Cork Artist With Autism Shows Amazing Talent

Colm Isherwood who is living in Cork  and is a talented artist with autism, has been chosen as one of eight global artists to feature art on a new range of United Nations Postal Administration  stamps. I’ve spoken with his father recently Eric who is a big advocate for disability rights. Click on the link for […]

Fermoy Action Children’s Education

Financial Wellbeing attended THE Fermoy Action Children’s Education support group (https://www.facefermoy.com) open day on Saturday, April 28th.  This was a great event for parents wishing to find out more about our service, the work of FACE and the various services they help co-ordinate. The group’s aim is to offer assistance and a social outlet to […]

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 […]