Happy Holidays – by Dolores.

We all love summer holidays, a little bit more sunshine if you are lucky enough to head abroad, kids excited, routines relaxed and a little time to chill. Holidays should be fun and as stress-free as possible.  However, one huge lesson I learned when I went on holidays is that David’s needs have to be […]


All parents who go through the process of planning for their child with additional needs future must do everything they can to get the right Guardians in place. At some stage in the future when you are no longer around, you must have nominated Guardians who will take over your parenting role. I am not […]

My 10 tips for Christmas

  Prepare as much as possible in advance, this is a busy time of year for you, however, your child will still expect you to care for them in the same way and maybe even more so. Plan, plan, plan, days out, visiting relatives, so you and your child will understand fully what you’re doing. […]

Santa Is Entitled To VAT Refunds – Allan

Did you know that Santa can claim back the VAT on specific toys that he delivers to children with additional needs? The most common items on Santa’s list are IPads & tablets Computers Apps (communication, speech, etc.) T. Toys Eating and drinking aids Braille books Communication aids Specific footwear For a comprehensive list click on […]

Carer’s Support Grant

The Carer’s Support Grant is an annual payment made by the Department of Social Protection to the parents/carers of people with special needs. If you are caring for more than one person, you are entitled to a payment for each person you are caring for. The Grant has increased from €1,375 (2015 payment) back to […]