Autism News and Events from the Louth & Meath area

Events this week

Sep 25, 2017 - Support Group Meeting, Teenage Drama Group and Sibshop Workshops Read more

Sibshops - Sept, Oct & Nov

Sep 06, 2017 - Sibshop Sibling workshops for brothers and sisters of children with special needs. Read more

Return of alternate Evening and Morning Support Group Meetings

Sep 05, 2017 - Return of alternate evening and morning support group meetings Read more

Sibshop - Sibling Workshop May 26th 2017

May 24, 2017 - Sibshops are fun workshops for brothers and sisters of children with disabilities facilitated by a trained Drama Therapist. Read more

Autism Support Louth&Meath Newsletter

Mar 22, 2017 - Please find current Autism Support Louth&Meath Newsletter attached Read more

Speakeasy - Irish Family Planning Association - Puberty and Autism

Mar 20, 2017 - We are very pleased to announce that the Irish Family Planning Organisation have offered to run their "Speakeasy Plus" course in Drogheda. The course is aimed at parents of children with disabilities entering or going through puberty, and young teenagers, and explores issues around their changing bodies, sexuality and how to help them deal with these issues. Read more

Sibshop - Sibling Workshops March 25th

Mar 08, 2017 - SIBSHOPS SIBLING WORKSHOPS – for siblings of children with Autism and Special Needs Autism Support Louth&Meath are very pleased to facilitate some further workshops for siblings of children with autism or other disabilities. The next Sibshops date is Saturday March 25th from 3.30pm-5.00pm Read more

Benefits & Entitlements Talk

Jan 31, 2017 - A short workshop and discussion regarding benefits, entitlements and relevant tax credits affecting people with disabilities and their families Read more

Sibshop - Sibling Workshop Sat Jan 21st @ 3.30pm - 5.00pm

Jan 11, 2017 - Sibshops are best described as opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with special health and developmental needs to obtain peer support and education within a recreational context. Sibshops are lively, pedal-to-the-metal celebrations of the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs. Sibshops acknowledge that being the brother or sister of a person with special needs is for some a good thing, others a not-so-good thing, and for many somewhere in between. Read more

The Wizard of Drog Pantomime Sunday 15th January Matinee

Jan 11, 2017 - Drogheda ABACAS School have tickets for sale for the Matinee of the Wizard of Drog on Sun 15th January @ 3.00pm. If you purchase the tickets from us this raises funds for the Drogheda ABACAS School. Adult €15 , Child €10 or Family €45. Please contact Jacinta on 087 240 7431 or jacintawalsh1@gmail.com Read more

Sibshop - Sibling Workshops

Sep 19, 2016 - Sibshops are best described as opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with special health and developmental needs to obtain peer support and education within a recreational context. Sibshops are lively, pedal-to-the-metal celebrations of the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs. Sibshops acknowledge that being the brother or sister of a person with special needs is for some a good thing, others a not-so-good thing, and for many somewhere in between. Read more

Free Talk for Parents - How to build resisience within ourselves

Sep 19, 2016 - Wed 21st September – 7.00pm Parent Talk by Psychologist Shane Martin – Moodwatchers THE PSYCHOLOGY OF BOUNCIBILITY – How to build resilience within ourselves One reality about this life is the inevitability of experiencing challenge and crisis as part of the journey. Stress within our homes and communities has increased significantly in recent years. We need to know how to stay strong, how to 'box cleverly' during challenges and how to protect our health. Resilience is the ability to adapt to the challenges of life. It’s about bouncing back rather than falling apart. Science has uncovered specific traits/factors linked to better outcomes during periods of challenge. These can be utilised at work and within our lives in general to make us more resilient. Read more

Series of 3 talks on how best to support your child in a behaviour outburst, how to stay safe and how to move forward after an incident

Sep 19, 2016 - a series of 3 talks on how best to support your child in a behaviour outburst, how to stay safe and how to move forward after an incident delivered by Teresa King and Sonia Callaghan Read more

Free Training for Parents, Carers, Teachers and SNAs - Autism

Jul 02, 2016 - Autism Louth&Meath & Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism & Complex Needs are pleased to be able to offer four free training sessions for parents, carers, teachers and SNAs covering a number of practical topics. The courses will be delivered by Catriona Connolly BCBA the Director of Education in Drogheda ABACAS. These courses are open to all (ie not just parents or staff from ABACAS). There are four courses over four weeks, two hours per session. The sessions are linked so it is better if you can attend all four but ok if you have to miss one. Certificates of attendance will be available. Read more

Sibshop - Sibling Workshop 9 July 2016

Jun 27, 2016 - Fun, Interactive, Drama based workshop for siblings of children with autism or special needs facilitated by a trained professional. Read more

Sibshop - Sibling Workshop 30 April 2016

Apr 18, 2016 - The next Sibshop will be held in Drogheda ABACAS School on Sat 30th April at 3.30 to 5.00pm. Siblings of children with autism or any disability are welcome to these fun drama based interactive workshops. Age range 7 -13 Read more

Strictly Come Dancing Fundraiser in aid of Drogheda ABACAS School and the Gary Kelly Centre

Mar 13, 2016 - Strictly Come Dancing Fundraiser in aid of Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism and the Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre on Wed March 16th in the TLT theatre Drogheda. Read more

Sibshops - Jan and Feb 2016

Jan 17, 2016 - Sibshops are fun interactive workshops for brothers and sisters of children with special needs facilitated by a trained Drama therapist. Age range 7-13ish. All Welcome Read more

How to set personal goals and self coach to achieve them

Jan 13, 2016 - How to set personal goals and self coach to achieve them”– Free Life Coaching Talk for parents and carers of children/adults with special needs by Brendan Bradley. Many people make new year resolutions but only 8% stick to them or are in any way successful. This is even more difficult for parents of people with special needs. This talk is geared towards this group and the speaker is very familiar and understands this background. Read more

Bingo in aid of Autism

Nov 26, 2015 - Sat 28th Nov 2015 - Bingo in Drogheda Town Football Club, Marian Park, Drogheda @ 8.30. Proceeds to ABACAS and Autism Support Louth&Meath. Read more

Sibshop - Sibling Workshop Nov 2015

Nov 26, 2015 - Sibshop - fun drama based interactive workshop for siblings of children with disabilities facilitated by a trained experienced professional - Sat 28th November 2015 @ 3.30 in the Drogheda ABACAS School, Congress Avenue, Drogheda. All Welcome Read more

Coffee Morning Meet Up for parents of children or adults with Autism

Nov 06, 2015 - Coffee Morning meet up @ 10.30 on Thur 12 November in the Bagel Bar, Laurence Centre Drogheda. All parents very welcome to drop in to this casual meet up. Read more

Staff Vacancy

Oct 12, 2015 - Staff required to support a young boy aged 14 with autism who will shortly be undergoing serious kidney and heart operations in Crumlin followed by a period of recuperation at home in Dundalk Read more

Local Heroes Art Exhibition and Auction by Amergin Artists in aid of Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism

Sep 15, 2015 - Amergin Artist's and ABACAS school for children with Autism are holding an auction of original portraits of our "Local Heros" in St., Peters Church of Ireland, Peter St., on Friday 18th September at 7 p.m. (cheese and wine reception) All proceeds in aid of the ABACAS school. Your support will be very much appreciated. Read more

Talk on living with challenging behaviour

Sep 15, 2015 - This is a talk on living with a child or adult with challenging behaviour. The talk will cover topics such as dealing with meltdowns in public places , how to be confident about going out again, minding your mental health, how to set boundaries and when to break them. This talk will be delivered by two professionals who have worked in this area for the past 20 years and one of whom is the parent of a child with autism. Talk is free of charge and open to all. Read more

Talk on the Grace Communication App by creator Lisa Domican

Sep 15, 2015 - Lisa Domican a parent of two teenagers with autism created the Grace App to help her daughter Grace communicate. Grace App is a picture exchange app which helps people with autism or special needs improve their communication. Read more

Sibshop 26 September 2015

Sep 15, 2015 - Sibling workshop for brothers and sisters of children with special needs. Fun, drama based, interactive workshop delivered by a trained facilitator. Read more

Connect Family Network - Meeting for Families affected by Special Needs

Aug 31, 2015 - Inclusion Ireland, Down Syndrome Ireland and Irish Autism Action are working to inform families and find out the issues for families through the ‘Connect Family Network’. We are in the process of going around the country to meet local family groups. Drogheda Meeting September 8th 11.00am - 1.00am Barbican Centre Read more

SIBSHOP 27th June 2015

May 26, 2015 - Sibshops are fun drama based interactive workshops for siblings of children and adults with autism or special needs Read more

Ipad & apps 1.2 Free Training Course

May 26, 2015 - Free course on Ipad and Apps for families and people working with Autism and Special Needs. This is a continuation of Ipad 1.1 but you can attend this course if you have not done the previous course. Read more

Ipad & apps 1.1 Free Training Course

May 26, 2015 - Ipad and Apps 1.1 - Free training course particularly aimed at families of or working with children or adults with Special Needs - June 9th @ 10.00am to 12.00pm in Drogheda ABACAS School Read more

Independent Living, Direct Payments & Employing your own Care Team

May 18, 2015 - Seminar - Direct Payments and using them to employ your own personal assistants ? Free Morning Seminar to discuss Direct Payments and how they can work. Read more

Coffee Morning - Bake Sale - April Autism Awareness Month in aid of Drogheda ABACAS School and Autism Support Louth&Meath Youth Clubs

Apr 15, 2015 - Coffee Morning and Bake Sale on Friday the 24th April @ 10.30 in the Loaves and Fishes, Holy Family Community Centre, Ballsgrove, Drogheda, Co Louth. All proceeds in aid of Drogheda ABACAS School and Autism Support Louth&Meath Youth Clubs Read more

Free Training Courses

Apr 15, 2015 - Please see the link below for a number of free training courses for parents, carers, teachers, tutors, SNAs and support staff. Read more

SIBSHOP April 2015

Apr 15, 2015 - SIBSHOP - is a fun drama based interactive workshop for siblings of people with autism or special needs led by a qualified drama therapist. Age Group 7 - 13. All Welcome. Donation of €5 requested Read more

World Autism Day 2015 - April 2nd Spinathon

Apr 01, 2015 - World Autism Day 2015 - April 2nd. - Spinathon in the Town Centre Drogheda @ 3.00pm on Thur April 2nd. Read more

#tough as nails for autism

Apr 01, 2015 - Are you "tough as nails for autism". Please take your blue nail selfie, post it on facebook or twitter and donate €4 to Irish Autism Action by texting "April" to 50300 Read more

Please sign this petition to repeal the Lunacy Act

Mar 19, 2015 - Please sign this petition to repeal the Lunacy Act Read more

Support Group Coffee Morning Meeting

Mar 11, 2015 - Autism Support Louth&Meath would like to invite all parents to a support group coffee morning meeting on Thur March 26th @ 10.30 in the Holy Family Community Centre in Drogheda. Read more

Genio Training on Supported Self-Directed Living (SSDL)

Mar 02, 2015 - Training on Supported Self-Directed Living (SSCL) for family members, supported individuals and professionals. Read more

Open Invitation to all Parents of Children with Autism and Special Needs

Feb 23, 2015 - Autism Support Louth&Meath invite all parents to an open meeting to discuss Activities for Children with Autism and Special Needs and also a talk on Post Schools Options by Mark O'Connor from Inclusion Ireland Read more

Sibling Workshops Feb , March, April

Feb 23, 2015 - Sibshops Sibling Workshops for siblings of children with Autism and Special Needs age group 7 - 13 All Welcome Read more

SIBSHOP Sibling Workshop Jan 2015

Jan 22, 2015 - SIBSHOP Sibling Workshop for brothers and sisters of children with autism or special needs Read more

ABACAS Christmas Cards

Nov 27, 2014 - Christmas Cards in aid of Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism €5 per pack of 6. Sketch of new school premises in Congress Avenue by well known local artist Richard Moore Read more

Tesco Community Fund

Nov 22, 2014 - ABACAS receives €500 from the Tesco Community Fund - Thanks to all who voted for us Read more

Upcoming Autism Events

Nov 10, 2014 - Upcoming Autism events and training Read more

Free ipad training - parents of children with autism or special needs, teachers, special needs assistants or carers

Nov 04, 2014 - Free ipad training for parents and carers of children or adults with autism or special needs, teachers or special needs assistants. Read more

Useful article about Autism

Nov 03, 2014 - Useful article about Autism Read more

Sensory Friendly Film in Arc Cinema, Drogheda

Oct 21, 2014 - Sensory Friendly Film in Arc Cinema, Drogheda on Sunday 26th October @ 12.05pm. Read more

Free Dog Grooming for Assistance Dogs

Sep 12, 2014 - Dirty Paws Dog Grooming in Clogherhead have very kindly offered us one free Assistance Dog grooming session per month. This is a very generous offer which will help families with Assistance Dogs very much. If you would like to book your dog in please contact Aidan on 086 382 2438 to arrange an appointment. If he cannot accommodate you in the current month you will be booked in for the following month Read more

Wills Workshop

Sep 09, 2014 - Autism Support Louth&Meath are delighted to host Sarah Lennon from Inclusion Ireland who will deliver a Wills Workshop on Monday 13th October in Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism. Read more

Marathon in Drogheda for Autism

Aug 01, 2014 - Denzil, an occupational therapist who works with Children with Autism is running 12 Marathons in 12 Counties in 12 Days in August - Drogheda August 26th Read more

Vote for ABACAS in Tesco Community Fund

Aug 01, 2014 - Please nominate ABACAS Drogheda in the Tesco Community Fund to help us raise funds for a special needs playground Read more

Exemption from Property Tax

Jul 22, 2014 - Houses purchased, constructed or adapted to suit the needs of a person with a disability in receipt of DCA/DA may apply to be exempt from Property Tax Read more

Sibshop: Sibling Workshop- 26th July 2014

Jul 19, 2014 - A sibshop sibling workshop is on Sat the 26th of July 2014 from 11-1pm in the Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism, Mallard House, 13 Fair Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth. A nominal donation of €5 is requested on the day Read more

Sibshop Sibling Workshop- Sat 24th May 2014

May 13, 2014 - Sibshop sibling workshop in on Saturday the 24th May 2014 from 3-5pm in the Droghedas ABACAS School for children with Autism, Mallard House, 13 Fair street, Drogheda, Co. Louth. A nominal fee of €5 is requested. Read more

Fantastic Prizes Donated for Coffee Morning Raffle

Apr 06, 2014 - Fantastic Prizes donated for Coffee Morning Raffle in aid of Children with Autism in Drogheda Read more

Coffee Morning / Bake Sale

Apr 06, 2014 - Coffee Morning / Bake Sale is on Friday 11th April at 10am in the Westcourt Hotel, Drogheda. Everyone Welcome Read more

Team ABACAS 2014 - Boyne 10K on May 4th 2014 West Street, Drogheda

Apr 02, 2014 - Team ABACAS is reforming for the 2014 Boyne 10K on May 4th 2014, West Street Drogheda. Help us raise funds for children with Autism Read more

Sibshop Sibling Workshop

Mar 20, 2014 - Sibshop Sibling Workshops is on Saturday 29th March from 3-5pm in the Drogheda ABACAS School for children with Autism, Mallard House, 13 Fair Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth. A nominal donation of €5 is requested. Read more

Free Ipad training- Colaiste Na Hinse

Mar 20, 2014 - Free ipad training on Saturday 29th March from 9.30-5.30pm a one day intensive course in An Cuan, Colaiste Na Hinse, Bettystown, Co. Meath. Read more

Help Needed with Autism Research

Mar 19, 2014 - The Irish Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research (ICAN)are looking for participants and would appreciate your help. Read more

Workshops for families with special needs children leaving School

Mar 13, 2014 - Workshops for families of all children and young adults with autism or special needs but particularly useful for those who may be leaving school or have recently left school. Read more

MSc/Doctorate in Behaviour Analysis at NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Mar 13, 2014 - First Doctoral level training in Behaviour Analysis in Ireland and the UK, conferring eligibility for the Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) qualification, Closing date for Applications 20th June 2014. Read more

Free ipad training- Scoil Mhuire, Wexford

Mar 02, 2014 - Free ipad training on Sat 22nd March 2014 from 9.30am to 6.00pm in Scoil Mhuire, Wexford. A one day intensive course. Read more

ipad training - The Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan Town, Co. Monaghan.

Mar 02, 2014 - ipad training on Sat 8th Mar from 9.30 am to 5.00pm in The Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan Town, Co. Monaghan. A contribution of €20 to cover room hire and lunch. Read more

Free Ipad Training-Knocktemple National School, Virginia, Co. Cavan

Mar 02, 2014 - Free ipad training on Sat 29th Mar from 9.30am to 5.00pm in Knocktemple National School, Virginia, Co. Cavan. One day intensive course. Read more

Free Ipad training - Open Spectrum Group, Taney Parish Hall, Dundrum.

Mar 02, 2014 - Free-ipad training on Saturday 8th march from 10.00 - 5.00pm in the Open Spectrum Group, Taney Parish Hall, Dundrum. Read more

The Merging of the senses in Autism Developing communication skills in the face of multisensory integration deficits

Feb 17, 2014 - The merging of the senses in Autism: developing communication skills in the face of multisensory integration deficits. Talk by Prof John Foxe on 7th March at 7pm at the Jonathan Swift Theatre, Trinity College Dublin. Read more

Dr. Peter Vermeulen One day event on ASD, Puberty and Relationships in Dublin

Feb 17, 2014 - Dr. Peter Vermeulen, One day Event on ASD and Relationships: Psycho-Education Strategies for Teens and Adults, taking place on Thursday 6th March from 9.30am to 3.30pm in Camden Court Hotel, Dublin. Cost €40 (€30 for PSI members). Read more

Free Taking Control Workshop to support your mental health

Feb 17, 2014 - Taking Control Workshop on Thursday the 27th Feb 2014 from 9.30pm to 4pm in the Louth Leader Partnership Community Offices, Partnership Court,Dundalk. Read more

Free Challenging behaviour Workshop

Feb 04, 2014 - Free Challenging Behaviour Workshop on Sat 22nd of March @ 10.00 to 1.00pm in Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism, 13 Fair Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth. Read more

Free Early Intervention Workshop

Feb 04, 2014 - Free Early Intervention workshop on Wed 26th of February @ 7.30pm to 9.00pm Read more

Sibshop Sibling Workshop - CHANGE OF TIME NOW 1pm -3pm

Feb 04, 2014 - Sibshop Sibling Workshop Saturday the 22nd February @ 1.00pm to 3.00pm for agegroup 7-13 years in the Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism, 13 Fair St. Drogheda. Read more

Middlestown Centre for Autism, Upcoming free courses

Jan 27, 2014 - Course: Autism And Post Primary School Issues: post primary and transition to work. For Parents 28th Jan 2014 from 11-1pm, For professional 28th Jan 2014 from 4pm-6pm in the Colaiste Pobail Setanta, Phibblestown, Dublin. Closing date: Fri the 24th Jan @ 1pm. Read more

Autism Public Consultation Meeting on Autism Biobank

Jan 27, 2014 - Public Consultation Meeting on the 28th January 2014 @ 7pm in NUI Galway to discuss the establishment of the Irish Autism Registry and Biobank(www.iarb.ie). This meeting is hosted by the Irish Centre for Autism and neurodevelopmental Research in partnerhsip with Trinity College Dublin and Autism Speaks. Read more

SibShop Sibling Workshop Jan 25th 2014 - Workshops for siblings of children with special needs

Jan 21, 2014 - Sibshop for 7-13 agegroup taking place on Saturday the 25th of Jan 2014 @ 3.00 to 4.30pm in Drogheda ABACAS School. Read more

Free I-Pad Training For Your Group

Jan 20, 2014 - Free I-Pad training for your group which can be run from February to May 2014 in your area. Please contact info@autismsupportlouth.com with any queries. Read more

Making A will: what you should know-Inclusion Ireland Workshop for Parents of Special Needs Children

Jan 09, 2014 - Workshop on making a will are taking place on Tuesday the 11th from 10-1pm and Saturday 22nd from 10-1pm at Inclusion Ireland, unit 2, the Steelworks, Foley St, Dublin 1. Read more

Peter Pan Pantomime @ the TLT on Sunday 19th January 2014 - Matinee

Dec 20, 2013 - 19th Jan 2013 Peter Pan Pantomime at the TLT - Matinee. Panto tickets in aid of Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism. Prices Adults €15, Children €10 or Family €45. Read more

Christmas Coffee Morning

Dec 09, 2013 - Christmas Coffee Morning for all families affected by Autism in Sage & Stone Duleek on Tue 17th December @ 10.30. All Welcome Read more

Christmas Party at Ballymagarvey Village in aid of Drogheda ABACAS School and the Phillipines Appeal

Nov 27, 2013 - The Lisa Callan & Friends Foundation is delighted to announce a wonderful charity event A Downton Abbey themed Christmas Party will be held in Ballymagarvey Village on Saturday the 7th December in aid of Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism and the Philippines Appeal. Read more

Introduction to ABA - Working with Children with Autism in the Home or Classroom

Nov 19, 2013 - One Day Introduction to ABA Course - Working with Children with Autism in the Home or Classroom - Saturday 30th November 2013 Read more

Manager Vacancy - Activity Based Day Service for young adults

Nov 10, 2013 - Vacancy for a manager on a 2 year fixed term contract in a new community based day activity service for young adults with Autism, Intellectual Disability and Autism Read more

Free ipad courses in Drogheda, Dublin, Meath

Oct 24, 2013 - Free ipad training for Parents,Teachers,SNAs in association with the Benefit 4 funding from the Department of Communications. Read more

Free ipad course starting Mon 7th October in Drogheda ABACAS

Oct 01, 2013 - Free ipad training course starting Monday 7th October in Drogheda ABACAS School, Fair St. Read more

Daisychain Hotel Breaks for Carers

Sep 25, 2013 - Daisychain Hotel Breaks now available for Carers Read more

Free ipad Training for your Group

Sep 10, 2013 - Autism Support Louth in conjunction with Irish Autism Action have been successful in a grant application under the Benefit IIII grant heading to supply ipad training to beginners and improvers. Read more

SIBSHOPS - Sibling Workshops Autumn 2013

Sep 04, 2013 - Sibshops are fun interactive workshops led by a qualified Drama therapist specially trained in working with siblings of children with Autism. Read more

Drogheda to Westport Cycle to support Autism

Jul 29, 2013 - Five go to Westport Read more

Golden Sands 5k & Fun Run & Family Day

Jul 26, 2013 - Golden Sands 5k, Fun Run and Family Day on Sat August 31st on Bettystown Beach. Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism are the Charity Partner for this fantastic family event with chipped run. Read more

SIBSHOPS - Sibling Workshops for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Autism

Jul 12, 2013 - IAA SIBSHOP Sibling Workshop for brothers and sisters of children with autism to be held in Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism on Sat July 20th @ 3.00pm. Agegroup 8 - 13 Read more

Clinical Director Recruitment Ad

Jun 14, 2013 - Clinical Director Recruitment Ad Drogheda ABACAS School Read more

Autism Support Louth&Meath Coffee Morning Wed 19th June @ 10.30am

Jun 11, 2013 - Autism Support Louth&Meath Coffee Morning Wed 19th June @ 10.30am , MiCasa, Laurence Centre, Drogheda Read more

New Sibshop Sibling Workshop Dates

Jun 11, 2013 - The next Sibshop date is Sat 20th July. Times 3.00 to 4.30 in ABACAS, Fair St, Drogheda Read more

Over 18yrs Youth Club - 6 Weeks Class Capacity Building

May 16, 2013 - Class starting tonight for the over 18 youth club members in Capacity Building and Organisation being run by the VEC adult education service in conjunction with Autism Support Louth&Meath Read more

Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism - Charity Partner Boyne 10k 2013

May 03, 2013 - Boyne 10K Sunday 5th May 2013 TEAM ABACAS all set and raring to go. Read more

Faces of Autism

Mar 13, 2013 - Faces of Autism is a collaboration of professional photographers across Ireland volunteering their time to do free photoshoots for children with autism. Read more

Autism Support Louth Charity of Choice for Coderdojo #DojoCon 2013

Mar 10, 2013 - #DojoCon 2013 is being held in Slane Castle on April 13/14 2013. Autism Support Louth have been chosen as the charity to benefit from ticket sales at the conference this year. Read more

Autism Support Louth & Meath Support Group Meeting Thur 14th March @ 8.00pm Boyne Valley Hotel

Mar 07, 2013 - Autism Support Group Meeting. Two speakers - Enda Dodd developer of Animated Language Learning using Disney Films to promote language and Andrea Hermes of Walk with you Peer Programme for the 16 - 24 agegroup. All welcome to attend Read more

Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism - Charity Partner Boyne 10k 2013

Feb 18, 2013 - Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism are delighted to be the Charity Partner for the 2013 Boyne 10k. We are 10 years old this year and hope to encourage as many people as possible to run. jog or walk the Boyne 10k as part of TEAM ABACAS. Read more

Help needed with Research into Respite Provision

Feb 12, 2013 - Parent Input needed into research into Respite Provision for children with autism and the impact on families of respite/lack of respite Read more

Sibshops - Sibling Support for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Autism 2013

Feb 11, 2013 - The next Sibling Workshop will be on Saturday 11 May in the Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism , Fair St, Drogheda Read more

Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism - Charity Partner Boyne 10k 2013

Feb 03, 2013 - Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism are delighted to be the Charity Partner for the Boyne 10 k on 5th May 2013. All funds raised for Drogheda ABACAS School will go towards fitting out a special needs playground and sensory room in our new premises in Congress Avenue School Read more

image2talk communication app - Public Talk in Drogheda

Jan 21, 2013 - Public talk and presentation by Fiona Wilson developer of image2talk which is a functional communication app using real images. Read more

Sibshops - Sibling Support for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Autism 2013

Jan 14, 2013 - Further dates for Sibshops the support workshops for children with Autism in conjunction with Irish Autism Action Read more

Snow White Panto Drogheda tickets in aid of Children with Autism

Jan 08, 2013 - Drogheda Pantomime Society proudly present Snow White in the TLT. We have tickets for matinee performance on Sun 20th Jan @ 3.00pm in aid of Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism and Autism Support Louth Youth Clubs Read more

Christmas Coffee Morning - Thur Dec 13th @ 10.30 MiCasa Laurence Centre Drogheda

Dec 10, 2012 - Autism Support Louth would like to invite you to our Christmas Coffee Morning on Thursday 13th December at 10.30 in MiCasa, Laurence Centre, Drogheda. All welcome to pop in and have a mince pie !!! Read more

Sensory Special Needs Cinema Drogheda Omniplex Sun 9th December 12.00pm Madagascar

Dec 04, 2012 - Special Needs friendly cinema showing of Madagascar Sunday 9th December at 12.00am in Drogheda Omniplex. All welcome . Read more

Sibshops - Sibling Support for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Autism - Sat Dec 15

Dec 02, 2012 - Sibshop - sibling workshops for brothers and sisters of children with autism Read more

Bubblegum Club Winterwonderland

Dec 01, 2012 - The Bubblegum Club have given 20 child tickets for children with Autism and their siblings for their annual Winterwonderland held this year in Castletown-Geoghegan Co Westmeath on Sunday 16th November from 10.00am to 1.00pm Read more

Panto Tickets in aid of Autism

Nov 26, 2012 - We have tickets for the Drogheda Pantomime Society production of Snow White in the TLT at 3.00pm on Sun 20th January. Five euro from each ticket sold donated towards Autism Support Louth and Drogheda ABACAS School Read more

Busy Weekend at Autism Support Louth

Nov 17, 2012 - Its all happening today. We have the ipad for special needs course being delivered by Jen from Irish Autism Action, also the 5th Sibshop sibling workshop in ABACAS in the afternoon and three youth clubs going on throughout the day. Read more

Sibshops - Sibling Support for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Autism

Nov 12, 2012 - Workshops for brothers and sisters of children with autism helping them explore and discuss their life with a sibling with Autism Read more

Sibshops

Oct 18, 2012 - Workshops for siblings of children with Autism, which are opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with special health and developmental needs to obtain peer-to-peer support and educational within an educational context. Read more

iPads for Special Needs Children - Training Course

Oct 16, 2012 - a one day iPad training course for parents/carers/teachers/snas working with children with special needs. Read more

Autism Support Louth Meath Support Group Meeting

Oct 15, 2012 - Support Group Meeting Thursday 18th October 2012 Mi Casa Laurence Centre, Drogheda at 10.30 am Read more

White Collar Boxing

Sep 29, 2012 - White Collar Boxing - Saturday 29th September 2012 - Boyne Valley Hotel Drogheda with donations going to Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism and Autism Support Louth Read more

All Things Baby Fair - Sun 23 Sept - ABACAS Charity of Choice

Sep 20, 2012 - All Things Baby Fair - Sun 23 September - City North Hotel, M1, Drogheda. We were delighted to be the charity of choice at the All Things Baby Fair on Sunday in City North Hotel. www.allthingsbaby.ie Read more

M&S Bagpack in aid of Drogheda ABACAS and Autism Support Youth Clubs

Sep 18, 2012 - Bagpackers wanted to help at our bag pack in M&S in Drogheda on 28/29/30 September - All help welcome please contact Jacinta on 087 240 7431 Read more

Autism Support Louth / Drogheda ABACAS Info Stand at All Things Baby Fair

Sep 18, 2012 - Autism Support Louth and Drogheda ABACAS School will have an information stand at the All Things Baby Fair on Sunday 23rd September in the City North Hotel Read more

Self Advocacy

Sep 18, 2012 - Self Advocacy Course delivered through the VEC adult education programme to empower and support parents to advocate for their child and their family. Read more

Self Advocacy Course for Autism Support Louth

Jun 20, 2012 - Autism Support Louth are delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application to run a Self Advocacy Fetac Level 3 course for our members. Read more

Sibshops

Jun 19, 2012 - Autism Support Louth in conjunction with Irish Autism Action are very pleased to facilitate a number of workshops for siblings of children with autism in July in Drogheda. Read more

June Support Group Meeting

Jun 18, 2012 - Autism Support Louth / Meath monthly meeting June 20th @ 8.30pm in Donegans Read more

Autism Support Group Louth Meath Meeting

May 15, 2012 - Autism Support Group Meeting Thur 17th May @ 10.30 am Read more

Fun Table Quiz in aid of Autism Support Louth Youth Club

May 05, 2012 - Table Quiz in Byrnes Pub, Hill St, Dundalk on Fri 18th May @ 9pm Read more

Autism Support Louth Meath Meeting

Apr 17, 2012 - Autism Support Louth Meath Meeting April 18th @ 8.30pm in Donegans ( The Monasterboice Inn). All are welcome to pop in and have a chat. Read more

Boyne 10K

Apr 13, 2012 - We are looking for volunteers to run, jog or walk the Boyne 10K in aid of Autism Support Louth and the Drogheda ABACAS School please contact us on 087 240 7431. Registration, Sponsor Packs and v snazzy running vests will be supplied Read more

Counselling

Mar 23, 2012 - The Irish Autism Action low cost counselling service has now started at Drogheda ABACAS on Tuesday evenings. There are a couple of slots available. If you are interested please contact Yvonne on 086 8142293 or counselling@autismireland.ie Read more

DCA (Domiciliary Care Allowance)

Mar 22, 2012 - Autism Support Louth gave a presentation in conjunction with Irish Autism Action at a public meeting in the Red Cow on Monday 5th March. We are working in conjunction with IAA, SPNA and Inclusion Ireland to try and make some progress on this issue. Read more

Dealing with Challenging Behaviour Course

Mar 21, 2012 - Introduction to dealing with Challenging Behaviour in a Primary Classroom or Childcare Setting one day course for people working in schools or childcare settings. Saturday March 24th 2012 at Drogheda ABACAS School. Read more

Recent Fundraising News

Mar 08, 2012 - Find out about our fundraising activities both from the recent past & near future. We are always looking for volunteers to lend a hand. Read more

World Autism Day Bucket Collection

Mar 08, 2012 - We will hold our annual bucket collection on Friday 30th March in Drogheda. This event is usually a great success for us and it is important that as many people as possible help. If you can help at all please do. The more people we have out collecting really helps. Contact me to sign up. Read more