Statement from Jonathan Irwin

CEO and Founder of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation “It really saddens and angers me to see this debate about the domiciliary care allowance (DCA) continuing today. I know from our nurses who are based in every community in Ireland that the 288 families under our wing, who have babies with severe developmental delay […]

Presentation For Ataxia Ireland

I’ve been invited to Ataxia Ireland’s AGM and will be the guest speaker on Friday 25th of May at 3pm. This event will be held in the Stillorgan Park Hotel in Dublin. My presentation will be covering the following topics; Financial challenges facing parents of special needs children Entitlements , allowances, tax & benefits How […]

Autism Garden

A good friend of mine, Garden designer Dominick Cullinane is raising money for an amazing project to build an ambition garden for kids with autism in Carrigaline. The Shine garden will become a place where the children can learn, overcome their sensory challenges, work on their gross and fine motor skills, have fun or just have […]

Financial Planning Obstacles

If you don’t have a Special Needs Trust Plan that interlinks with your will , then unfortunately the most influential people in your child’s future will be the government. I can assure you that their vision for your child is most likely not the one you have imagined for your son or daughter. When speaking to […]

Shine Garden Phase 1 Completed

The first phase of the Shine Sensory Garden for children with autism was opened at the Shine Centre in Carrigaline Co Cork. The Sensory Garden will be used in the Centre’s work with children and adolescents who attend Shine for programmes and services. The funding for the project came from the staff of Bank of […]

Need a Speech and Language Therapist in West Cork?

Linda Coyle is a speech and language therapist and music therapist living and working in Clonakilty, West Cork.  She provides a service to both children and adults with communication needs within west Cork and Cork city. With the addition of a postgraduate music therapy qualification, and recent training in Neurologic Music Therapy, her scope of […]