Tuesday, November 07 2017
My son was diagnosed with ASD earlier this year. He had just turned three. It was a very stressful time as my partner and I tried to figure out how best to help and support our son.
Sunday, June 18 2017
Siobhan answering questions about her dad.
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY from HOPE
To all the men (granddad, uncles, step dad, brothers, cousins, a friend etc) who are positve male figures in a child's with or without autism life YOU ARE THE UNSUNG HEROES OF FATHER'S DAY.
Friday, June 16 2017
Our PECs course is filing up very quickly. All those interested please contct Tanya Neeson on 086-1422410 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange payment and for more information as soon as possible.
This training is being done by Pyramid Educational Consultants and everyone will recieve their PECs certificate at the end of day 2.
Please see below full details.
Venue: Mountview Youth and Community Centre Lohunda Downs, Clonsilla Dublin 15.
Date: Wednesday the 30th and Thursday the 31st August 2017
Time: 9am to 5pm.
Registration: 8:30 - 9am
The cost for the course is €200 which includes the pecs manual, training notes and lunch for both days. We required a deposit of €80 to hold the place and full payment by the 15th August 2017.
Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.
Wednesday, June 14 2017
HOPE is delighted to be hosting PEC's training on 30th and 31st August 2017 in Dublin. This training will be run by Pyramid Educational Consultants from PECS (https://www.pecs-unitedkingdom.com/pecs.php). Please contact us if you would like to attend cost is €200 per person including lunch both days.
Monday, May 01 2017
The 2016/2017 academic year ends in June for the mainstream Montessori class and July for all our Autism classes. More details will follow as the school year draws to an end.
Wednesday, December 04 2013
Parents who have concerns about their child/children's development should contact their local health nurse. They will then refer you for an assessment of needs from the Assessment Officer under the Disability Act if required. By law this assessment should be completed by 6 months from he date of referral and the children should be under 5 years of age. Parents can however obtain a diagnosis privately from a qualified Clinical Psychologist or Child Psychiatrist using DSM IV.
Upon obtaining your diagnosis report it will have recommendations for appropriate educational support and therapies needed.
If your child got a diagnosis of ASD you then need to apply to the different schools to get him/her on their waiting list either for the ASD unit or mainstream with a Special Needs Assistant. You should contact your local Special Educational Needs Organiser (SENO). You can locate your SENO from www.ncse.ie. He/She would be able to assist you with finding suitable placement for your child.
You can apply for home tuition from the Department of Education until a suitable place is available. To do this you will need to download the form off their website (Google home tuition form it should come up with the relevant year form). You will then need to get in touch with your SENO to approve you apply for home tuition. You will then need to source a qualified Primary teacher as per the Department of Education requirement to sign the form to be your child's tutor. You will then need to send this form to the Department of Education Special Needs Section. Please note that unless the Department as approved the teacher they cannot start working with your child as the Department will not issue payment.