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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.  

Hope Montessori and Autism Care Centre stands out in my mind as a beacon of light in this stressful and incredibly challenging time.

I remember crying tears of relief when my son was accepted into Hope. Suddenly, there was some clarity; there was a way forward. I knew that, at Hope, he would receive the appropriate support to help him to reach his full potential.

At the information day, I was so impressed by the fact that absolutely nothing phased the staff - they had seen and dealt with it all before. That was so reassuring.

And this is reflected in my son's experience. He has attended Hope for only a few months and loves his new school. He is doing so well and is achieving milestones that seemed out of reach just a few months ago. And it's not just the curriculum:  Hope goes above and beyond to expose the children to as many extra curricular activities as possible; swimming is my son's current favourite.

Hope is enabling my son to reach his full potential academically, while teaching and reinforcing the all-important life skills, social skills, interpersonal and communication skills.

I can't speak highly enough of Hope and the service they provide, and can think of no organisation more worthy of the recognition and support that they truly deserve.


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Sunday, June 18 2017

Siobhan answering questions about her dad.


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.

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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 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.

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Wednesday, June 14 2017

We are having our official Open Day in St Leila's kenyon Avenue Kileely Limerick on Tuesday 27th June at 12pm. Guest the Lord Mayor Gleeson.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

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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 ( Please contact us if you would like to attend cost is €200 per person including lunch both days.

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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.

Click here for our full April newsletter

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Tuesday, April 01 2014

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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 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.
Parents who are interest in sending their child/children to Hope, should get in touch and  we will provide the teachers as well as advise you on completion and submitting of the home tuition form.

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