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.
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Who we are


Jonix Educational Services has been working with young children diagnosed

with an Autisitc Spectrum Disorder (ASD) since 2002. Jonix operate specialised

pre-school classes that offer an unique and individualised learning experience

for each child. We currently have 10 centres located throughout the Republic

of Ireland.


Class structure


Our classes are small, highly structured and provide an effective early education

setting. Each class consists of a maximum of 6 children.  There is a teacher in

each class with 3 tutors – this means a total of 4 qualified staff working with

6 children.  As in all pre-schools, play and fun are encouraged and this is a vital

part of any effective program.  All the children are taught in 1:1 situations as

well as in small groups.


Our methods


Our years of experience working with children on the autism spectrum and their

parents has given us insight into methods that offer optimal results. Over the

years we have worked together with various professionals and programs. We

favour teaching methods which have scientifically proven effectiveness. Applied

Behavioural Analysis principles are used to reduce negative behaviours and

promote behaviours which support learning and relationships.


The individual program


During the first few weeks in school we gather information on the child’s skills.

We then devise an Individual Education Program around these strengths and

weaknesses. We encourage parents to input into the program, guiding us on

areas where they would like us to focus, such as social skills, toileting,

behavioural issues, verbal skills etc. Thereafter our regular update meetings

allow us to partner together with the parents in reinforcing the learning both at

school and at home.


For further information see our website or visit us on facebook.


Jonix Educational Services




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