partnership  A voluntary support group based in Galway for Autism Spectrum Disorders

 

Sport

www.specialolympics.ie

www.iwasport.com Irish Wheelchair Association Sports

www.rdai.org Riding for the disabled.

The Irish Sports Council launched the National Network of Local Sports Partnerships throughout the country in 2008. Now with full national coverage, the Local Sport Partnership structure aims to promote participation in sport and physical activity at a local level.

Galway City

Galway City Sports Partnership, Galway City Council, City Hall, College Road, Co. Galway Tel: 091 5364569 Email: galwayactive@galwaycity.ie

Galway County

Galway County Sports Partnership, Galway County Council, Aras an Chontae, Prospect Hill, Co. Galway Tel: 091 476509

Food

www.nutritioncentre.ie and www.galwaydietitian.ie

 

For more information on other national organisations check our National Special Needs Resource Page

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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.