Monday 15 October 2018

Busy December for the Friends of Autism

Friends of Autism and ADHD are to host an information seminar on the new 'Special Educational Needs' model for families affected by these conditions.

A spokesperson for the charity said: 'In direct response to queries raised at our Asperger's Teacher Training Course last month , Friend of Autism/ADHD are delighted to facilitate an Information Seminar on the new Special Educational Needs model.

'The Seminar will be hosted by Ms Marianne Henry, Principal of Scoil Sinead - Pelletstown.'

Scoil Sinead is a new patron body providing multi-denominational, co-educational, English medium schools.

Scoil Sinead was founded by members of the board of Hope Autism Care Centre as it was noted that there was significant need for schools to provide more integration and specialised services both to children with disabilities and those in the general mainstream environment.

Topics to be covered at the event include an explanation of the new model and its purpose and a whole range of topics on how children with autism and ADHD fit into the current school system and how they the new model of education can help them do better.

This seminar is open to all teachers, SNAs, parents and carers and will take place on Thursday, December 14 in the Bracken Court Hotel Balbriggan at 7pm. A booking fee of €6 applies.

To reserve your place, please phone 01 8495670 or send an email to .

Payment of the booking fee can be posted to the organisation's offices at 102 Strand Street, Skerries. Co. Dublin or payment can be made by paypal at

Before that event, on December 1, Friends of Autism and ADHD will host its annual presentation night at its offices at 7pm in Skerries.

The charity not only raises cash for its own events and services through its local shops but also is known for its generosity to other local causes, donating a proportion of the funds it raises to other worthy local charitable organisations.

Fingal Independent