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Irish ASD Resources & Links

ASD websites / online resources for Parents

This padlet has been created by speech and language therapists from the BOCSI in Cork. The BOCSI YouTube channel have a variety of resources for children supported by services. Resources such as First- Then boards, choice boards, core vocabulary and links to useful tools for families “Happytalk Springtime Pack”. aims to provide a one-stop-shop for the Autism community in Ireland. The website provides the public and people with autism a wide variety of information about Autism. It incorporates a platform for people affected by Autism to share their stories and views, and it is a strong voice for the concerns of the community.
Galway Autism Partnership (GAP) was formed in 2011 by a group of proactive parents and adults on the autism spectrum to help each other with information and general support. One of the objectives of GAP is to provide information for families and individuals living with ASD. This ranges from general ASD information and interventions to building an extensive local knowledge which is beneficial to members. This includes road mapping the ‘post diagnostic’ route, services available for those living with ASD and activities such as sports, recreation etc. which may add quality to member’s lives and their families.

The Hanen Centre – You tube videos – some examples below:
( / YouTube – The Hanen Centre)
Games to help your child with Autism communicate
Sensory needs in Children with Autism
Why Interactions Matter – part 1 & 2
8 common early signs of Autism
What role do parents play in Early Language intervention?
Creating more learning opportunities for your child with Autism
Encouraging your Child to Talk with Music
Understanding leads to first words
The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) was set up to improve the delivery of education services to persons with special educational needs arising from disabilities with particular emphasis on children. A pamphlet ‘Information for Parents/Guardians of Children and Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorder’ on the website informs parents/guardians of supports and services available for children and young people with ASD and their families.
Middletown – Centre for Autism - Training and information for parents and teachers funded by the Irish and United Kingdom’s Departments of Education. Wide variety of online resources also available. Irish Society for Autism – Website providing information on Autism, benefits and entitlements and a variety of resources and books to rent.
NAS: National Autistic Society: UK based charity for children with Autism providing useful information and online shop. Developer of EarlyBird Plus.

Facebook Pages
Parents of children with Autism have set up a number of private Facebook pages. Parents request permission to join these pages.