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 […]

Rip Off – Allan

I had my car serviced for the first time in a local garage and was informed that one of my tyres was ripped and needed replacing and it would cost €125. I informed the mechanic I had a spare tyre and instead could he just swap the tyre. When I turned up to collect my […]

Becoming Independent – Dolores

We as parents are naturally inclined to “mollycoddle” our children with additional needs and I know I did. David is now 23-years old I ask myself was it the right thing to do? The answer is No, not really. What should I have done differently? Because of David’s disabilities, I did everything for him and […]

Back to School Allowance – Allan

The lovely summer is over, my kids are back to school and I couldn’t get over how expensive it was to get them ready for school. Recent research from Zurich has the average cost of sending a child to primary school each year is €830. The average annual cost of education for a child entering […]

Reflective Journal – Dolores

Well, how was your summer? After speaking with a number of parents in the last few weeks, most parents have had a lovely summer, they spoke about holidays, summer camps and the great few weeks of sunshine. A lot of parents also expressed how they felt it was great for their children to be going […]

Investment Property & Trust – Allan

Investment properties, cash, jewellery and most types of assets can be left for your child through a special needs trust. But before you go off rushing to buy an investment property you need to think is this the right next step for your family. I have lost count of the private consultations with parents who […]