€188 Per Week!

“Carpe diem”. Seize the day. Any of you out there who know me, this is one of my mantras.  But once in a while I need to be a little bit realistic and think about the future. I have been thinking a lot lately about Disability Allowance and David’s €188 per week. I always assumed […]

Special Needs & Inheritance

A conversation I have with every parent is how much will each of their children inherit? The majority of parents will always split their asset equally between all their children when they pass away. A point I always make is that their special child requires a great amount of inheritance than any other sibling.  The […]


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Respite Care Grant

The Respite Care Grant was paid to you on the 5th of June 2014. It 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 entitle to a payment for each person you are caring […]

Discretionary Medical Card

Discretionary Medical cards are issued by the HSE and are granted due to the medical condition of a child and not the parents’ income. I find it very frustrating to write an article around our current medical card service available in Ireland today, it is very frustrating and a complete disgrace in my opinion. We […]

Face Fermoy

In this article we would like to mention the great work FACE Fermoy in Co Cork.  FACE was set up to help children with learning difficulties such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, DCD, ADHD, ADD, Asperger’s, etc. The objective of FACE is to run workshops on a weekly basis to identify and help the children with their […]

Hospital Passport

Take a deep breath; I have great news for you. As you are aware bringing your child to hospital can be daunting. All you and the hospital staff want is to make your child better as fast and painlessly as possible. However, I feel being the parent of a special needs child it can be […]

Water Charges & Disabilities

“Water water everywhere” And how much are you going to pay? There have been so many discussions recently regarding water charges, so therefore I had a look at the information available to me and want to share it with you. As you are aware, water charges are being introduced for homes that are connected to […]