SKIPS Group

ABAILE Autism Support are a self help group of parents in the Louth/Meath area who formed in April 2002 to help children and young people with Autism realise their full potential by facilitating an education using the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis.
Our main Objectives are :
Education : to provide an ABA education for children with Autism and related communication disorders in their local area.
Parent Support : to provide help,  guidance and support to parents and families affected by Autism.
Awareness : to promote a greater knowledge and understanding of Autism
Drogheda ABACAS School which opened on March 10 2003  was the first major project for ABAILE Autism Support. 18 Children attend this first phase of the school.  The Drogheda ABACAS School adheres to the highest standards of worldwide best practice of ABA education.
ABAILE also aims to provide practical support to home programmes through the sharing of physical resources, teaching materials, training and experience. We have run a number of ABA and PECs training courses which have been attended by over 300 people.  We have a very active monthly support group meeting on the 3rd Wed of each month in Donegans , Monasterboice where all are welcome.
Parent Support  ABAILE aims to provide help, guidance and support to parents of Children with Autism.  While concentrating on those working with ABA home programmes we would like to offer assistance to any parent.  ABAILE members meet regularly and also phone and email with any information, news or ideas.   
Advocacy : we provide advocacy services to families in this area helping with form filling , appeals  and lobbying for services on their behalf as well as attending meetings with parents to lend support.
Youth Club : we run  two Saturday Youth Clubs for young people with Autism and Asperger Syndrome from many different schools.    These have been described by one parent as “ saving her teenagers life” during the last year by giving her a social outlet where she is totally accepted and welcomed.
National  ABAILE is a member of and sits on the Board of Directors of Irish Autism Action , the national umbrella group with over 30 member groups.  We advocate and lobby on a national level to ensure better service provision to people with Autism.
Contact Us – If you would like to get on our mailing/text list please contact 087 2407431.   Or please contact us on the emails below or on our website www.droghedaabacas.com or www.thevalentinesball.com

 

Our parent support group meets the first Thursday of every Month in  
Hospital Family Resource Centre, Knockaoney Road, Hospital Co. Limerick.
The group was established to act as a support outlet for parents of
children with specials needs, so that parents can meet in a relaxed environmenet and siscuss common issues and to learn from each others
experiences. The group meets at 8pm for a cuppa and a chat, often the groups get
facilitators in to show the parents relaxation techniques and we have
speakers on issues that are of interest to the group. SKIPS is open to all, parents, grandparents, childminders and siblings. Please give the centre a ring on 061 383884 or email us
at hospitalfrc@eircom.net. Also please look at our website for updates. The group will meet again on Thursday 8th September
Source Page: http://www.autismireland.ie/member-groups/567/

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